Sivu's Six Wishes

Sivu's Six Wishes

by Jude Daly


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Sivu's Six Wishes by Jude Daly

The stonemason Sivu can create extraordinary things out of rock. But he is poor, and as time goes by he becomes bitter and envious. If only he could be rich and powerful — surely then he would be happy?

When Sivu’s wish is mysteriously granted six times, however, transforming him by turn into a rich businessman, the mayor, the sun, a rain cloud, and a great rock, he learns that sometimes people have the most power just by being themselves. Using clear, elegant storytelling and exquisite illustrations, Jude Daly translates the timeless Taoist story of The Stonecutter to a modern-day African setting, conveying a timeless message for our own age.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802853691
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 07/15/2010
Pages: 36
Product dimensions: 10.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD780L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Jude Daly lives in Cape Town, South Africa, with herhusband, writer and illustrator Niki Daly, and their sonsJoe and Leo. Her previous titles include The Tale ofParadise Lost: Based on the Poem by John Milton byNancy Willard (Atheneum), The Elephant's Pillow byDiana Reynolds Roome (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), which wasawarded a Parents' Choice Silver Honor, and The Stone: APersian Legend of the Magi by Dianne Hofmeyr (Farrar,Straus & Giroux).

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