INSTEAD OF THREE WISHES by Megan Whalen Turner
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INSTEAD OF THREE WISHES

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An utterly delightful collection of short stories about enchantment in everyday life. They include ""The Nightmare,"" in which a hooligan is forced to see himself through other people's eyes; ""Aunt Charlotte and the NGA Portraits,"" about the search for treasure in a painting come to life; and the title story, about a girl who isn't interested in the wishes she is granted by an elf prince in a business suit. Each stow is a perfectly crafted, captivating little gem; most demonstrate a dry sense of humor, and all have a dose of irony running through the author's fluid prose. Nothing is overdone and not a word is out of place in this auspicious debut.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1995
Page count: 119pp
Publisher: Greenwillow