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The Wish Giver : Three Tales of Coven Tree
by Bill Brittain and Andrew Glass


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A Newbery Honor Book that the New York Times calls "an eerie delight," The Wish Giver is an engaging literary folk story about those who get what they wish for--whether they want it or not.

The people of Coven Tree are no strangers to magic.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A Newbery Honor Book that the New York Times calls "an eerie delight," The Wish Giver is an engaging literary folk story about those who get what they wish for--whether they want it or not.

The people of Coven Tree are no strangers to magic. In fact, the town's very name comes from a gnarled old tree where covens of witches used to gather. Even now, imps and fiends continue to appear, frightening the townsfolk with their devilish pranks. Usually these creatures are easy to spot. They have a particular smell, or sound, or way of moving, that betrays their dark nature.

But Thaddeus Blinn showed none of these signs when he came to Coven Tree. He was just a funny little man who drifted into town with a strange tale about being able to give people whatever they wished--for only fifty cents. There was nothing scary about him. At least, not until the wishing began...


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780064401685
  • ISBN-10: 0064401685
  • Publisher: HarperTrophy
  • Publish Date: October 1990
  • Page Count: 192
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 7.59 x 5.14 x 0.46 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds


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