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Extended Audio Sample Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (Unabridged), by William Steig
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (16,736 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Steig Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Audie Award Nominee, Children's Titles for Ages Up to 8, 2013

Sylvester is a rock collector. One day he finds a magic pebble that makes wishes come true. He rushes home to share his good fortune with his parents. On the way, he's frightened by a hungry lion and quickly asks the pebble to turn him into a rock, so the lion can't eat him. It works - but there sits Sylvester on Strawberry Hill with no way to hold the pebble to wish himself back into a donkey. Seasons come and go as Sylvester's parents desperately search for him.

One fine spring day Mom and Dad decide that a picnic on Strawberry Hill might be just the thing to cheer them up. Will Mr. and Mrs. Duncan ever guess what happened to their little donkey?

Narrator John McDonough playfully conveys a wise bit of advice: Be careful what you wish for. His expressive voice is perfect for entertaining young listeners with the misadventures of impulsive young Sylvester.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ronna | 2/12/2014

    " 1970 Caldecott Winner. When I first read this book I remember thinking that I will never collect pebbles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carol | 2/8/2014

    " Alis rates 4 stars Eliza only 3. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lucy | 1/28/2014

    " Pre-K, narrative skills, vocabulary, families. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pamela | 1/28/2014

    " Fables... a great way of scaring children into doing the right thing. Unless, of course, they are highly skeptical. The illustrations in this book make this one of my favorite kids' books. "

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