Instead of Three Wishes (Paperback)

Magical Short Stories

By Megan Whalen Turner

Greenwillow Books, 9780060842314, 150pp.

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.

Ages 10+

Praise For Instead of Three Wishes: Magical Short Stories

“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.”
-Publishers Weekly