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The Wishing World
By (author): Todd Fahnestock
9780765385888 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic Oct 25, 2016 Print Run: 20000
$24.99 CAD
Unknown 5.74 x 8.57 x 0.89 in | 320 gr 224 pages Tor/Forge Starscape

"Whimsical and imaginative, with just the right mix of humor, heart, and adventure.The Wishing World is everything you could wish for in a story--and so much more!"--Shannon Messenger, author ofKeeper of the Lost Cities

In the Wishing World, dreams are real. You can transform into your own hero, find wild and whimsical friends, and wield power as great as your imagination. But Lorelei doesn't know about any of that. All she knows is that a monster took her family.

It happened during a camping trip one year ago. Hiding inside the tent, she saw shadows, tentacles and a strange creature. By the time she got up the courage to crawl outside, the monster--and Lorelei's mom, dad, and brother--were gone.

Lorelei is determined to find her family. When she accidentally breaks into the Wishing World, she discovers a way. It's a land more wonderful than she could have imagined, a land of talking griffons, water princesses, and cities made of sand, where Lorelei is a Doolivanti--a wish-maker--who can write her dreams into existence.

There's only one problem: the monster is a Doolivanti, too. What he wishes also comes true, and he's determined to shove Lorelei out, keep her family, and make the whole Wishing World his. To save them, Lorelei must find the courage to face him, or her next wish may be her last.

Award-winning author Todd Fahnestock makes his middle grade debut in this charming and whimsical adventure!

TODD FAHNESTOCK won the New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age Award for one of his short stories, and is the author of the YA bestsellerFairmistas well asThe Wishing World.Stories are his passion, but Todd's greatest accomplishment is his quirky, fun-loving family.The Wishing World began as a series of bedtime stories for his children.

"Plans: - National advertising targeting young-adult readers & gatekeepers across multiple formats - Author Appearances at book festivals, regional trade shows & select events - Online publicity campaign - Digital promotion across Tor/Forge's major online platforms - Feature in trade media - Extensive educational marketing campaign inc. galley distribution, conference promotions, book buzz, webinar, & select major trade advertising placements"

Whimsical and imaginative, with just the right mix of humor, heart, and adventure. The Wishing World is everything you could wish for in a story - and so much more! - Shannon Messenger, author of Keeper of the Lost Cities " The Wishing World is a book children will be clamoring for, saying as Lorelei might, "Double ?yes, please' with a ?gimmie, gimmie' on top!" - Edith Cohn, author of Spirit's Key "Fantastical world-building, a charming and courageous cast of characters, and just the right amount of whimsy make this the perfect concoction for anyone wishing to escape into a magical new adventure." - Marissa Burt, author of Storybound

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