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Books with title The Three Wishes: An Old Story

  • The Three Wishes: An Old Story

    Margot Zemach

    Paperback (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Sept. 1, 1993)
    Once again, Margot Zemach brings new life to a traditional story: the tale of the three wishes granted to those who are kind and compassionate. In Zemach's interpretation, a poor woodcutter and his wife are working in the forest when they hear a faint voice calling: "Help, someone help me!" They promptly rescue an imp whose tail is caught under a fallen tree, and in return he rewards them with three wishes. "Wish wisely, my friends," the imp says in parting. Prophetic words indeed.It soon looks as if this windfall will be nothing but trouble for the woodcutter and his wife. The legendary dilemma they face--which involves a long string of sausages--is subtly dramatized in Zemach's simple text and wry yet heartfelt pictures. She takes particular joy in showing how, in the end, the woodcutter and his wife get just what they wanted all along.Margot Zemach won the Caldecott Medal for "Duffy and the Devil" and was the United States nominee for the 1980 Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.
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  • The Three Wishes: An Old Story

    Margot Zemach

    Hardcover (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Nov. 1, 1986)
    Once again, Margot Zemach brings new life to a traditional story: the tale of the three wishes granted to those who are kind and compassionate. In Zemach's interpretation, a poor woodcutter and his wife are working in the forest when they hear a faint voice calling: "Help, someone help me!" They promptly rescue an imp whose tail is caught under a fallen tree, and in return he rewards them with three wishes. "Wish wisely, my friends," the imp says in parting. Prophetic words indeed.It soon looks as if this windfall will be nothing but trouble for the woodcutter and his wife. The legendary dilemma they face--which involves a long string of sausages--is subtly dramatized in Zemach's simple text and wry yet heartfelt pictures. She takes particular joy in showing how, in the end, the woodcutter and his wife get just what they wanted all along.Margot Zemach won the Caldecott Medal for "Duffy and the Devil" and was the United States nominee for the 1980 Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.
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  • Three Wishes an Old Story

    Margot Zemach

    Hardcover (Farrar Straus & Giroux, Aug. 16, 1986)
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  • Three Wishes: An Old Story

    Margot Zemach

    School & Library Binding (Tandem Library, Sept. 16, 1993)
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  • Three Wishes and Other Stories

    Belinda Gallagher

    Paperback (Miles Kelly, )
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  • Three Wishes and Other Stories

    Enid Blyton

    Hardcover (Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, June 15, 1983)
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  • The Three Wishes: A Christmas Story

    Alan Snow

    Hardcover (Pavilion Children's, Nov. 3, 2020)
    A beautifully told and illustrated Santa Claus origin storyA young boy is herding his family's reindeer when they are drawn into a mysterious cave. The cave is the holder of eternal summer, looked after by three strange characters. Once entered, the cave cannot be left without time in the outside world standing still. In his sadness at not being able to leave, the boy is granted three wishes and chooses freedom, happiness, and time.After the first year of working hard in the summer cave, the boy is allowed to see his family in the outside world. Time stands still as he visits his parents, and he leaves gifts behind to show that he has visited. As the years go by, this annual visit continues and he begins to call on more and more families....
  • The Three Wishes: An Old Story

    Margot Zemach

    Paperback (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Aug. 16, 1656)
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