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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.
One of my kids' favorite stories, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble will be read again and again.Published 4 days ago by A. Randall
My favorite as a child and now a favorite of my kids. Brings back great memories and still a wonderful story. Highly recommended.Published 22 days ago by Jennifer Bernstein
Excellent! I love the book and especially the hard cover. Thank you.Published 1 month ago by Laurie
This was a favorite book of mine when I was a little girl. I was a 'dreamer' as a child but after reading about Sylvester wishing he was rock and became one. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rosa Cline
Sylvester finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true he gets frighten be a lion and becomes a rock by accident. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. MCN