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The Wishcatchers

Carol Christie

£5.99

Range: Young Kelpies Paperback 144 pages 198 x 130 mm ISBN: 9780863158018 Publication date: 24 March 2011
Genres: Fantasy, School Ideal for ages: 7, 8 and 9

“I don’t suppose anyone has told you about
the Wishcatchers?” said Ant.
Clarissa shook her head. Ant wondered where to start.
“It’s kind of a secret thing,” she said at last.
“I won’t tell,” promised Clarissa.
“I’m very good at keeping secrets.”

Antonia is sick of being bullied by Rosie, a mean girl at school. So when new girl Clarissa starts, Ant wishes Rosie would pick on her instead. But in Ant's seaside village they have a special way of making wishes, and they really do come true. Should Ant have been more careful what she wished for? And will the strange glowing necklace she finds help uncover the mystery of the Wishcatchers?

An enchanting story of friendship and magic from Edinburgh-based author Carol Christie.

Reviews

'In Ant's village, Wishcatchers can grant wishes, sometimes with unexpected consequences ... The book mixes magic realism and mystery with the daily life of friendship, school dynamics, and family ... Both major and minor characters are fully realised, flawed but likeable. This is a compelling, engaging story about friendship and wishes that will appeal to a wide range of readers.'
-- Booklist, American Library Association

'This is a great story of friendship, family and tolerance, with a little bit of bullying behavior thrown in. Upper elementary and lower middle school students will identify with the characters and the emotions of the girls.'
-- Curled Up With a Good Kids Book blog

'This is a book about friendship that is filled with magic and mystery, The Wishcatchers is a story that teaches us very valuable lessons we sometimes tend to forget.'
-- Inis Magazine

Wishcatchers

Author

Carol Christie was born and brought up in Lanarkshire. She has lived and worked in France, Germany and Luxembourg, but now lives in Edinburgh with her husband and two children. The worst nightmare she ever had was of going on holiday and forgetting to pack…

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