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Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
Author: William Steig
Sylvester Duncan lived with his mother and father at Acorn Road in Oatsdale. One of his hobbies was collecting pebbles of unusual shape and color... — 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 Sy...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780590980661
ISBN-10: 0590980661
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 32
Edition: Trumpet Club Special
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4.7 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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This is a terrific book! I loved reading it to my daughter and now she loves reading it to me! Parents will enjoy reading this books to their kids as much as the kids will. It's a classic.
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This is a wonderful book for children!
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This book received the Caldecott Medal for art work. A delightful story about a donkey who finds a magic red pebble, and then turns into a rock! His parents miss him terribly. Selected as one of the 100 Best Books of the Century by the National Education Association.
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The beloved tale by Walter Steig is a classic for all generations.
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This book was a favorite of mine and my siblings growing up and my daughter loves it now as well!

Sylvester loves to collect pebbles. One day he finds a mysterious red pebble that can grant wishes! Just then a hungry lion shows up and Sylvester makes a wish that changes his life...for good? Or not?

What I really like about this book is that the author does not "talk down" or "dumb down" his books for children. I also love the use of irony and the happy ending.

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