Instead of Three Wishes: Magical Short Stories (Paperback)

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Instead of Three Wishes: Magical Short Stories (Paperback)


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A leprechaun is sighted in small–town New Hampshire. A city boy becomes a hero in prehistoric Sweden. An elf prince tries to reward a girl who wishes he'd just leave her alone. In these and other delightful stories, magical adventure appears in the most unexpected places!

Instead of Three Wishes is a captivating collection of witty and sparkling fantasy stories from the Newbery Honor author of The Thief.

Ages 10+

Megan Whalen Turner is the New York Times–bestselling and award-winning author of five stand-alone novels set in the world of the Queen’s Thief. Return of the Thief marks her long-awaited conclusion to the epic and unforgettable story of the thief Eugenides—a story more than twenty years in the making. She has been awarded a Newbery Honor and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature. She has twice been a finalist for the Andre Norton Award and won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature.

Product Details ISBN: 9780060842314
ISBN-10: 0060842318
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: August 8th, 2006
Pages: 160
Language: English

“An ebullient collection. Delightful.” — The New York Times Book Review

“A refreshing first book, this introduces Turner as an entertaining, original storyteller with something to say.” — ALA Booklist (starred review)

“Turner employs an assortment of folk- and fairy-tale elements with freshness and ease.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Deftly told. Combines a shrewd wit with an eye for the endearingly absurd. A fine debut.” — The Horn Book

“The inventiveness and control shown here augur well for Turner’s future endeavors.” — Publishers Weekly