AT THE WISH OF A FISH by J. Patrick Lewis
A Russian Folktale

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In this adaptation of a traditional Russian tale, a lazy fool catches an enchanted fish which promises him that every wish he ever makes will come true.
 

About J. Patrick Lewis

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J. Patrick Lewis is a prolific writer of children's picture books and poetry books, including The Bookworm's Feast, Blackbeard: the Pirate King, and The Last Resort. Amiko Hirao grew up in Japan, and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her debut book for L, B, All Aboard!, received starred reviews from PW, Kirkus, and SLJ. Krenina, Ukrainian-born, is now a full tim illustrator of children's books.
 
Published May 1, 1999 by Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Lewis (The La-di-da Hare) takes a tale ripe with classic folk elements and brings out its full flavor by means of thoughtfully seasoned language. Emelya, the village fool, is promised anything he desi

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The Tsar orders him seized (""You knocked over half a village,"" the Tsar roars), and the rest of the story concerns Emelya's love for the Tsar's beautiful daughter and his use of magic wishes to win first the girl and then her outraged father's approval.

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