Instead of Three Wishes (Paperback)
Magical Short Stories
Greenwillow Books, 9780060842314, 160pp.
Publication Date: August 8, 2006
A leprechaun is sighted in small–town 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.
About the Author
New York Times–bestselling author Megan Whalen Turner is the award-winning author of six novels set in the world of the Queen’s Thief. These epic novels of intrigue and adventure can be read in any order, but were published as follows: The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia, A Conspiracy of Kings, Thick as Thieves, and Return of the Thief. Megan Whalen Turner has been awarded a Newbery Honor and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature. She has won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature and was a finalist for the Andre Norton Award. She worked as a bookseller for seven years before she started writing. Her first book was a collection of short stories called Instead of Three Wishes.
Praise For Instead of Three Wishes: Magical Short Stories…
— 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.”
— Publishers Weekly