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Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

Steig, William, 1907-2003. Book - 1969 E STE, R Caldecott Medal 1970, Kids Book / Picture Books / Animals & Bugs / Steig, William 5 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.6 out of 5

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Call Number: E STE, R Caldecott Medal 1970, Kids Book / Picture Books / Animals & Bugs / Steig, William
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Malletts Creek Branch

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"Restored deluxe edition including Caldecott speech" -- cover.
In a moment of fright, Sylvester the donkey asks his magic pebble to turn him into a rock but then can not hold the pebble to wish himself back to normal again.

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Favorite submitted by ashflowtuff on August 26, 2016, 8:14pm I love this book! It's so sweet. One of my all-time favorites.

Great story. submitted by rweyler on July 19, 2021, 3:41pm Amusing, but perhaps philosophical too. What's like to be a rock? Evidently, not much. Be glad you're alive!

Classic submitted by jibkidder on June 13, 2022, 12:14pm Stieg is one of the few children's authors who lets the darkness in and takes his words seriously. Truly one of the greats. If this isn't my favorite Stieg, which it probably is, it is at least the one I think about the most. The magical transformation is his trope, and this is sort of the best instantiation of that.

Heavy, but Good submitted by GSchne on July 23, 2022, 10:26pm As another reviewer mentioned, this one let's the darkness in. As a kid I just loved the magical story. As an adult my heart just breaks for Sylvester's parents and it changed my relationship with the book. I still love it, but it's definitely not light-hearted.

Gratitude submitted by karander on July 12, 2023, 5:23pm This book reminds you to be grateful!

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SERIES
Caldecott Medal book - 1970.



PUBLISHED
New York : Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2005], c1969.
Year Published: 1969
Description: 1 v. (unpaged.) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

READING LEVEL
Lexile: 700

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
1416902066
9781416902065

SUBJECTS
Donkeys -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Missing children -- Fiction.