Ella May and the Wishing Stone by Cary Fagan

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One day, Ella May finds a stone that has a line going all-all-all the way around it. Surely a stone this special must grant wishes, she decides. Soon she is busy making wishes and bragging about them. When her friends want to share the fun, Ella May objects. But she soon learns that keeping the stone for herself is a sure way to lose friends. By using her imagination – much more powerful than any stone – she is able to grant everybody’s wishes, including her own.

Cary Fagan’s witty and sharply observed story will delight young readers who are beginning to explore the pleasures and challenges of sharing and friendship.

About Cary Fagan

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Cary Fagan is an award-winning author of several books for adults and children. His work has garnered the Toronto Book Award, the Jewish Book Committee Prize for Fiction, the Mr. Christie Silver Medal, as well as two Silver Birch Honor Book Awards. His recent picture books include Mr. Zinger’s Hat, Thing-Thing, My New Shirt, and Ten Old Men and a Mouse. He has authored the popular series about the devilish Kaspar Snit—The Fortress of Kaspar Snit, Directed by Kaspar Snit, and Ten Lessons for Kaspar Snit—as well as the adventurous Jacob Two-Two on the High Seas. Cary Fagan lives in Toronto.
Author Residence: Toronto, Ontario
Author Hometown: Toronto, OntarioGeneviève Côté has won many awards and honors, including the Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration and the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award. Her art has appeared in such publications as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and L'actualité, as well as in a number of children's books, including Noni Says No, Noni Is Nervous, and her own Me and You and What Elephant? Geneviève Côté lives in Montreal.Illustrator Residence: Montreal, QuebecIllustrator Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Published August 9, 2011 by Tundra Books. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Ella May comes home from the beach with a pretty stone she thinks is magical.

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Fagan (Book of Big Brothers) draws a bead on sometimes prickly friendships in this portrait of Ella May, whose new wishing stone, brought back from vacation, has a pretty white line that goes "all-all-all the way around it."

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