The Wishing Ball
Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, Japanese (11/30/2007)
Nellie is a stray cat who wishes she had a house to live in,
warm meals, and a best friend. When a crafty crow overhears
her wishing, he decides to play a trick on her for his own
amusement - which is how Nellie ends up putting all her faith
in a rubber ball she believes to be a magic star that grants
wishes. But even though it's not a magic star, the rubber ball
turns out to be just what Nellie needs. When the ball bounces
out of her grasp, Nellie chases it into a faraway town, and one
by one, all of her wishes come true.
This is the story of a delightfully surprising chain of events,
with lively illustrations, a colorful cast of creatures, and hidden
details on every page.
Praise For The Wishing Ball…
"Enhanced by the vivid watercolor, ink, and cut-paper illustrations that lend warmth to the story." -- School Library Journal
"Immensely satisfying." --Booklist
"Kleven's colors are bright and cheerful, her characters are charmingly expressive and her brushstrokes are lively and energetic." --Kirkus Reviews
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374384494, 32pp.
Publication Date: February 21, 2006
About the Author
children and most recently illustrated "The Whole Green World"
by Tony Johnston. She lives in Albany, California.