The Three Wishes by Alec W. Soth

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  1. sean said, on January 18, 2010 at 9:09 am

    wow, you were a good writer back then. 🙂 reminds me of the storry that the boy tells his mother at the beginning of ‘Where the Wild Things Are. If you havent seen it yet i think you should. I have a feeling that this kind of youth sentiment is going to be a trend or state of mind in 2010.

  2. Carl said, on January 18, 2010 at 9:51 am

    the illustration on p.10 is rediculously complex for an 11 yr old mind to conjure up.

    • Rachael said, on January 25, 2010 at 12:59 pm

      I thought the same thing! Really awesome.

  3. 4edges said, on January 18, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Wow, I don’t know if I could write a story this good at 36…thanks for the fun. It’s so good to see you blogging again.

  4. Tom said, on January 18, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Not bad for 11. Maybe you could pitch the story line to NBC for their now vacant 10pm slot. I could see Conan O’Brien playing the role of the gullible troll. Just a thought. ;^)

  5. Stephen DiRado said, on January 18, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Aside of this book being incredibly complex for an 11 year old, it became the matrix for all things to come in your life as an artist. In other words to this day you seek out the same answers you questioned as an insatiably creative 11 year old. Think about it.

  6. fridaycyclotouriste said, on January 18, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    seeing this was cool, as i’ve just come from the Maurice Sendak exhibit in SF (closes tomorrow 01/19/10)


  7. d weber said, on January 19, 2010 at 1:29 am

    your sense of typography at 11 was great! i especially love the page numbers.

  8. sean said, on January 19, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Imagine what this girl could be capable of when she grows up! 🙂

  9. wrobertangell said, on January 19, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    the big question is who is the troll

  10. mbr said, on January 22, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    The cover looks just like Bill Burke’s “I want to take Picture”

  11. robert blu said, on February 1, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    interesting and poetic, as your pictures are

  12. Mark said, on February 4, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I love the Lochness Monster as seen through the eyes of the troll. It has a Cool Hand Luke: “Luke, what’s yer dirt doin’ in my hole?” feel to it.

    There is no “failure to communicate” for this book!

  13. Jared Iorio said, on February 17, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Come on Alec, a pink leprechaun?!?

  14. alison said, on December 6, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    This is pretty damn amazing. All the classic elements of storytelling, picture books, pivotal moment and surprise/satisfying ending. I love this book.

  15. alec said, on December 6, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks so much Alison. Coming from you, that is high praise.

  16. Eugenia said, on April 3, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Amazing piece of work! Totally crazy about page 10!

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