Age Range: 5 - 10 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 5
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Philomel; English Language edition (January 26, 2004)
The Wishing of Biddy Malone by Joy Cowley
Despite her obvious lack of natural talent, Biddy Malone ignores her critics as she dances and sings all around her small village, but when she encounters a fairy in the wood who offers to grant her wishes, Biddy Malone is excited at the prospect of finally making her dreams come true.
"The acrylic paintings, defined and shaded with charcoal and rich with deep colors, sensitively contrast Biddy's two worlds"-Booklist
"Denise (The Great Redwall Feast ) harnesses firefly flashes of other-worldliness in his glowing, truly enchanting faerie scenes, with much to reward close scrutiny (e.g., a pair of ladybugs doing a jig). His acrylics feature gauzy lines, antiqued patinas and cozy details—all of which convey a sense of rustic realism when Biddy's amongst her kin."-Publishers Weekly