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In 1970, William Steig won the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble--the first of his many Newbery and Caldecott honors. In this donkey's tale, Steig imbues his characteristically simple illustrations of animals sporting human garb with evocative, irresistible, and heartbreakingly vivid emotions. The text is straightforward and the dialogue remarkably touching. Children will feel deeply for Sylvester and his parents, all wishing for the impossible--that the family will one day be reunited. Sylvester's sweet story is one that endures, reminding us all that sometimes what we have is all we really need. (Ages 4 to 8) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a book that I loved when I was a child and have enjoyed reading for my children.
This book teaches children what it may feel like to be lost and the feeling of being reunited with the love of their parents.
This is an excellent book, beautifully illustrated, and clearly deserving of the Caldecott Medal which it won in 1970.
This book is such a classic. It's an easy read, easy to follow and riveting for kids of most ages. I owned this book a couple years ago and read it to my kids all the time and lost... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Ariana
This is an entertaining read-aloud for a class. My students (ages 4-5) always enjoyed this story. It has universal appeal. Very endearing tale. Read morePublished 2 months ago by L. M. Keefer