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도 서 명(66) Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
저   자William Steig
출 판 사Aladdin Paperbacks
대상연령6~10세


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어린 망아지 실베스터는 개울가에서 우연히 빨간 마술 돌을 발견합니다. 이 돌을 손에 들고 소원을 얘기하면 원하는대로 다 이루어 집니다. 신이 난 실베스터는 집으로 돌아 오다가 그만 무서운 사자를 만났어요. 겁에 질려 아무 생각도 할 수 없게 된 실베스터는 사자를 피하고 싶은 생각에 자기가 바위가 되기를 바랬지요. 그리고는 진짜 바위가 되었어요. 빨간 마술 돌은 바위 옆에 떨어졌지요. 바위가 되어 아무 것도 할 수 없게 된 실베스터, 오로지 유일한 희망은 누군가가 마술 돌을 주워 들고 바위가 실베스터로 변하기를 바라는 것인데 그럴 가능성은 전혀 없었어요. 한편 실베스터가 행방불명이 되자 실베스터의 엄마와 아빠는 깊은 슬픔에 잠겼어요.... 과연 어떻게 실베스터는 엄마 아빠와 다시 만날 수 있을까요?



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Paperback Reissue edition
ISBN: 0671662694
책 크기 : 27.4cm x 20.9cm

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Amazon.com
Imagine all the happiness and wealth you could achieve if you found a magic pebble that granted your every wish! Sylvester Duncan, an unassuming donkey who collects pebbles "of unusual shape and color," experiences just such a lucky find. But before he can make all his wishes come true, the young donkey unexpectedly encounters a mean-looking lion. Startled, Sylvester wishes he were a rock, but in mineral form he can no longer hold the pebble, and thus cannot wish himself back to his equine trappings. His parents, thinking he has disappeared, are at first frantic, then miserable, and then plunge into donkey ennui. Meanwhile, Sylvester is gravely depressed, but tries to get used to being a rock.
In 1970, William Steig won the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble--the first of his many Newbery and Caldecott honors. In this donkey''''s tale, Steig imbues his characteristically simple illustrations of animals sporting human garb with evocative, irresistible, and heartbreakingly vivid emotions. The text is straightforward and the dialogue remarkably touching. Children will feel deeply for Sylvester and his parents, all wishing for the impossible--that the family will one day be reunited. Sylvester''''s sweet story is one that endures, reminding us all that sometimes what we have is all we really need.


Book Description

On a 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.

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. Illustrated with William Steig''''s glowing pictures, this is a modern classic beloved by children everywhere.

Selected as one of the 100 Best Books of the Century by National Education Association