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Author Name:    ROBERTS, Miriam, (ed.)

Title:   I Wish ... I Wish

Publisher:    St. John's, 1979, 

Seller ID:   5312

ROBERTS, Miriam, (ed.). I Wish ... I Wish. (St. John's : n.pub., June 1979). Printed by Robinson-Blackmore Printing & Publishing Ltd. Pp [1]-127,(1). 8vo, trade paperback. Published in the Year of the Child, this is "a collection of statements by [c.145] Newfoundland children, most of whom are under12 years of age. They were asked what they would wish for if they could wi sh for anything."- p.5. Reproduced from the children's manuscripts. Any oneof these would do as a starting text for a philosophy seminar. Peace, heal th, the Judgment, sin, toleration, jobs, equality, happiness for mums, seeing more of a working mum, poverty, Disneyland, Maple Leaf Gardens, Donny Osmond, Charlie's Angels, the return of lost kittens named Fluffy, pollution,kindness to weary travellers, universl fun & pleasure, the resignation of mean teachers, perpetual teaching by liked teachers (like Mrs Pike), flowers & cats that would live a hundred years, the nursing profession, hunters &the innocence of animals, the 9 times table, being seen in person by other s when a famous singer, being a queen, the experimental use of mice, the wished-for nonexistence of pianos. Perhaps Randy Brake's is the most needful : "I wish all the big people would listen to the small people. And every time the little people would ask the big people something they would listen."- p.77. And Cheryl Stacey's : "I wish I had a Library at home. then I woul d have lots of books to look at. I like books. Book are nice." - p.99. Verygood. 7.50


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