by Barbara O'Connor (Author)

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.This title has Common Core connections.

In the captivating pages of Barbara O'Connor's "Wish," we embark on an inspiring journey with Charlie, a young boy who discovers a magical wish-granting stone. As Charlie navigates the complexities of his family's financial struggles and his father's unemployment, he finds solace in the transformative power of wishes.

With each wish he makes, Charlie learns valuable lessons about himself, his family, and the world around him. Through his experiences, we explore the profound impact that kindness, empathy, and the belief in one's dreams can have in shaping our lives.

Barbara O'Connor's heartwarming tale celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the extraordinary power of hope. "Wish" is a poignant reminder that even in the face of adversity, the simple act of dreaming and believing can make all the difference.

Join Charlie on his remarkable adventure as he navigates the complexities of life, learns the true meaning of friendship and family, and discovers the transformative power of a single wish. "Wish" is a timeless story that will touch the hearts of readers of all ages, reminding us of the magic that lies within us all.

Dive into the pages of "Wish" and experience the heartwarming journey of Charlie as he learns the true power of dreams, kindness, and the unyielding spirit of hope.


256 pages