Everything by Susan Claire Anderson

 

Everything 

by Susan Claire Anderson

52 Pages


If you suddenly could be granted one wish, what would you wish for? That is the dilemma Bradley faces when he accidently finds a magical creature inside a geode near the camp he’s staying at. Then in an effort to make his wish come true, he decides to embark on a humorous and somewhat troublesome journey. In the process, he finds his virtues and abilities are challenged as he chases after his dream. But is it really magic that he needs to get what he wants?

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I loved this short story about Bradley a cook at  a mine site. After a cave in he is left alone to get himself back down the steep hill alone. After slipping he finds a geode and cracks it open. Inside is a small Geo Sprite that grants him a wish. Bradley is no fool so he wishes for EVERYTHING.  Thankfully Bradley is can carve things out of wood and everything he carves becomes REAL. 

Soon Bradley is carving out things he thinks he wants. A dog, a house, fruit, farming equipment and more.  Having EVERYTHING Isn't all it's cracked up to be and eventually Bradley sets out for the easier life where he feels fulfilled and happy. Can we ever really be happy or should we wish for more? It is a question many of us never really answer but this little book definitely tries. 

I loved the quick read. This 6x9 book is only 52 pages and perfect for reluctant readers. Did Bradley make the right wish? Is asking for everything what you would wish for if granted a wish? It is a wonderful question to ponder and readers will find themselves doing so. 

Perfect quick read and a good story for a discussion. 


Disclaimer: I received a complimentary book for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered. 

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