Gryphon: a short story
© 1985
often asked questions about Gryphon

"Gryphon", a short story, was originally published in Baxter's collection of short stories Through The Safety Net. The story was well received and has since been featured in numerous other texts including American Short Stories (7th edition), The Best American Short Stories 1986, and Modern Fiction about School Teaching. "Gryphon" was made into a film by PBS, and was read on Chicago's WBEZ radio station.

The narrative takes the reader to a 4th grade classroom where an unusual substitute teacher mesmerizes her class with a description of a gryphon and predictions of her students' future.

Students interested in learning more about "Gryphon" should consult the often asked questions about Gryphon page.

Additional Information:
Summary of the film from The New York Times
Questions (but no answers) and writing prompts concerning "Gryphon"
Additional information about the film version of "Gryphon"
A site where you can purchase the "Gryphon" film on video
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