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 »lvester is eventually reunited with his loving family and restored to his true self makes a story that is beautifully tender and filled with true magic. Illustrated with William Steig's glowing pictures, this is a modern classic beloved by children everywhere.
"Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" is a winner of the Caldecott Medal.« less
ISBN-13: 9780590980661 ISBN-10: 0590980661 Publication Date: 1969 Pages:32 Edition:Trumpet Club Special Rating:
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.
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.