Bambert's Book of Missing Stories

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9780749747053: Bambert's Book of Missing Stories

Bambert is a recluse. He feels out of place in the world and lives in the top of his house, while the grocer downstairs, Mr Bloom, supplies all the provisions he needs. Bambert has completed ten stories for his Book of Wishes, and one day decides the stories should go and seek their own settings. Parcelling up each one, and sending it out into the world attached to Japanese hot-air balloon powered by nightlights, Bambert also includes an eleventh story, consisting only of four sheets of blank paper, which he hopes will write themselves. As the stories begin to return, with foreign stamps and the names of people who have found them, Bambert begins to reassemble his Book of Wishes, now filled with tales from around the world. There is, for example, a rather sinister tale about waxworks from England, the tale of a boy whose drawings come true, and a miraculous escape from a dungeon in Tsarist Russia. One night, Bambert finds the eleventh story. It did not fly anywhere, but stuck to his roof. Bambert falls to his death while trying to reach it, and never knows that Mr Bloom faked all the envelopes from his stamp collection. Saddened when his friend dies, Mr Bloom rescues the eleventh envelope and writes the last story, about Bambert's arrival on 'the other side of the dream', where he's reunited with all the characters he brought to life.

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ONE DAY, MR. Bambert, a sweet but shy man, decides to send 11 stories out into the world. He attaches them to little hot-air balloons and lets them go on windy nights with a letter asking that whoever finds them send them back. Wherever the stories are returned from is where they will be set. The 11th story is blank—Bambert hopes it will write itself. Slowly the stories come back, with postmarks from all over the world, including one from the past. All that's left is the last one, the one that has to write itself. . . .

In this magical little story with a twist, the power of kindness, stories, and hope is woven together to create a soul-warming, poignant tale that readers will want to read again and again.

Praise for Dreaming in Black and White:

"A short, quiet, yet memorable, novel that challenges its audience with questions worth asking."—Booklist

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About the Author:

Reinhardt Jung was born in Germany in 1949 and worked with an international children’s organization before becoming head of children’s broadcasting in Stuttgart, Germany. He died in 1999.
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