Product DescriptionOne 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 own donkey self makes a story that is beautifully tender and perfectly joyful.
Illustrated with William Steig's glowing pictures, this winner of the 1970 Caldecott Medal is a modern classic beloved by children everywhere. Now reissued to celebrate the discovery of the original artwork, this deluxe edition contains painstakingly careful color corrections made from those watercolor originals -- the color you'll see within this book is as Mr. Steig had originally intended it to be. It also features his moving Caldecott Medal acceptance speech.
The New York Times Book Review wrote of Mr. Steig that "everything he does is magic." This deluxe edition of Sylvester and the Magic Pebble truly recaptures that magic for a whole new generation of readers.
- Reading level: Ages 4-8
- Hardcover: 42 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (October 25, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416902066
- ISBN-13: 978-1416902065
William Steig's work has been widely acclaimed. His cartoons in such magazines as the New Yorker and his books of symbolic drawings have inspired cartoonists and artists everywhere, and his books for children are loved by readers both young and old.
Born in New York City into a family of artists, Mr. Steig now lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
5 stars! I love this one because the story is from the heart! You've got to read this one to the end to find out what happens in this delightful children's book.
“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis