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Mordant's Wish Hardcover – September 15, 1997


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First Edition edition (September 15, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805043748
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805043747
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 9.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,355,960 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

A glimpse at the off-kilter fantasy world of Mordant the mole occasions "a beguiling union of text and art," said PW. Ages 4-7.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2. Mordant the Mole looks at a turtle-shaped cloud and makes a wish that the turtle were real so that he could be his friend. In a chain of awkwardly connected events, the wish comes true. Wispy, gouache illustrations follow the actions of Calum, a bicycle rider; Velma, a snow-cone seller; Peanut, a bird; Mr. Ricardo, a barber; Blanche, a beetle; Petunia May, a girl, and her friends; and, finally, a real turtle who makes his way to Mordant's house on the hill. The choppy text occasionally rhymes, but never flows. The author attempts to create a flight of fancy; unfortunately, it never gets off the ground.?Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Heidi Cole on May 16, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Mordant's Wish is a wonderful story about a mole who wishes for a friend. What follows Mordant's wish is an interesting chain of events, that will suprise and delight. What I liked best about this book is that Valerie Coursen did a superb job of following the rule "show 'em, don't tell 'em." Beyond the beautiful illustrations, and beyond the interesting chain of events, there is a message of greater proportions: that we are all connected in some way and that the universe, one way or another, answers our wishes. To the children reading this book, they'll see that sometimes we can get what we wish for, when we're patient! A light-hearted story, Mordant's Wish is one that all children can relate to and enjoy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 19, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Mordant is a mole who blows on a dandelion puff and his wish comes true. He wishes that the turtle-like cloud in the sky would become real and befriend him. This all starts a very amusing chain of events begining with the bicycle rider who stops to buy a snow cone, and ending with the turtle climbing up the hill to greet Mordant. What happens inbetween I will leave to your surprise, but I promise you that it will be entertaining!!
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The beauty and eloquence of this little book transcends the target audience. Every one should read and embrace the profound story of synchronicity. The illustrations carry the absolute sweetness of the heArt of Valerie Coursen ... Love love love.
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By David Hewitt on December 7, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Please feel free to ignore the stuffy School Library Journal review above. This is really a charming book, full of whimsy and fun.
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By Allegra on September 24, 2012
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I first discovered this book after my niece was born and I decided that I wanted to buy her the best "new" classic children's book that I could find. I spent over 2 hours at the book store that day, and finally chose this story. I love everything about it. It is simply enchanting from beginning to end, the pictures are delightful, and the message is meaningful. My niece is now 16 years old, and I have given it as a gift to children of friends and family for many years, and everyone has come to treasure and adore the story of Mordant and his special journey. I know you will feel the same, so buy it and share it with the ones you love!
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