Instead of Three Wishes by Megan Whalen Turner
Magical Short Stories (Puffin Short Stories)

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A leprechaun is sighted in small–town New Hampshire. A city boy becomes a hero in prehistoric Sweden. An elf prince tries to reward a girl who wishes he'd just leave her alone. In these and other delightful stories, magical adventure appears in the most unexpected places!

Instead of Three Wishes is a captivating collection of witty and sparkling fantasy stories from the Newbery Honor author of The Thief.

Ages 10+

 

About Megan Whalen Turner

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Megan Whalen Turner is the author of the Newbery Honor Book The Thief and its companions, The Queen of Attolia and The King of Attolia. She lives with her family in Ohio.
 
Published September 10, 2009 by Greenwillow Books. 160 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A gay teenager contemplates coming out and finds himself attracted to a French girl.

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This carefully framed narrative unfolds slowly and suspensefully to reveal a series of puzzles, their settings ranging from an underpopulated island off North Carolina to Canaletto's Venice, their marvelous resolution followed by a denouement of near-equal magic.

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