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Author: Berke Breathed
ISBN: 0606139230
Language: English
Category: Holidays & Celebrations
Publisher: Demco Media; Reissue edition (October 1, 1995)
Rating: 4.4
Formats: lit lrf lrf mbr
FB2 size: 1770 kb | EPUB size: 1218 kb | DJVU size: 1520 kb
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A Wish for Wings That Work: An Opus Christmas Story is a children's book by Berkeley Breathed that was published in 1991. It was made into an animated television special that same year.

A Wish for Wings That Work: An Opus Christmas Story is a children's book by Berkeley Breathed that was published in 1991. The book and special feature characters from Breathed's comic strips Bloom County and Outland. The story centers on Opus the Penguin (a main character of all three of Breathed's comic strips, and at the time appearing in Outland

Jul 04, 2011 Matthew rated it it was amazing. He did fly on Christmas Day. As Breathed begins his book with, "All men dream, but not equally-T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia)," we each have our dreams and dreams do sometimes. Opus, only seeing what he wishes he could be, asks Santa for wings that will let him fly. But when Santa needs help, it is Opus's own gifts that save the day. The ending is sweet, and the artwork is perfect.

Witty and charming Christmas book. The art is beautiful and the message is virtuous A wish for wings that worked She is an avid fan of penguins. The art is beautiful and the message is virtuous. A gift for my 5yr old niece that I know she will treasure. It is also considered a collectible, so its value will increase over time. It's a special book, that will only be opens once a year. Our modern day "Night Before Christmas". A wish for wings that worked She is an avid fan of penguins. Wishing and wanting something so bad. it sends a very positive message for children. To feel to dream and in the end to understand wishes.

The book and special feature characters from Breathed's comic strips . He does not give up on his dream though, and makes a Christmas wish to Santa Claus for "wings that will go!" On Christmas Eve, Santa is making his usual delivery when he loses his reindeer and crashes into a lake. Opus jumps in and uses his natural swimming skills to pull Santa out.

Opus and Bill in A Wish For Wings That Work is an animated Christmas television special based on the book A Wish For Wings That Work: An Opus Christmas Story.

Opus and Bill in A Wish For Wings That Work is an animated Christmas television special based on the book A Wish For Wings That Work: An Opus Christmas Story, which itself was based on the newspaper comic strips Bloom County and Outland by Berkeley Breathed. Originally aired on CBS on December 13, 1991, it was directed by Skip Jones and was produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment and Universal Cartoon Studios.

Opus, the beloved penguin has one wish for Christmas that may or may not be fulfilled. I have been a Berkeley Breathed fan for decades, and have been a faithful follower of the adventures and silliness of Opus and gang, and A Wish for Wings That Work didn't let me down at all. Kids love the story and the illustrations are beautiful. foof2you, September 2, 2008. The first of Breathed's numerous picture books, it tells the story of Opus' meeting with Santa Claus after a freak accident left Santa stranded in a lake on Christmas Eve.

A Wish for Wings That Work: An Opus Christmas Story. He has written and/or illustrated many books for young readers, including Red Ranger Came Calling, The Last Basselope, Goodnight Opus, and A Wish for Wings That Worked.

He has written and/or illustrated many books for young readers, including Red Ranger Came Calling, The Last Basselope, Goodnight Opus, and A Wish for Wings That Worked.

Opus the penguin makes a Christmas wish that he might fly. ADVERTISEMENT. With the help of Santa, Opus, the slightly neurotic penguin star of two of Breathed's comic strips, finally gets to fly; PW said, & achieves just the right balance of sweetness and levity.

Opus the penguin makes a Christmas wish that he might fly
Comments (7)
asAS
This book has been in my family since I was little. Mom would read this to us every Christmas before going to bed on Christmas Eve. The story tells people that being different doesn't mean you are useless, but you can shine in a different way instead.

The artwork is amazing in this book that captivates both young and old with details and color, and still maintain the humor we know from Breathed at the same time.

I have always recommended this book to friends, family, when I work in school libraries, and give it as gifts at baby showers.
Coiriel
Taped this looooong loooong ago and it is always fun to watch when the holiday season rolls around. Am revisiting some of the older Bloom County titles and figured this was worth a few dollars (used).

Well worth it. Unfortunately this is the hardcover version, so can't roll it up for emergency use should any cockroaches appear.
Error parents
We have owned a copy of this book for years and bring it out every Christmas even though our children are grown. Now I get excited every year that a young child is on our gift list so that I can pass the magic along to another family. In this book Opus, the lovable penguin from the comics pages, longs to fly. After a near tragic accident on Christmas Eve, he discovers that his wings are just what is needed to save Christmas. He receives and unexpected reward at the end of the book to satisfy the desire of children of all ages for a happy ending while still not compromising the message of the book "be happy with who your are". This is one of those books that can delight adults who have space on their bookshelves for that special children's magic as well as delighting children who still love to sit with adults for storytime.
Tetaian
I've loved this story ever since I first got it a decade (more? less? ago. I have signed up to read to my son's first grade class in December, and I figure they'll like it too. :-)

It has just enough Bloom County warped-ness to not lose that flavor, but not too much to make it inappropriate...although I'll probably read it a couple times and make sure I don't need to edit out a line or two. :-)

Sometimes when you can't have what you really want, your friends doing what they can for you is plenty...

(That's my lame attempt at trying to create some moral to the story.)
Ral
This is one of my wife's favorite books that she read to her kids when they were little. Her copy was destroyed by a water leak and I was thrilled to find it on Amazon! My wife was overjoyed to have a copy once again!
Hanelynai
We love the Opus Christmas special in my family and still watch a taped-off-tv version of it every year! I knew this would be a perfect Christmas gift for one of my family members, and I was right! We loved it!
Fast Lovebird
It arrived a little more shopworn that I wanted, but it's out of print, so what are you going to do? Nice story, great artwork.
I was thrilled to receive this before Christmas, especially since the estimated delivery date was Dec. 18 - Jan. 6; so the fact that it arrived so promptly was unexpectedly wonderful. The book was in the condition that was described (which was good). Overall I am exceedingly happy with this purchase and it made a perfect gift for the holidays. Also, the story and the message behind it were ideal for the season.