Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wishworks Inc. by Stephanie Tolan

Tolan, Stephanie. Wishworks Inc., illustrations by Amy June Bates. 147 pgs. Arthur A. Levine (Scholastic), 2009. $15.99. Content – G. Max is a daydreamer. He likes to imagine himself on adventures with his perfect dog King, because his real life isn’t so perfect. His parents are divorced and his dad doesn’t call. He had to move to a new apartment and a new school with bullies. In one of his daydreams he enters a place called Wishworks Inc. where he is guaranteed a real wish. His wish comes true, but not in the way he planned. Yet because of his wish, Max might find real adventures and a real friend. Vibrant pencil sketches bring to life both the real and the imaginary in Max’s life. EL-ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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