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Hardcover 9 Magic Wishes Book

ISBN: 0374355258

ISBN13: 9780374355258

9 Magic Wishes

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Book Overview

A little girl is granted nine wishes by a mysterious magician, and her choices capture a childlike imagination. When she has gone through eight of her wishes, she is hard pressed to make a ninth wish, so instead she leaves it for some other lucky person to find. First published in 1963 with different pictures, this edition is illustrated in full-color by Jackson's grandson.

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Great Story

My 3 year old daughter loves this book and so do I. It shows a lot of imagination and creativity and is not over stimulating so it's good to read at bedtime. This is definitely one of our favorites.

Daughter's favorite

This is my daughter's favorite book and has been since she was 5 or 6 months old. I think she was initially attracted to the pictures, but it probably helps that the adults who read it to her also enjoy the book. The images are luscious and include fun details to notice with your child (the girl's cat is pictured somewhere on every page), and the voice of the story is enchanting.

"What Do You Wish For?"

This book was written by Shirley Jackson whose spooky short story, "The Lottery", you might have had to read in High School.Originally published in 1963, it's back now with beautiful new illustrations filled with color and dreams from the lively imagination of childhood.What if a magician with stars on his hat suddenly came up to you and gave you 9 wishes? Would you wish to live forever, or for world peace or for something much more wonderful like "a squirrel holding a nut that opens and inside is a Christmas tree." The wishes our lucky girl chooses are delightful and the illustrations of them are pure magic. The ending is the most beautiful part of a very special book. Read this one and find out.
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