The Trouble with Wishes by Diane Stanley

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A sculptor named Pyg carves a statue of a goddess so beautiful, so perfect, that he falls head over heels in love with her. He buys her gifts, tells her stories, and wishes with all his heart she were a real, live woman. The trouble with wishes is . . . sometimes they come true!

Diane Stanley's lively prose and vivid illustrations bring this funny and warm tale of misguided love to life as Pyg learns what a true companion is really made of.


About Diane Stanley

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Diane Stanley was born in 1943 and was raised in Abilene, Texas. She later attended both Trinity University and Johns Hopkins University. Her portfolio of children's book illustrations was creative enough for her to begin publication in 1978. She became an art director for G.P. Putnam & Sons and later began retelling and illustrating classic children's books. Stanley has revamped the fairy tale, Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter and has also researched the children's biographies Cleopatra and Leonardo Da Vinci. She also illustrated her mother's book, The Last Princess.
Published January 9, 2007 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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One day Pyg tackles a new marble block, working for weeks on a statue of a beautiful, perfect goddess, which Jane finds “pretty amazing” and “amazingly pretty.” However, when the statue is finished, Pyg becomes so enamored with it that he stops working and does nothing but admire it all day.

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