Here are twenty great American short stories. Written by men and women who are nationally famous, these stories appeared originally in Scholastic Magazine, and have been collected here expecially for scholars adn young adults. Here you will go to the far north with author Elliott Merick to track the Seven Islands Indian, Mathieu, on a strange and grueling manhunt in frozen Labrador. Here John Steinbeck will introduce you to Elisa, who had magic in her fingers but whose heart yearned for what it could not have. And here inthe famous story Maureen Daly wrote when she was sixteen, you have a ringside seat at a moonlit meeting on ice skates. Here you'll find stories by Sinclair Lewis, Dorothy Parker, Jesse Stuart and Ring Lardner and a host of other famous names in big time fiction.