Hi everyone! Taylor here with another Recommendation Friday!
Unnatural Creatures is a collection of short stories about the fantastical things that exist only in our minds—collected and introduced by belovedNew York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman.
The sixteen stories gathered by Gaiman, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, range from the whimsical to the terrifying. The magical creatures range from werewolves to sunbirds to beings never before classified. E. Nesbit, Diana Wynne Jones, Gahan Wilson, and other literary luminaries contribute to the anthology.
Sales of Unnatural Creatures benefit 826DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students in their creative and expository writing, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
I’d stumbled across this book while I was wondering around a book store about a year ago. I’d never heard of it before but the cover was amazing so I had to get it. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started it but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
All of the short stories have a wide range. Unnatural Creatures contains 16 short stories from various decades. From 1942 to 2012, these short stories show creative, unique and original stories. From basic werewolves to a haunted bicycle, you never know what your going to get. My personal favorite was The Flight of the Horse by Larry Niven. I loved reading Unnatural Creatures. It’s full of fun, original, creative, and sometimes silly stories. It may be Young Adult but I feel like anyone who picks up this book will enjoy it. You may not like all 16 stories but there has to be at the very least one or two you’ll want to read over and over. And best of all,
sales of Unnatural Creatures benefit 826DC. How can you turn that down?