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The Wishing Tree

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  246 Ratings  ·  29 Reviews
A strange boy with red hair leads a birthday-girl and her companions on a hunt for the wishing tree which brings them many suprising and magical adventures.
Unknown Binding, 81 pages
Published January 1st 1968 by Chatto & Windus (first published 1927)
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s.p
Dec 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Faulkner collectors and literature fans with children
”On the night before your birthday if you get into bed left foot first and turn the pillow over before you go to sleep, anything might happen”So begins the magical, whimsical tale The Wishing Tree by none other than the great William Faulkner. Dulcie, a young girl, wakes on her birthday to find a mysterious stranger in her room who whisks her, the other children, the maid Alice, and a 92 year old man away on a magical adventure full of wishes come true. This rare book is actually quite good as f ...more
M.
May 24, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Faulkner okurları, çocuk kitabı okurları
Gerçeğin düşle birbirine karıştığı büyülü bir çocuk kitabi. Çevirisi de oldukça güzel.
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ספר חביב אך לא מייצג של הכתיבה של פוקנר. אגדה על ילדה ביום הולדתה יוצאת למסע לעץ המשאלות עם חבורת ילדים והמטפלת שלהם אליס.

אותה אליס היא דמות פארודית ונוקדנית, מעצבנת ונודניקית של אליס מארץ הפלאות.

"בחיים שלי לא ראיתי חייל שניצח במשהו במלחמה. מצד שני, מלחמות של אנשים לבנים בדרך כלל מתנהלות באופן מוזר. בפעם הבאה שללבנים תהיה מלחמה, נראה לי שאנ'לא הולך. נראה לי שבמקום זה אני פשוט אשאר היכן שאני נמצא.“

קשה לי להאמין שילד שיקרא את הספר באמת יפנים את המסרים של פוקנר, חלקם אירוניים ומצביעים על מחלות חב
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Larnacouer  de SH
"Doğum gününden bir önceki gece yatağa sol ayağınla girer ve uyumadan önce yastığı ters çevirirsen her şey olabilir."


Yaa. :')
Rita Gonzaga
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-juvenil
O Faulkner colocou o seu coração nesta pequena história - e ainda bem que o fez, porque nos permitiu, assim, aumentar o nosso.
Devíamos todos ler mais livros infantis. Estes que nos lembram porque é que começámos a ler em primeiro lugar, e que nos dão vontade de perpetuar o vício. De ler aos outros e de os fazer crer - como nós já cremos outrora- na fantasia e na maravilha da magia.
Victoria
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Çocuk Kitaplarını gerçekten seviyorum.. Anlatılmak istenenler çok masum ve güzel duygular. Aslında bence insanın her yaşta okuması gerekiyor. Ama maalesef ülkemizde pek hoş karşılanan bir durum değil ne yazık ki...
Mehmet Kır
May 23, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-2018
Kitabın kurgusu fena degil ama biraz tat ve tuz konusunda eksiklikleri vardı.
Yazarın dili oldukça yalın.
** 2 yıldız / 2 stars **
Val
Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I doubt you will find this on the bookshelves of children's libraries today. I found it stuck in with the other great Faulkner tomes in my local library. A short little read---if you will, a Southern Alice in Wonderland. Of course it is brilliant; isn't everything by Faulkner brilliant? This was the only children's book he ever wrote and it was personally written and bound for an eight year old for her birthday and never meant to be published. It is rare and out of print--you can still procure i ...more
Paula
Feb 15, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
a short but good fairy tale that caught my attention for half an hour and fulfilled my need for some magic.
Marisa Bantjes
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet memory of memorable childhood reading. I never realized it was written by William Faulkner, his only work for children, and that it is now a quite sought after rare item...
It is the story of the dream experience of young Dulcie and an assortment of companions searching for the Wishing Tree on the eve of her birthday. The moral of the story, taught by St Francis who appears in the dream experience, is that if you are kind to helpless things, you do not need a Wishing Tree to make things com
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William Cuthbert Faulkner was a Nobel Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. One of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, his reputation is based mostly on his novels, novellas, and short stories. He was also a published poet and an occasional screenwriter.

The majority of his works are based in his native state of Mississippi. Though his work was published as earl
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“(...) next year she would have another birthday, and if she just remembered to get into bed left foot first and to turn the pillow over before she went to sleep, who knows what might happen?” 5 likes
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