What You Wish for: A Book for Darfur

What You Wish for: A Book for Darfur

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By (author) Professor of Medical Law Alexander McCall Smith, By (author) Francisco Stork, By (author) Naomi Shihab Nye, By (author) Sofia Quintero, By (author) Joyce Carol Oates, By (author) Nikki Giovanni, By (author) Karen Hesse, By (author) Cornelia Funke, By (author) Ann M Martin, By (author) John Green

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  • Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group,U.S.
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 211mm x 28mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 15 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0399254544
  • ISBN 13: 9780399254543
  • Sales rank: 489,973

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A stellar collection from Newbery medalists and bestselling authors written to benefit Darfuri refugees With contributions from some of the best talent writing for children today, "What You Wish For" is a compelling collection of affecting, inspiring, creepy, and oft-times funny short stories and poems all linked by the universal power of a wish - the abstract things we all wish for - home, family, safety and love. From the exchange of letters between two girls who have never met but are both struggling with the unexpected curves of life, to the stunning sacrifice one dying girl makes for another, to the mermaid who trades her tail for legs, to the boy who unwittingly steals an imp's house, and to the chilling retelling of Cinderella, "What You Wish For" brings together a potent international roster of authors of note to remember and celebrate the Darfuri refugees and their incredible story of survival and hope.

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