Instead of Three Wishes

Instead of Three Wishes

Magical Short Stories

eBook - 2009
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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+

Publisher: Greenwillow Books


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FPL_ElizabethC Jan 20, 2021

It all starts with a mischievous leprechaun (is there any other kind?) in New Hampshire. But it ends with a kingdom (called Monemvassia) which happily lacks a king, but boasts a quietly cunning baker’s assistant. In between are five more delightful short stories in which the everyday is touched by just a bit of magic. Highly recommended for discerning readers aged 10-100.

Jul 11, 2016

These were fun stories, each with its own twist. I especially enjoyed the title story, with the elf prince who couldn't understand what a modern young woman might want - or why she wouldn't want three wishes.


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