Mordant's Wish by Valerie Coursen

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One day Mordant the mole looks up at the sky and sees a cloud shaped like a turtle . . . When Mordant the mole wishes for a friend, he sets off a chain of events that gracefully lead the reader to the happiest of endings.
 

About Valerie Coursen

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Charlotte Zolotow, an author, editor, publisher, and educator, has one of the most distinguished reputations in the field of children's literature. She has written more than seventy books for young readers, including such picture-book classics as "Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present," Mrs. Zolotow lives in upstate New York. Valerie Coursen's first book, "Mordant's Wish," was highly praised and earned her a Cuffie Award for Best New Illustrator. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three children.
 
Published September 15, 1997 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mordant the Mole wishes for a friend and gets one in this greeting-card-pretty picture book.

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A glimpse at the off-kilter fantasy world of Mordant the mole occasions "a beguiling union of text and art," said PW.

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a bird flies off to visit his aunt after ""seeing"" her hat in a snow-cone puddle) keep the characters moving, while other visual touches add whimsy (a happy face shaved onto the back of a man's head;

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