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Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

Written & illustrated by William Steig
Published by Little Simon
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Mar 6, 2012
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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 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.

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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
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I loved this book growing up and still love it! It’s so sad when Sylvester panics and turns himself into a rock when he sees a lion, and then he can’t reach his magic pebble to turn himself back. When his parents go for a picnic and place the pebble on Sylvester the rock, he’s able to turn back again and be with his family. I love the message at the end that they didn’t need the rock to wish for anything else, because family is all they needed.

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Who Wrote Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

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William Steig

William Steig’s drawings appeared regularly in <em> The New Yorker</em> since 1930. He also wrote and illustrated books for children, most recently his memoir, <em>When Everybody Wore a Hat</em>. His other books include <em> Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, </em> winner of the Caldecott Medal; <em> The Amazing Bone, </em> a Caldecott Honor Book; and <em> Abel’s Island</em> and <em> Doctor De Soto, </em> both Newbery Honor Books; <em> Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa</em>; <em>Pete’s A Pizza</em>; and <em>Zeke Pippin</em>.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781442435605
Publication Date:
March 6, 2012
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2014378564
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1442435607
Lexile® Level:
AD780L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.0
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
5494
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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