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Based on a true story from her childhood, and her inspirational life, Malala Yousafzai's first picture book will inspire young readers everywhere to find the magic all around them.

As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil that she could use to redraw reality. She would use it to give gifts to her family, to erase the smell from the rubbish dump near her house, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. As she grew older, Malala wished for bigger and bigger things. She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true.
This beautifully illustrated picture book tells Malala's story, in her own words, for a younger audience and shows them the worldview that allowed her to hold on to hope and to make her voice heard even in the most difficult of times.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780241322567

    October 30, 2017

    Picture Puffin

    48 pages

    RRP $30.00

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  • Paperback

    9780241322574

    March 19, 2019

    Puffin

    48 pages

    RRP $19.99

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    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

  • Malala's Magic Pencil
    Malala Yousafzai

    EBook

    9780241322550

    October 17, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

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  • Malala's Magic Pencil
    Malala Yousafzai

    EBook

    9780241324684

    October 17, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

    Online retailers

    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    • Booktopia NZ