Sunday, July 24, 2016

One Wish by Michelle Harrison - ADVISABLE

Harrison, Michelle One Wish, 373 pages.  Little Brown and Company (Hachette Book Group) 2014.  $17.00.  Language: G (0 swears, 0 "f"); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.

Tanya has always been able to see fairies.  Unfortunately, this second sight has brought her nothing but trouble. When Tanya's mother takes her to the small town of Spinney Wickett for a summer vacation, Tanya hopes it will be a chance for her to get away from fairies and make new friends.  While exploring Spinney Wickett, Tanya stumbles across a wishing tree where she meets a local boy named Ratty who can also see fairies. Tanya's hopes that Ratty is the friend she has been wishing for are dashed when Ratty goes missing.  With the help of Ratty's loyal fairy friend Turpin, Tanya will do all she can to save her new friend.

This fun adventure story about friendship and courage has an imaginative cast of characters from Nessie Needleteeth, the water hag, to Griselda and Gretchen the bearded sisters. It also has a great message about forgiving others and how kindness can change even the hardest of hearts.  It is a fast paced read that will engage young readers from the start.  

EL, MS -ADVISABLE. Gina, Media Specialist

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