By Barbara O'Connor

68 ratings 119 reviews 109 followers
Interest Level Reading Level Reading A-Z ATOS Word Count
Grades 4 - 8 Grades 4 - 5 n/a 5 42116

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 hope you read this book I really think it was cute and some people red it in my class and they did not like it but to me it shows kindness and the last thing I thought about this book is that people always make mistakes and in this book people make mistakes. Well have a great day and keep reading.

this is a sad book but happy it is a very nice book and will make you smile

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This book is the best book about a dog. I think whoever likes dogs will love this book! Happy Reading!

This book is great! This girl goes to her aunts house and it is a big change for her. When she sees a dog she wants to keep it as a pet. She says she doesn’t like it there but she realized that she wants to stay here.

This book is really good! It is about a girl named Charlie Reese, who is in fifth grade. She makes as many wishes every day, with the same wish.

it was a great book and was so sweet the dog was so adorable and the girl was so into wish the dog a great book i recommend reading it

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Awesome book 👍👍👍👍👌

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This book is so great I'm in the middle of it but it is amazing♥️♥️

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