Wish - Reprint by Barbara O'Connor (Paperback)

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About this item


Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inch (W) x .7 Inch (D)
Weight: .45 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 227
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Dogs
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Format: Paperback
Author: Barbara O'Connor
Language: English
Street Date: August 29, 2017
TCIN: 52913119
UPC: 9781250144058
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-1360
Origin: Made in the USA


About the Book

From award-winning author Barbara O'Connor comes a middle-grade novel about a girl who, with the help of the dog of her dreams, discovers the true meaning of family.

Book Synopsis

Don't miss Barbara O'Connor's other middle-grade work--like Wonderland; How to Steal a Dog; Greetings from Nowhere; Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia; The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester; and more!

A touching, New York Times-bestselling story about a girl and her dog, perfect for young animal lovers.

Eleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. She even has a list of all the ways there are to make the wish, such as cutting off the pointed end of a slice of pie and wishing on it as she takes the last bite. But when she is sent to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to live with family she barely knows, it seems unlikely that her wish will ever come true. That is until she meets
Wishbone, a skinny stray dog who captures her heart, and Howard, a neighbor boy who proves surprising in lots of ways. Suddenly Charlie is in serious danger of discovering that what she thought she wanted may not be what she needs at all.

From award-winning author Barbara O'Connor comes a middle-grade novel about a girl who, with the help of a true-blue friend, a big-hearted aunt and uncle, and the dog of her dreams, unexpectedly learns the true meaning of family in the least likely of places.

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Review Quotes

"The many ways [Charlie] wishes form something of a catalog of folk and family traditions and are delightful all by themselves. . . . Speaking in an honest voice revealing her hurt, resentment, and vulnerability, Charlies explains how her wish comes true. A warm, real, and heartfelt tale." --Kirkus Reviews

"At school, at home, and in the community, the characters and settings are well drawn, but it's the narrator's convincing, compelling voice that will draw readers into the novel and keep them there until her wish finally comes true." --Booklist

"O'Connor (How To Steal a Dog) pens a touching tale of resilience sure to resonate with children who have ever felt like they didn't belong. . . . Poignant and genuine, this is a tale that will resonate with readers long after they finish it and have them cheering for the underdogs--both of the two-legged and four-legged varieties." --School Library Journal

"O'Connor again finds the sweet spot for young readers who are beyond early chapter books but not quite ready for the cynicism and/or complexity of much tween-into-teen lit. Bertha, Gus, and the Odoms are certainly awash in goodness, but their big-heartedness never devolves into sentimentality." --The Bulletin of the Center of Children's Books

"Like a generous portions of grits, Wish makes the world a little better." --Bookpage

"This heartwarming story is not tobe missed." --Kidsreads

"O'Connor has the setting and colloquial mountain speech down pat, but most important, she gets at the heart of Charlie's unhappiness, showing that wishes may come true, but perhaps not in the ways we expect." --The Horn Book

About The Author

Barbara O'Connor was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. She has written many award-winning books for children, including How to Steal a Dog and The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester.
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.96 inches length x 5.09 inches width x 7.6 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.46 pounds
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Q: What is this book about?

submitted by Beverly - 3 years ago
  • A: Just a guess, but based on the description, sounds like a girl really wants a family. But maybe do a Google search?

    submitted byCaroline - 2 years ago
4.7 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
83% would recommend
6 recommendations

My 11 yr old loved the book

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
RebeccaH - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
My daughter loved it so much she checked out other books by the same author from the library. Good thing because it only took her a day to read the book which is the norm for her. Thankfully she will read a book more than once often times.
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Poor quality

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
MandM - 8 months ago
This book was delivered to me with the cover upside down and backwards?
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Love this book!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
booklover - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I liked the end of the story. This book is great!!!!
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Such a good gift

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Mom of two - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
My 8 year old for this for her birthday! She loves it! She’s only a few chapters in but she loves this book.
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#1 best book of 2021

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
alyssia - 2 years ago
one of the best books
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5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Rosie - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I read this book with my 10 year old son and we both enjoyed it a lot. We tried another book from the same author but this one was our favorite so far.
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Cute Middle Grade

4 out of 5 stars
Emmybird - 2 years ago
This was a cute, moving book. I loved Charlie. She has a hard life and is dealing with it the best way she can. I also love all the characters in her community. Howard is a great character and best friend. Pineapple!
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