The Magic Raincoat (Hardcover)

By Ryan David, Sibylla Benatova (Illustrator)

Front Street, 9781932425680, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2007

List Price: 17.95*
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To Emily's surprise, the orange raincoat that her mother bought her is even better than the yellow one Emily wantedthis raincoat is magical "I wish you were a dog," Emily said to her brother, and, just then, he turns into a dog. "I wish I had a million dollars," Emily says, and, just then, two men show up at her door with a bulging briefcase. After Emily learns that she should use her new raincoat only for good causes, the raincoat disappears. "You wanted a yellow one and our neighbors' girl, Mei, wanted an orange one, so I traded with Mei's mother last night," Emily's mother explains. Through spirited prose and detailed ink-and-collage illustrations, readers will enjoy following Emily as she gains, loses, and tries to recover her raincoat.

About the Author

Ryan David was born inMontclair, New Jersey. He attended BrownUniversity and studied cultural anthropology. He currently lives in New York City, where he is preparing to begin his residency training in emergency medicine. This ishis first children's book.Sibylla Benatova graduated from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, and went on to earn a master of arts degree in puppet theater stage design. Several exhibitions in Bulgaria and in the United States have carried her paper art, and many theaters have featured her costume and stage designs. Ms. Benatova lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania."