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by Zenna Henderson

eBook Holding Wonder download ISBN: 0385056575
Author: Zenna Henderson
Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (June 1971)
Language: English
Pages: 302
ePub: 1101 kb
Fb2: 1852 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Pseudoscience
Subcategory: Science Fiction

Zenna Chlarson Henderson (November 1, 1917 – May 11, 1983) was an American elementary school teacher and science fiction and fantasy author. Her first story was published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in 1951

Zenna Chlarson Henderson (November 1, 1917 – May 11, 1983) was an American elementary school teacher and science fiction and fantasy author. Her first story was published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in 1951. Her work is cited as pre-feminist, often featuring middle-aged women, children, and their relationships, but with stereotyped gender roles. Many of her stories center around humanoid aliens called "The People" who have special powers

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. We read Zenna Henderson's beautifully crafted, luminously written books to our children and now we're giving them to our grand-children. A Southwest writer, Henderson lovingly evokes the rural Southwest and from there, launches into her thoughtful speculative fantasy. A gorgeous journey through the believable magic of human and super-human interaction.

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Zenna Henderson's Holding Wonders a collection of short stories. As such, it can be found in Ingathering: The Complete Book of the People as well as in this anthology. Zenna and Her People: Zenna Henderson Home Page. It is sometimes forgotten that Henderson wrote many non-People stories, most of which can be found in two collections: Holding Wonder and The Anything Box. These stories are gems and will appeal to readers whether or not they are familiar with the People stories. This story uses Henderson's most frequently utilized beginning: a teacher (the narrative voice) observes very unusual characteristics in a new student.

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What book were you reading?" I asked, fishing on the shelf behind me for various readers in case he didn't know a specific name.

To my rainbow of cherubs who are cherubs before they are rainbow components. What book were you reading?" I asked, fishing on the shelf behind me for various readers in case he didn't know a specific name. Sometimes we get those whose faces overspread with astonishment and they say, "Reading?"

Zenna Henderson is well known for her 'people stories. Holding Wonder is a collection of 20 short works.

Zenna Henderson is well known for her 'people stories. Dismey, for example, believes she's a magician. Two little boys who teased her can prove it.

In this many-dimensioned collection of speculative fiction, Zenna Henderson introduces us to a boy who "calls" his mother, despite the fact that the nearest phone is miles away - and reads the distress call from an orbiting astronaut's mind; to the amazing cures of Aunt Sophronis - pills for the living dead; and to Loo Ree, a first grader.

From dust jacket: "A collection of short stories that are written with such rare sensitivity and warmth that they will undeniably add a new and greater dimension to Science Fiction. Among the twenty stories are two which concern Miss Henderson's most famous creation.."The People". A majority of the stories are concerned with the child's world. They deal with the joy and pathos, laughter and tears, gentleness and cruelty which encompass a young person's world. Whether human or alien, on earth or on a far flung planet in a distant galaxy, children seem to vary only in reactions to experiences, and the authoress' unusual understanding of children make these stories paritcularly moving."
Comments: (7)
Samugul
Many of Henderson's stories of the People have a teacher's voice somewhere. This is not surprising; Zenna Henderson taught elementary school in Arizona. She brought that desert schoolroom esthetic into almost every story she wrote.

"Holding Wonder" is one of two collections of tales not specifically about the People (although "The Indelible Kind" crosses over.) Many of the stories, including "You Know What, Teacher?" share the child's or teacher's point of view of the schoolroom or playground. So it is surprising that the two stories fro the collection that have resided in my heart for over fifty years involve neither school nor student.

"Crowning Glory" presents a North America in which the almost-universal fashion is for females and males alike to wear their hair dyed pastel, cropped close, and shaven into patterns. The protagonist is an odd girl in this culture, clinging to her undyed waist-length hair despite the teasing of her friends and the inconvenience of caring for it. How she becomes the invited guest of the alien visitors—and why—is a prime example of writing power.

"Love Every Third Stir" has a classic feel to it. For a long time, I was convinced this had been made into a "Twilight Zone" episode, but it had not. It's just a very visual presentation. The twist at the end is a real zinger!
Micelhorav
This has been my favorite book since I was a girl. I lost it and tried to find it for years. They I found it here on Amazon! YAY!!! Re-ordered it and have been delighted to re-read the short stories. Zenna Henderson was a phenomenal sci-fi author and way ahead of her time!
Riavay
We read Zenna Henderson's beautifully crafted, luminously written books to our children and now we're giving them to our grand-children.
A Southwest writer, Henderson lovingly evokes the rural Southwest and from there, launches into her thoughtful speculative fantasy.
A gorgeous journey through the believable magic of human and super-human interaction.
She was writing in the sixties and seventies, but her well-woven lessons for human relations is greatly needed in this current era.
Munigrinn
I was delighted to find a Zenna Henderson collection I'd somehow missed. If you're looking for a touch of magic, a sense of wonder, you'll find it here. I especially love Henderson's teacher narrators, who've seen it all, can handle any situation, and still retain their childlike ability to believe the strangest things. May we all be so open to the magic around us.
Punind
The stories of Zenna Henderson have been favorites of mine for a long time. If I were to publish this book there are a couple of stories I might leave out, but there are several that should be required reading for folks considering working with children...of all ages! I buy copies of this book, when I can find them, and share them prolifically with people I think might enjoy them...people whose hearts are likely to be touched much the same as mine.
Note to holder of copyrights...PLEASE PUBLISH THIS BOOK ONCE AGAIN!!! THE SAME WITH ANYTHING BOX!!! Bring these "Old Friends" back!
Uris
These stories should never, ever go out of print. Zena Henderson's world is absolutely where I want to live. That not being possible, I'll read these books until they disintegrate.

These stories are perfect for homeschoolers, or anyone who wants to help children understand non-aggression and self ownership with personal responsibility.

"The Ingathering: The Complete People Stories of Zena Henderson" : http://www.amazon.com/Ingathering-Complete-People-Stories-Henderson/dp/0915368587/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399144849&sr=1-1&keywords=Zena+Henderson
is a wonderful collection of all these stories in a nice hardcover for only $22. Well worth the price, and one I've had for a while now.
Wild Python
I made a point of hunting down all her work this summer and thoroughly enjoyed it.
I'm glad I own them, so I can re-read them at my leisure.

Some of the stories do have a rather dated, naive outlook that reminds me of other authors from the same era, but I find it kind of charming, not an unforgivable flaw. (So much that's written these days is so cynical and violent, these stories are quite tame by comparison, but that doesn't mean they can't be chilling.)
Short stories from a grand master's wonderful imagination. Want to see this republished in hardbound!