Such a Pretty Face: Short Stories About Beauty

3.29 avg rating
( 105 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780810916074: Such a Pretty Face: Short Stories About Beauty
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

With stories by acclaimed and exciting new YA writers:

Louise Hawes
J. James Keels
Ron Koertge
Chris Lynch
Norma Fox Mazer
Lauren Myracle
Jamie Pittel
Anita Riggio
Mary Ann Rodman
Ellen Wittlinger
Jacqueline Woodson
Tim Wynne-Jones

A stellar line-up of young adult writers examines our relationship with beauty in stories that haunt, amuse, stir, and fascinate.

A beauty queen with a chin-hair problem, an aspiring model who would rather take pictures than be in them, a boy in love with the gorgeous nurse he’s never seen, a girl named Beauty who feels like anything but—the teenagers in these dozen stories feel the power of beauty, whether it’s to trap, save, torment, or comfort. In an era when image seems to have triumphed over virtue and reason, this timely, discussion-provoking collection asks young readers to think about what is truly beautiful.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Ann Angel is the author of six author biographies and works of criticism. She graduated from Vermont College’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program and currently teaches writing at the college level. She lives in Wisconsin.

From Booklist:

Wild, funny, and thought-provoking, this anthology's stories, contributed by well-known authors for teens, challenge readers to reconsider their notions of beauty. Several stories are fantasies. In Lauren Myracle's hilarious "Bad Hair Day," a homecoming queen sprouts a stubborn, vine-like chin whisker just before her crowning ceremony. Many realistic characters echo Jamie Pittel's narrator, who pierces her nose, dyes her hair blue, and wonders about "the difference between who you really are and who you're supposed to be, like, according to your family." Ellen Wittlinger's beautiful narrator chooses to become a photographer's assistant rather than the model her mother wants to her to be. Several stories, including Mary Ann Rodman's "Farang," set in Thailand, confront racism and cultural ideals of beauty. Each story shows a universal ache for self-acceptance. Jacqueline Woodson's pre-teen narrator talks about a "longing to be-long. Not to my friends or my block, but to me." When teens talk about beauty, they talk about their lives; this strong anthology, which includes a reader's guide, is a great place to begin the wide-reaching discussion. Engberg, Gillian

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by Harry N. Abrams (2007)
ISBN 10: 081091607X ISBN 13: 9780810916074
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harry N. Abrams, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M081091607X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Published by Harry N. Abrams
ISBN 10: 081091607X ISBN 13: 9780810916074
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harry N. Abrams. Hardcover. Condition: New. 081091607X Ships promptly from Texas. Seller Inventory # Z081091607XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Angel, Ann
Published by Hachette Book Group
ISBN 10: 081091607X ISBN 13: 9780810916074
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hachette Book Group. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 081091607X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ann Angel
Published by Abrams, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 081091607X ISBN 13: 9780810916074
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Abrams, United States, 2007. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Every person lives with his or her ideal concept of beauty. As a teenager, this ideal can be challenging: Am I pretty enough? What does it mean to be pretty? Is beauty fair? Ranging from funny to desperate, each of the stories in this collection portrays a turning point moment when individual dreams of beauty collide with reality. In Lauren Myracle s story, a Homecoming Queen deals with a truly enormous and possibly enchanted chin hair. In Ellen Wittlinger s contribution, a young model questions the career her mother has foisted on her. In Mary Ann Rodman s piece, a white American feels baffled by her beautiful Thai s classmates desire to be pale. Perceptive and unexpected, these stories challenge readers to question their own thoughts about beauty. Seller Inventory # BZE9780810916074

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Ann Angel
Published by Abrams, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 081091607X ISBN 13: 9780810916074
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Abrams, United States, 2007. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Every person lives with his or her ideal concept of beauty. As a teenager, this ideal can be challenging: Am I pretty enough? What does it mean to be pretty? Is beauty fair? Ranging from funny to desperate, each of the stories in this collection portrays a turning point moment when individual dreams of beauty collide with reality. In Lauren Myracle s story, a Homecoming Queen deals with a truly enormous and possibly enchanted chin hair. In Ellen Wittlinger s contribution, a young model questions the career her mother has foisted on her. In Mary Ann Rodman s piece, a white American feels baffled by her beautiful Thai s classmates desire to be pale. Perceptive and unexpected, these stories challenge readers to question their own thoughts about beauty. Seller Inventory # FLT9780810916074

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Ann Angel
Published by Abrams, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 081091607X ISBN 13: 9780810916074
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Abrams, United States, 2007. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Every person lives with his or her ideal concept of beauty. As a teenager, this ideal can be challenging: Am I pretty enough? What does it mean to be pretty? Is beauty fair? Ranging from funny to desperate, each of the stories in this collection portrays a turning point moment when individual dreams of beauty collide with reality. In Lauren Myracle s story, a Homecoming Queen deals with a truly enormous and possibly enchanted chin hair. In Ellen Wittlinger s contribution, a young model questions the career her mother has foisted on her. In Mary Ann Rodman s piece, a white American feels baffled by her beautiful Thai s classmates desire to be pale. Perceptive and unexpected, these stories challenge readers to question their own thoughts about beauty. Seller Inventory # FLT9780810916074

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Published by Harry N. Abrams
ISBN 10: 081091607X ISBN 13: 9780810916074
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harry N. Abrams. Condition: New. Hardcover. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 081091607X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Ann Angel (Editor)
Published by Harry N. Abrams (2007)
ISBN 10: 081091607X ISBN 13: 9780810916074
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harry N. Abrams, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX081091607X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Published by Harry N. Abrams (2007)
ISBN 10: 081091607X ISBN 13: 9780810916074
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harry N. Abrams, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11081091607X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Angel, Ann (Editor)
Published by Harry N Abrams Inc (2007)
ISBN 10: 081091607X ISBN 13: 9780810916074
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harry N Abrams Inc, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. new title edition. 240 pages. 8.25x5.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 081091607X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.36
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book