Margaret Harmon

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. These are fables we read when the children are asleep.
* 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 the 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


Just won! Best anthology, San Diego Book Awards Association


Selected Works

A New Book of Modern Fables
An American Aesop's newest fables help us become who we want to be --alone, together, or in a mob. Perfect for troubled times, fables are problem-solving tools.
Birding Humor
Birders watch birds--and other birders. That's the premise of Margaret Harmon's laugh-out-loud parody in classic field guide format. It identifies our favorite companions on the trail--and the few we'd like to strangle. "[It shows] why birding is so much fun." BIRDING Magazine
Modern Fables
explores life's most serious issues--by playing with them. These sly tales, surprising and rich, empower as they amuse."Hedonistic and luxurious"Los Angeles Times

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