The Seventh Wish

The Seventh Wish

Book - 2017
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When Charlie Brennan goes ice fishing on her town's frozen lake, she's hoping the fish she reels in will help pay for her dream: a fancy Irish dancing dress for her upcoming competition. But when Charlie's first catch of the day happens to be a talking fish offering her a wish in exchange for its freedom, her world quickly turns upside down, as her wishes go terribly and hilariously wrong.

Just as Charlie is finally getting the hang of communicating with a magical wishing fish, a family crisis with her older sister brings reality into sharp focus. Charlie quickly learns that the real world doesn't always keep fairy-tale promises and life's toughest challenges can't be fixed by a simple wish . . .

Acclaimed author Kate Messner expertly weaves fantasy into the ordinary, in an important story of self-reliance and hope that will open readers' eyes to the wonders and challenges of their world.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781681194318
Branch Call Number: J FIC Messn
Characteristics: 228 pages ; 21 cm

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darladoodles
Apr 22, 2019

Absolutely loved this quirky combo of ice fishing, a magical fish, Irish dancing and addiction. Kate Messner weaves all of those elements into a cohesive and engaging narrative. Most importantly she addresses opioid addiction in a way that is accessible to middle grade kids. Readers will fall in love with Charlie and roots for her as she navigates some rough seas for a twelve-year-old. Would make a great classroom read aloud for 5th grade and up.

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WoodneathLaura
Feb 09, 2019

An interesting and potentially important book about addiction and magic and family.

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fkenshole
Oct 09, 2017

Charlie is a girl.

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courtws
Sep 17, 2016

Couldn't get past first chapter. Tried twice. Maybe because the protagonist is a male character (Charlie) and I'm used to females from Kate Messner? Decided not to spend any more time on it.

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blue_cat_14016
Jan 29, 2019

blue_cat_14016 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

G_Dragon Oct 08, 2016

G_Dragon thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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blue_cat_14016
Jan 29, 2019

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