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Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (Aladdin Picture Books)

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ISBN13: 9780671662691
ISBN10: 0671662694
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On a 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 true self makes a story that is beautifully tender and filled with magic. Illustrated with William Steig's glowing pictures, this is a modern classic beloved by children everywhere.

Selected as one of the 100 Best Books of the Century by the National Education Association.

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Sylvester the donkey finds a magic pebble and unthinkingly wishes himself a rock when frightened by a lion. Although safe from the lion, Sylvester cannot hold the pebble to wish himself into a donkey again. Caldecott Medal winner. Full-color illustrations.

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On a 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 true self makes a story that is beautifully tender and filled with magic. Illustrated with William Steig's glowing pictures, this is a modern classic beloved by children everywhere.

Selected as one of the 100 Best Books of the Century by the National Education Association.

About the Author

William Steig's work has received countless honors and awards. Called the "King of Cartoons" by Newsweek, his cartoons in such magazines as the New Yorker 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 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, the Caldecott Honor Award for The Amazing Bone, and the Newbery Honor Award for Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto. His other books include Alpha Beta Chowder (written by Jeanne Steig), Amos & Boris, Brave Irene, CDB!, C D C ?, Dominic, Grown-ups Get To Do All the Driving, Pete's a Pizza, Shrek!, Spinky Sulks, and Zeke Pippin.

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. William Steig's work has received countless honors and awards. Called the "King of Cartoons" by Newsweek, his cartoons in such magazines as the New Yorker 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 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, the Caldecott Honor Award for The Amazing Bone, and the Newbery Honor Award for Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto. His other books include Alpha Beta Chowder (written by Jeanne Steig), Amos & Boris, Brave Irene, CDB!, C D C ?, Dominic, Grown-ups Get To Do All the Driving, Pete's a Pizza, Shrek!, Spinky Sulks, and Zeke Pippin.

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.

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sshhiinneeoonn, April 12, 2010 (view all comments by sshhiinneeoonn)
Absolutely a 5. All the way. I have always loved this book. It is a classic. It has won how many awards? Exactly. People ban it because the police are portrayed as pigs. Well, the main character is a donkey. Yes, an ass. Also, people say it is too sad for children. But, these adults also have to consider that the world is not always happy. A+.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671662691
performance Narrated:
Steig, William
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Author:
Steig, William
Location:
Prince Frederick, MD
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Donkeys
Subject:
Donkeys -- Fiction.
Subject:
Animals - Farm Animals
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B221
Series:
Aladdin Picture Books
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
April 1987
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
35 mm. +
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Media Run Time:
27 Min. 00 Sec.
Age Level:
6-9

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"Synopsis" by , Sylvester the donkey finds a magic pebble and unthinkingly wishes himself a rock when frightened by a lion. Although safe from the lion, Sylvester cannot hold the pebble to wish himself into a donkey again. Caldecott Medal winner. Full-color illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , On a 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 true self makes a story that is beautifully tender and filled with magic. Illustrated with William Steig's glowing pictures, this is a modern classic beloved by children everywhere.

Selected as one of the 100 Best Books of the Century by the National Education Association.

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