Instead of Three Wishes
Magical Short Stories
By Megan Whalen Turner
(Greenwillow Books, Paperback, 9780060842314, 160pp.)
Publication Date: August 2006
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A leprechaun is sighted in smalltown 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.
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.
“An ebullient collection. Delightful.”
-The New York Times Book Review
“A refreshing first book, this introduces Turner as an entertaining, original storyteller with something to say.”
-ALA Booklist (starred review)
“Turner employs an assortment of folk- and fairy-tale elements with freshness and ease.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Deftly told. Combines a shrewd wit with an eye for the endearingly absurd. A fine debut.”
-The Horn Book
“The inventiveness and control shown here augur well for Turner’s future endeavors.”