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Dragons, glass boys, and multiplying cats . . . From award-winning writer Scott William Carter comes a collection of four spellbinding fantasy tales geared toward younger readers -- and the young at heart.

THE DRAGON OF THE DOLOMITES

Everyone knows dragons are the vainest of all creatures. And if you're the last dragon? You're the vainest of them all.

THE HUMAN ADDICT: A DRAGON'S TALE

Dragons didn't need to eat but once every full moon, so gluttony was considered the worst of their crimes. The fascinating tale of one dragon's struggle with a rather unusual addiction.

SHATTERBOY

A short, powerful tale about a woman who finds a glass boy in a recycling transfer station — and how the few days with him change both of their lives

THE PROBLEM WITH POLLY

How many cats is too many? One? Ten? A thousand? When Nathan Randall awakes one morning to find a strange tortoise shell cat sitting on his dresser, he's soon struggling with the most unusual problem of his life.

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SCOTT WILLIAM CARTER’s first novel, The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys, was hailed by Publishers Weekly as a “touching and impressive debut” and won the prestigious Oregon Book Award. Since then, he has published nine novels and over fifty short stories, his fiction spanning a wide variety of genres and styles. His most recent book, Wooden Bones, chronicles the untold story of Pinocchio and was singled out for praise by the Junior Library Guild. He lives in Oregon with his wife and children.

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