Molly and the Magic Wishbone
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|Format:||Hardback, 32 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 October 2001|
A delightful picture book loosely based upon the Charles Dickens story" The Magic Fishbone."
When Molly's fairy godmother tells her that she will find a magic fishbone that will grant her but one wish, all her brothers and sisters want to know what Molly will wish for. There are many things Molly would like, and so many ways in which a wish would come in handy, but she decides to wait until she knows exactly what she wants.
Enchanting, old-fashioned illustrations depict a wondrous nineteenth-century London alive with elegantly clad cats, pigs, goats, birds, and other two- and four-legged creatures in Barbara McClintock's delightful reminder that patience and practicality are rewarded.
*"McClintock takes as inspiration Dickens's story of the magic fishbone, filling it out with a wonderful cast of animals and fine, handsome drawings with a decidedly Victorian flavor . . . [She] gets the pacing just right, both in work and illustration, and, for a story that is tailor made to be preachy, the twin lessons of patience and levelheadedness feel like they were used for good rather than to browbeat. Magic, indeed."- -Starred, "Kirkus Reviews"
|Publisher: ||Farrar Straus Giroux|
|Dimensions: ||26.82 x 23.72 x 0.99 centimetres (0.36 kg)|