MOLLY AND THE MAGIC WISHBONEMOLLY AND THE MAGIC WISHBONE
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2001

If you could have one wish granted, what would you wish for? That is the predicament Molly is placed in one day after her fairy godmother appears and hands her a magic wishbone. Molly's sisters and brothers all have their own ideas about what she should do, but she wants to save it for something really special. Loosely based on Charles Dickens The Magic Fishbone, the story is told through the eyes of a family of cats in an animal-populated nineteenth century London.
( Ages 4 - 8 )

*Parent's Choice Silver Medal
*Starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus

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“McClintock's telling is well paced and nuanced; clever Molly seems like a traditional fairy tale heroine yet modern and resourceful, too. And, oh, the charm of the pictures. The Dickensian world is fully realized, especially in the spread showing people bustling down a traditional High Street on a snowy day. Practically purr-fect.” — Starred, Booklist

“Magic, indeed.” — Starred, Kirkus Reviews

“A Charmer.” — School Library Journal

“McClintock does wonders with a modest Charles Dickens story.” — Publishers Weekly

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