A collection of Calvin and Hobbes cartoons. The author won the 1986 Reuben Award as Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year and has also illustrated Something Under the Bed is Drooling , Scientific Progress Goes Boink and Weirdos From Another Planet. Spaceman Spliff, Stupendous Man, the ferocious tiger Hobbes, and the rest of Calvin's imaginary friends return in this book. Other books featuring these characters include Something Under the Bed is Drooling, Weirdos from Another Planet and Scientific Progress Goes Boink.
Stories contains a variety of extremely high quality narratives and makes their interconnections and study accessible. In comparison to similar anthologies, Stories has more total pieces (137), and more lengthy novellas (5). It presents graphic narratives, verse narratives, Bible stories, fairy tales, non-Western teaching tales, pre- Renaissance classics, and children's literature along with many selections by women and minority authors, and stories from around the world.