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The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher It Books
Publication date October 1, 1997
Pages 115
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780688156817
ISBN-10 0688156819
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $21.99
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The notorious filmmaker delights readers with a bizarre menagerie of characters--including Oyster Boy, Brie Boy, Match Girl, and Stick Boy--who are searching for love and understanding in a world that does not comprehend oddities, in a humorous book detailed with vivid black-and-white illustrations. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

From breathtaking stop-action animation to bittersweet modern fairy tales, filmmaker Tim Burton has become known for his unique visual brilliance -- witty and macabre at once. Now he gives birth to a cast of gruesomely sympathetic children -- misunderstood outcasts who struggle to find love and belonging in their cruel, cruel worlds. His lovingly lurid illustrations evoke both the sweetness and the tragedy of these dark yet simple beings -- hopeful, hapless heroes who appeal to the ugly outsider in all of us, and let us laugh at a world we have long left behind (mostly anyway).



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780060526498 Book cover for 9780688156817
 
from Harpercollins (November 1, 2002)
9780060526498 | details & prices | 115 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $19.95
About: From breathtaking stop-action animation to bittersweet modern fairy tales, filmmaker Tim Burton has become known for his unique visual brilliance -- witty and macabre at once.
from Rob Weisbach Books (November 1, 1997); titled "The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories"
9780688156824 | details & prices | List price $160.00
About: A bizarre menagerie of characters--including Oyster Boy, Brie Boy, Match Girl, and Stick Boy--search for love and understanding in a world that does not comprehend oddities
The price comparison is for this edition
from It Books (October 1, 1997); titled "The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories"
9780688156817 | details & prices | 115 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $21.99
About: A bizarre menagerie of characters--including Oyster Boy, Brie Boy, Match Girl, and Stick Boy--search for love and understanding in a world that does not comprehend oddities

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