June 2014 Book of the Month Enter an extraordinary magical world in which wishes can cause no end of trouble. When Tanya encounters the magical wishing tree she understands completely that she can only have one wish. Tanya already has the magical power of being able to see fairies – much to her mother’s disbelief. Now, she steps into a much darker kind of magic with Ratty as her companion. Ratty is a little boy who also has magical powers but they are not always used to good ends. How Tanya navigates this topsy-turvey world making magic seem dangerous near at hand.
One Wish takes readers back to discover the magical world created by Michelle Harrison in her award-winning Thirteen Treasures series.
Having the ability to see fairies means that Tanya Fairchild's life has never been easy. After all, real fairies are nothing like the ones in books; ones that grant wishes or leave money for teeth. Real fairies don't like to be talked about and cast spells if Tanya steps out of line, and the most she's ever received in exchange for one of her teeth is a chewed up toffee. Of course, it would help if Tanya knew someone, anyone else could see them, too ...When Tanya meets Ratty, she finds not only can he see fairies, but even has a fairy friend, Turpin - she's rude and spiteful, but funny and loyal too. When Ratty goes missing, Tanya discovers her new friend has another extraordinary ability; an ability that has the potential to destroy them both.
To find out more about the seaside town of Spinney Wicket, and the magic within - including its Wishing Tree - please visit www.welcometospinneywicket.com.
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|Publication date:||5th June 2014|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
|Other Categories:||Reviewed by Children|
Michelle Harrison was born in 1979 and grew up in Grays, Essex. She has a degree in Illustration, and is a former Waterstone’s bookseller and assistant editor at Oxford University Press. She now writes full-time and has a son, Jack, and two cats. Her first novel, The Thirteen Treasures, won the Waterstones’ Children’s Book Prize and has been sold in over sixteen countries. It is followed by two sequels, The Thirteen Curses and The Thirteen Secrets and a prequel, One Wish. She has also published Unrest, a stand-alone ghost novel for teens and is now ...More About Michelle Harrison
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