Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

[Epub] Sylvester and the Magic Pebble  By William Steig – Lovelylingeriecompany.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
  • William Steig
  • English
  • 07 February 2019
  • 067166154X

About the Author: William Steig

William Steig was born in New York City in 1907 In a family where every member was involved in the arts, it was not surprising that Steig became an artist He published his first children s book, Roland the Minstrel Pig, in 1968, embarking on a new and very different career.Steig s books reflect his conviction that children want the security of a devoted family and friends When Sylvester, Farmer William Steig was born in New York City in 1907 In a family where every member was involved in the arts, it was not surprising that Steig became an artist He published his first children s book, Roland the Minstrel Pig, in 1968, embarking on a new and very different career.Steig s books reflect his conviction that children want the security of a devoted family and friends When Sylvester, Farmer Palmer, Abel, Pearl, Gorky, Solomon, and Irene eventually get home, their families are all waiting, and beginning with Amos Boris, friendship is celebrated in story after story.http us.macmillan.com author willia


Sylvester and the Magic Pebble One Rainy Day, Sylvester Finds A Magic Pebble That Can Make Wishes Come True But When A Lion Frightens Him On His Way Home, Sylvester Makes A Wish That Brings Unexpected Results

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10 thoughts on “Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

  1. Marc Macaspac says:

    When I was five years old in 1974, I read a childrens book review and noticed a nice review for this book I also liked the fact that there was a gold medallion on the top right corner, which signified that it was the Caldecott award winner for 1970 I didn t know exactly what that meant at the time, but I did know at that age that if you were awarded something gold that it meant it was really good.I asked my parents if I could order it through my kindergarten class book club, but they declined When I was five years old in 1974, I read a childrens book review and noticed a nice review for this book I also liked the fact that there was a gold medallion on the top right corner, which signified that it was the Caldecott award winner for 1970 I didn t know exactly what that meant at the time, but I did know at that age that if you were awarded something gold that it meant it was really good.I asked my parents if I could order it through my kindergarten class book club, but they declined at the time Undaunted, I went to several neighbors in my apartment in Los Angeles and asked for spare change so I could order this book After panhanding the third floor, I...

  2. Ronyell says:

    Sylvester and the Magic Pebble is one of William Steig s earlier books and has proven to be the most emotional and heartwarming of all of his books Also, this was William Steig s first controversial book due to the image of the police being portrayed as pigs, even though I do not think that it is an issue because all the characters are animals, but it depends on how you view this issue Anyway, William Steig s dramatic storyline and illustrations has won this book a Caldecott Book Award and w Sylvester and the Magic Pebble is one of William Steig s earlier books and has proven to be the most emotional and heartwarming of all of his books Also, this was William Steig s first controversial book due to the image of the police being portrayed as pigs, even though I do not think that it is an issue because all the characters are animals, but it depends on how you view this issue Anyway, William Steig s dramatic storyline and illustrations has won this book a Caldecott Book Award and will surely be a treat to read.William Steig has done an excellent job at beautifully detailing a young donkey s attempts to change back to normal after a wish goes awry Both c...

  3. Manybooks says:

    Although I appreciate and even much enjoy William Steig s Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, and find the accompanying illustrations for which Steigthan deservedly won the Caldecott Medal evocatively sweet and expressive, both complimenting and actually also often even rather expanding on the narrative the printed words , I also cannot say that this is a story I could truly ever truly love I have never been all that into anthropomorphic animal characters even cute and lovable donkeys lik Although I appreciate and even much enjoy William Steig s Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, and find the accompanying illustrations for which Steigthan deservedly won the Caldecott Medal evocatively sweet and expressive, both complimenting and actually also often even rather expanding on the narrative the printed words , I also cannot say that this is a story I could truly ever truly love I have never been all that into anthropomorphic animal characters even cute and lovable donkeys like Sylvester and his family , and further, while as an adult I can wholly understand the morale and messages behind Sylvester s sojourn as a rock, namely that one should be careful for what one wishes, the fact that Sylvester simply disappear...

  4. Dorine says:

    My eight year old granddaughter read this to me this weekend It s one of her favorites from my collection of our children s books I don t remember reading it as a child, but we have the 1969 paperback versio...

  5. Lisa Vegan says:

    I read a Simon Schuster hardcover edition with this cover and ISBNs, but it looks as though the publication date is 1997 and it s the restored deluxe edition with color corrections made from the watercolor originals, the illustrations looking just as Steig intended them to appear, and it also contains the text of the author illustrator s Caldecott Award acceptance speech, and I really enjoyed reading that speech.I love the watercolor drawings They re really beautiful and expressive...

  6. midnightfaerie says:

    This was my favorite read of the day by far Something I picked up because it s a Caldecott award winner Although the pictures were cute, I didn t necessarily think that they should have been awarded the Caldecott But the storythan made up for it Perhaps, growing up with Richard Scary books read to me, I m spoiled when it comes to animals dressed up as people telling stories In any case, still a wonderful read Not something I d recommend for preschoolers, as my 2 yr old twins, almost This was my favorite read of the day by far Something I picked up because it s a Caldecott award winner Although the pictures were cute, I di...

  7. Kathryn says:

    I didn t remember much about this story, though the illustrations are familiar I was surprised how sad and aching the story is, on the whole perhaps it s just that I m reading it now as a parent and it s so very chilling to think of what Sylvester s parents are going through And poor Sylvester as a rock that whole time It s probably equally chilling to read it as a child the thought of being separated from your parents all that time The ending is so heartwarming and I love the message, t I didn t remember much about this story, though the illustrations are familiar I was surprised how sad and aching the story is, on the whole perhaps it s just that I m reading it now as a parent and it s so very chilling to think of what Sylvester s parents are going through And poor Sylvester as a rock that whole time It s probably equally chilling to read it as a child the thought of being separated from your parents all that time The ending is so heartwarming and I love...

  8. Miriam says:

    This was great, although I was a little disturbed as a child by how long poor Sylvester is stuck as a rock, and how beyond help he is But all s well that ends well I still prefer The Amazing Bone, though.

  9. Ben Loory says:

    this book is probably the single largest influence on my own writing.strange, but true.never far from my mind.

  10. Randie D. Camp, M.S. says:

    My son earns pebbles for making good choices and we display his earned good choice pebbles in a pretty glass bowl in the kitchen for everyone to seeso, a book about a magic pebble was fun for him because he had a personal connection.Beautiful wa...