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Hamish Mactavish is Eating a Bus

Hamish Mactavish is Eating a Bus - story

Gordon Korman

It was over the Sunday paper that I first learned that a forty-one-year-old man named Hamish Mactavish of Inverness, Scotland, was eating a bus. The Sunday paper was a family thing at the Donaldson house. Mom and…

Søren Kierkegaard Confounds the City

Søren Kierkegaard Confounds the City - story

Tom Baikin-O’hayon

Søren Kierkegaard was a young university student who lived in the city of Copenhagen, Denmark in the nineteenth century. He enjoyed his university studies, but he felt that they were missing something. His professors taught…

The Boys

The Boys - story

Anton Chekhov

“Volodia is here!” cried some one in the courtyard. “Voloditchka is here!” shrieked Natalia, rushing into the dining-room. The whole family ran to the window, for they had been expecting their Volodia for hours. At…

Croco Dancy

Croco Dancy - story

Nurit Zarchi

When Croco Dancy, the little witch, finished school, she had to take her final exam. The principal put two forks on the table in front of her and said: “Now enchant them. You remember what…