PICTURE BOOKS
Magerl, Caroline

Rose and the Wish Thing: A Journey of Friendship

(3) K-3 Rose, recently moved and friendless, hopes for a "wish thing." As her caring family aids her search, a wordless parallel narrative shows a creature traveling over mountains and sea, eventually reaching her. Together, they venture out and make friends. This understated, surreal, richly visual allegory considers loneliness, imagination, and hope with scratchy, crosshatched watercolors and a plaintive, evocative text.

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