Monday, October 24, 2016

Kid Lit Pick of the Week: Wish

Wish by barbara o'conner book cover children's fiction chapter bookWish
by Barbara O'Connor
Farar, Strauss, and Giroux (Aug. 30, 2016)
Fiction chapter book


A story about a girl who, with the help of the dog of her dreams, discovers that family doesn't always have to be related--they are simply people who love you for who you are.

Why You'll Love It:

  • At school, at home, and in the community, the characters and settings are well drawn, but it’s the narrator’s convincing, compelling voice that will draw readers into the novel and keep them there until her wish finally comes true.
  • Poignant and genuine, this is a tale that will resonate with readers long after they finish it and have them cheering for the underdogs-both of the two-legged and four-legged varieties.
  • In this first-person narrative, Charlie’s emotions are as evident as the events she records and her occasional misreading of other people’s lives and intentions. 

Who Should Read It:

Great for grades 4-6...and here's the reader's guide.

What Else You Should Read:



Jane @ said...

This one sounds beautiful, I've heard a lot of good things about it. Thanks for sharing the reader's guide, too!

Tea said...

It's a very sweet story.

GatheringBooks said...

Sounds like a beautiful read.

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