A colleague at work e-mailed me to ask for reading suggestions for a student in an entry-level English course who hasn't read anything for a long time and wants to get back to it. He likes fantasy, but wants to read short books rather than epic multi-book series (my impression was that he was asking for novels, not short stories).
The Last Unicorn and The Innkeeper's Song by Peter S. Beagle
Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart
The Book of Knights by Yves Meynard
Can anyone think of others?