Trophy Newbery : the wish giver : three tales of Coven Tree
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|aTrophy Newbery |bthe wish giver : three tales of Coven Tree |cby Bill Brittain ; drawings by Andrew Glass.
|aWish giver |bthree tales of Coven Tree
|a1st Harper Trophy ed.
|aNew York, NY |bHarperTrophy|c1986, c1983.
|a181 p. |bill. |c20 cm.
|aWhen a strange little man comes to the Coven Tree church social promising he can give people exactly what they ask for, three believers-in-magic each make a wish that comes true in the most unexpected way.
A Newbery Honor Book that the New York Times called "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...