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Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

Written and illustrated by William Steig
Published by Little Simon
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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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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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March 6, 2012

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