Dreams and Visions: Fourteen Flights of Fantasy (Hardcover)

Fourteen Flights of Fantasy

By M. Jerry Weiss, Helen S. Weiss

Starscape, 9780765312495, 256pp.

Publication Date: March 21, 2006



Let your imagination soar and take flight with these fourteen original tales of fantasy and science fiction by a distinguished line-up of award-winning children's and young adult authors.

Joan Bauer gives us Chloe, a fantasy writer trying to tell a new story--but her characters won't cooperate.
Suzanne Fisher Staples introduces us to the powers of djinn in her magical tale set in Pakistan.
Charles de Lint offers a romantic tale set during the Summer of Love in his mythical city of Newford.
A witch's son seeks revenge in a chilling murder mystery by Michael O. Tunnell.
Craig and Jessica, two high school runners, star in this story of transformation by Rich Wallace.
Patrice Kindl's mysterious Mrs. Duck moves into the boring town of Refreshing Acres--and nothing is ever the same again.
In S.L. Rottman's action-packed tale, the world is on fire, and it's a race to the water's edge.
David Lubar thrills us with his story of Deborah, an aspiring magician.
Mel Glenn shares a conversation between Ryan and an Angel in the afterlife.
Jessie's encounter with a toad changes her life in this uplifting tale by Nancy Springer.
A soldier meets the ghost of Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber, in John Ritter's thought-provoking story.
An oracle makes an unsettling prediction in Sharon Dennis Wyeth's tale.
Neal Shusterman introduces us to a young thief who holds the fate of the universe in his hands.
Tamora Pierce's story takes us to the land of Hartunjar, where women are subservient to men--but not for long…

About the Author

M. Jerry Weiss is Distinguished Service Professor of Communications Emeritus, New Jersey City University. A teacher, writer, and lecturer, he has won numerous awards and honors, including the 1997 International Reading Association Special Service Award and the National Council of Teachers of English Distinguished Service Award. Helen S. Weiss is an author and scholar of humor. Jerry and Helen Weiss are editors of two previous anthologies: "From One Experience to Another" and "Lost & Found. "They live in Montclair, New Jersey.

Praise For Dreams and Visions: Fourteen Flights of Fantasy

"The talent of these authors is clear. Ideas abound for those interested in writing their own stories."--School Library Journal on From One Experience to Another

"Eclectic, engaging, and occasionally surprising, this collection will
stimulate aspiring writers."--Booklist on Lost and Found

"These examples of true inspiration might just be real enough to persuade teen writers to use their own experiences for writing ideas--and that notion is definitely a winner."--Voice of Youth Advocates on Lost and Found