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One rainy day, Sylvester finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. But when a lion frightens him on his way home, Sylvester makes a wish that brings unexpected results. How Sylvester is eventually reunited with his loving family and restored to his own donkey self makes a story that is beautifully tender and perfectly joyful. andlt;BRandgt; Illustrated with William Steig's glowing pictures, this winner of the 1970 Caldecott Medal is a modern classic beloved by children everywhere. Now reissued to celebrate the discovery of the original artwork, this deluxe edition contains painstakingly careful color corrections made from those watercolor originals — the color you'll see within this book is as Mr. Steig had originally intended it to be. It also features his moving Caldecott Medal acceptance speech. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;The New York Times Book Reviewandlt;/Iandgt; wrote of Mr. Steig that "everything he does is magic." This deluxe edition of Sylvester and the Magic Pebble truly recaptures that magic for a whole new generation of readers.

Synopsis:

Steig's fable about a young donkey named Sylvester who accidentally turns himself into a rock has been a read-aloud favorite for 35 years. The author's original watercolor illustrations have been meticulously restored. Full color.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;William Steig'andlt;/bandgt;s work has received countless honors and awards. Called the "King of Cartoons" by andlt;iandgt;Newsweek,andlt;/iandgt; his cartoons in such magazines as the andlt;iandgt;New Yorkerandlt;/iandgt; and his books of symbolic drawings have inspired a multitude of cartoonists and artists. His books for children are loved by readers young and old. William Steig received the Caldecott Medal for andlt;iandgt;Sylvester and the Magic Pebble,andlt;/iandgt; the Caldecott Honor Award for andlt;iandgt;The Amazing Bone,andlt;/iandgt; and the Newbery Honor Award for andlt;iandgt;Abel's Islandandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Doctor De Soto.andlt;/iandgt; His other books include andlt;iandgt;Alpha Beta Chowderandlt;/iandgt; (written by Jeanne Steig), andlt;iandgt;Amos andamp; Boris, Brave Irene, CDB!, C D C ?, Dominic, Grown-ups Get To Do All the Driving, Pete's a Pizza, Shrek!, Spinky Sulks,andlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Zeke Pippin.andlt;/iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;William Steig lived in Boston the last twelve years of his life. Before that, he lived with his wife, Jeanne, in rural Kent, Connecticut. Just outside his studio window stood a large rock that looked remarkably like Sylvester. He liked that. andlt;bandgt;William Steig'andlt;/bandgt;s work has received countless honors and awards. Called the "King of Cartoons" by andlt;iandgt;Newsweek,andlt;/iandgt; his cartoons in such magazines as the andlt;iandgt;New Yorkerandlt;/iandgt; and his books of symbolic drawings have inspired a multitude of cartoonists and artists. His books for children are loved by readers young and old. William Steig received the Caldecott Medal for andlt;iandgt;Sylvester and the Magic Pebble,andlt;/iandgt; the Caldecott Honor Award for andlt;iandgt;The Amazing Bone,andlt;/iandgt; and the Newbery Honor Award for andlt;iandgt;Abel's Islandandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Doctor De Soto.andlt;/iandgt; His other books include andlt;iandgt;Alpha Beta Chowderandlt;/iandgt; (written by Jeanne Steig), andlt;iandgt;Amos andamp; Boris, Brave Irene, CDB!, C D C ?, Dominic, Grown-ups Get To Do All the Driving, Pete's a Pizza, Shrek!, Spinky Sulks,andlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Zeke Pippin.andlt;/iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;William Steig lived in Boston the last twelve years of his life. Before that, he lived with his wife, Jeanne, in rural Kent, Connecticut. Just outside his studio window stood a large rock that looked remarkably like Sylvester. He liked that.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416902065
Author:
Steig, William
Publisher:
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Animals - Farm Animals
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Donkeys
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Missing children
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
picture book; fable; legend; classic story; classic; pebble; magic; wish; make a wish; Caldecott medal; Caldecott winner; Caldecott; genie in a bottle; reunited; missing; disappeared; andnbsp;illustration; donkey; turns into a rock; Medusa; cd; audio book
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B221
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
42
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.25 in 14.98 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
4-8

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