344S: Boy with a Magic Pencil?

I recall a young adult chapter book from my youth (late 1970s-early 1980s) about a boy with a magic pencil. It is used like a regular pencil, but it might have been blue lead. Like a regular pencil, it needs to be sharpened, and gets slightly smaller each time. I can’t recall the things he made or did with it. Some dramatic emergency with the last bit of pencil.  Apologies but that’s all I remember.

2 thoughts on “344S: Boy with a Magic Pencil?

  1. Any chance it’s The Magical Drawings of Moony B. Finch by David M. McPhail, 1978? I first saw it in Cricket Magazine. There’s at least one sequel.

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