By Barbara O'Connor

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Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 5n/a542116

A touching story about a girl and her dog, perfect for young animal lovers

Eleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. She even has a list of all the ways there are to make the wish, such as cutting off the pointed end of a slice of pie and wishing on it as she takes the last bite. But when she is sent to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to live with family she barely knows, it seems unlikely that her wish will ever come true. That is until she meets
Wishbone, a skinny stray dog who captures her heart, and Howard, a neighbor boy who proves surprising in lots of ways. Suddenly Charlie is in serious danger of discovering that what she thought she wanted may not be what she needs at all.

From award-winning author Barbara O'Connor comes a middle-grade novel about a girl who, with the help of a true-blue friend, a big-hearted aunt and uncle, and the dog of her dreams, unexpectedly learns the true meaning of family in the least likely of places.

This title has Common Core connections.

Publisher: Square Fish
ISBN-13: 9781250144058
ISBN-10: 1250144051
Published on 8/29/2017
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 256

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I loved this book. I also have it on my battle of the books!!!!!!!

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I really recommend this book to people. This is a great book

Such a good book! Charlie has to live with a foster home because her dad is in jail. She hardly knows them and doesn't have any interest in getting to know them better. But something Charlie does is makes wishes. She makes wishes on lots of things- from every eyelash, to every penny. Then she meets Wishbone. Wishbone is a skinny dog that she found. She finds out that she loves Wishbone and that she learns some things from Howard, who might be her friend.

I read this book because the cover showed a dog and I love dogs and I read it and it is much more than that I would recommend this book to anyone.10/10👍👍👍

Every one should read this book💕👍

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I looks like a motivating , inspirational and inspiring book. I may read it .

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Me love it too

This book is about a girl who her dad is in jail and her mom is drunk. The girl had to go and try to make the beast of her life. I give this book 5 stars because it was vary entertaning.

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this book was amazing! it's really a heartwarming story. I highly suggest it to all readers.

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