One Wish

By Frances Wolfe
(Tundra Books, Hardcover, 9780887766626, 32pp.)

Publication Date: April 13, 2004

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Winner of the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Book Illustration, Halifax Regional Municipality (The Atlantic Book Awards)

“On a summer’s eve,
a long time ago,

I made one wish,
on the brightest star

in a twinkling night sky
I wished for a cottage by the sea

At the seaside, where our narrator lives, there sits a cottage “in a fragrant field of Queen Anne’s lace.” There is a porch to sunbathe on, a beach full of treasures waiting to be discovered, sandcastles are conquered by the incoming tide, and a young girl’s wish comes true.

Beautifully detailed, realistic, double-page illustrations make the ordinary extraordinary in this gentle picture book that is a memorable way to explore the seaside with even the youngest of readers.

About the Author

Award-winning author and illustrator Frances Wolfe has always loved the sea. Her home is on the Nova Scotia shore where her grand­father fished and has been in her family for more than a century. Although she has been drawing all her life, she has no formal art training. Frances Wolfe has more than thirty-one years of experience working with children in a library setting. This is her second book.

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