Ella May and the Wishing Stone

Written by Cary Fagan
Illustrated by Geneviève Côté

Imprint: Tundra Books | Format: Hardcover; 8 x 10 | Pub Date: August 2011 | Ages: 4 - 7 | 32 pages | ISBN: 978-1-77049-225-7 | $19.95 CDN / $17.95 US

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.

"Cary Fagan is no newcomer to kids' books, and he does a great job here with both the fun, engaging story, and the fine tricks of repetition and structure that make 'Ella May and the Wishing Stone' ideal for the early reader. ... [A]n original and imaginative treatment of one of the hardest lessons of early childhood — sharing." — Quill & Quire

"Fagan believably captures the delicate balance of friendship in the very young and lets the story pay out with welcome complexity. Thoughtful and touching."
— Kirkus Reviews

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