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The Genie Who Had Wishes of His Own:      21st-Century Fables

Twenty-two brand new heroes, villains, and earnest strivers go after health, love, and fulfillment.


* Idealistic architect Zoe creates a building so green it might save the Earth--if she can protect it from the people living in it.


* Health food expert Myrna decides to rescue her husband from a nutritional wasteland. But Stanley's a big man who likes ice cream.


* Roger makes himself a multibillionaire by exploiting workers, squeezing expenses, and stretching loopholes--until he accidentally explodes his world.


* Nina, who knows exactly what she wants, finds a genuine genie, who discovers what he wants.


Endearing and determined, these trapeze artists, juggler, caterpillar, song sparrow, ballerina, and the rest are exactly who we want them to be: us. Our favorites walk beside us as private guardians and powerful allies.

 


"Fantastic!" --Ray Bradbury

 


"There is something hedonistic and luxurious inherent in these fables. . . . Look around for this book. You'll find it useful in countless social and literary ways." --Carolyn See

 


"Very clever." --Barnaby Conrad