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by William Steig

  • ISBN: 0200718630
  • Category: Сhildren's books
  • Author: William Steig
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd (September 28, 1972)
  • Pages: 32 pages
  • FB2 size: 1432 kb
  • EPUB size: 1778 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 797
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William Steig (1907–2003) was a cartoonist, illustrator, and author of award-winning books for children

William Steig (1907–2003) was a cartoonist, illustrator, and author of award-winning books for children. Most notably Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, for which he received the Caldecott Medal; The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor book; Amos & Boris, a National Book Award Finalist; and Abel’s Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor books. Steig is also the creator of Shrek! which inspired the Dreamworks films.

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble is an award-winning children's picture book written and illustrated by William Steig, and published in 1969. Sylvester, a donkey from the fictional community of Oatsdale, collects pebbles "of unusual shape and color. One day he finds a pebble that grants wishes. Immediately afterward, a lion scares Sylvester, and as a defense he wishes himself into a rock - the only thing he could think of at the moment.

Based on the book of the same title by William Steig. In a moment of fright, Sylvester the donkey asks his magic pebble to turn him into a rock, but then cannot hold the pebble to wish himself back to normal again.

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William Steig (1907–2003) was a cartoonist, illustrator, and author of award-winning books for children

William Steig (1907–2003) was a cartoonist, illustrator, and author of award-winning books for children.

On a rainy day, Sylvester finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. Illustrated with William Steig's glowing pictures, this is a modern classic beloved by children everywhere. But when a lion frightens him on his way home, Sylvester makes a wish that brings unexpected results. How Sylvester is eventually reunited with his loving family and restored to his true self makes a story that is beautifully tender and filled with magic. Selected as one of the 100 Best Books of the Century by the National Education Association. Related Units and Lessons.

William Steig earned his 1970 Caldecott Award on this one. He's also the author of the book, Shrek!, on which the famous movie series is loosely based upon. I fully recommend "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble," by William Steig. Anthony Trendl treefortbooks. 6 people found this helpful. Look for similar items by category. Books Children's Books Animals Farm Animals.


Reviews about Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (7):
komandante
This is such a beautiful story. Seller did a great job with getting it to us.
Vispel
I bought this book for my daughter because I remember loving it as a kid. But re-reading it for the first time in many years it's really dark and sad. My 4 yo didn't seem upset by it, but as a parent it was very sad. The gist of it is that Sylvester finds a magic pebble and accidentally turns himself into a rock. He becomes very depressed as a rock and goes into a deep sleep and meanwhile his parents are wrought with grief over their missing son. Eventually he gets rescued and there's a brief moral of the story that is so quick you can easily miss it. This book definitely didn't bring back the warm feelies for me, but my daughter seemed to like it enough although I doubt it'll be one she will ask to read over and over again.
Garne
The premise of "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" is fascinating. Imagine picking up a stone for no other reason than it looked interesting. Such happens to Sylvester, a young donkey filled with familial angst.

As it turns out, the rock allows a wish, but Sylvester's fear wins out when he runs into a hungry lion, and he wishes he were a rock. He drops the stone, and begins the dreary life of a massive rock in a picnic area.

His parents are distraught. He aches for them, and they for him.

Will Sylvester again know the parental love only his mom and dad can offer after all he has done? Will his parents see again their joyful son?

The end is a happy one.

Every part of the book draws on fantasy, common childhood experiences, with excellent art and writing. William Steig earned his 1970 Caldecott Award on this one. He's also the author of the book, Shrek!, on which the famous movie series is loosely based upon.

I fully recommend "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble," by William Steig.

Anthony Trendl
treefortbooks.com
Brakree
I read this book when I was a child and liked it.
Anazan
Great story. Child really liked it.
godlike
I love this story...Sylvester is such a sweet character, his parents make you so sad that they can't find him and there he is, right under their noses! It's a simple story, one that even the youngest children will appreciate. I especially like how the parents never really gave up looking for Sylvester and even though he wasn't around, he was still very much a part of their lives. Our loved ones never truly leave us, we are reminded of them daily in all sorts of ways. Such a nice sentiment to share with our children.
Terr
Sylvester can't be beat. The story is so good, even after 30 years, that I buy it for every child I know. The illustrations are beautiful, the colors vivid. The story perfectly piques the interest of a small child, and Sylvester's predicament is tragic--but funny. Perfect suspense. Right down to the fact that in this barnyard world, the police are pigs. Extremely cute and amusing.
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