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EBOOK · The Wishing Tree ë 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 3.5 5 starsIt s definitely Faulkner and definitely not PC Yet, this quirky quick read delivers moral lessons for young readers Given that it was written back in 1927, I can t fault Faulkner s use of southern dialect in the voices of two characters, but it doesn t play too well in today s sensitive world.I enjoyed the journey and the moral lessons contained therein. 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 fOn 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 far as short children s stories go and shows Faulkner in a unique form as he wrote it as a gift to the 8 year old daughter of a friend Who knew Faulkner wrote a children s novel I had never heard of this, so, Faulkner being a major idol of mine, I was surprised and delighted when I found it at random on the wrong shelf of The Dawn Treader Used Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Mi this past weekend in perfect condition, dust jacket and all, for under 10 I hastily picked it up and read the jacket to make sure that this actually was THE William Faulkner as it seemed unlikely he had written such a book This story, weighing in at only 82 pages, existed as just one copy that belonged to little Victoria until it was slightly edited, garnished with the beautiful illustrations of Don Bolognese in 1967 and received an actual publication by Random House It was written in 1927, which places it sometime around the time he wrote his second novel Mosquitoes.The Wishing Tree is very playful and funny and shows a different side of Faulkner than is commonly seen However, it is distinctly the words of the master, as the opening paragraph will show She was still asleep but she could feel herself rising up out of sleep, just like a balloon it was like she was a goldfish in a round bowl of sleep, rising and rising through the warm waters of sleep to the top And then she would be awakeAlso, the servant woman speaks in dialect which shows off what Faulkner would polish in later novels Alice often speaks as suchThe one that run off on me and lef me payin a lawyer to fin out what the gov ment down with him Him and his army I ll war him he ain t never seen no war like what I can aggrovokeAs with all his adult works strange I would ever have to make that distinction while talking about Faulkner , there are underlying themes about the post civil war South to be found in this story amidst the magic and wishing This book is perfect for any collection of Faulkner, or for any fan of Faulkner who would like to see a different early side of him This works for me but the real excitement I felt when finding this was knowing that I can read it to my daughter when she is older and introduce her father s favorite author at a much younger age, seeing as I am not subjecting something like Absalom on her when she gets to be 8 I m not quite sure how to rate a book like this but I m going to say 4 5 Ger e in d le birbirine kar t b y l bir ocuk kitabi evirisi de olduk a g zel.