Three women, three birthdays and one unforgettable night that will change their lives forever. One night in San Francisco, three women make a birthday wish believing it can't possibly come true. Liz is turning thirty. A successful nurse, she has a good career, but no man to share her life. All her friends are married, and she's alone, still trying to outrun a tragedy from her past. Then she meets a handsome stranger. Carole, a corporate wife, is staring down forty candles. Having grown up poor, she worked hard to get ahead, but when her kids bail on her birthday, and she discovers her husband with another woman, she realizes that she may have nothing at all. She goes back to where it all began, the mother she left behind, and the man whose heart she once broke.
For Indigo Stevens, ballet classes at Miss Roberta’s ballet studio offer the stability and structure that are missing from her crazy home life. At almost 16, she hopes this is the year she will be accepted into the New York School of Ballet. First she must prove she’s ready, and that means ignoring Jesse Sanders – the cute boy with dimples who is definitely at the top of Miss Roberta’s List of Forbidden Things for Dancers. But Jesse is the least of Indigo’s concerns. When she discovers her mom is an alcoholic, it simultaneously explains everything and heaps more worry on Indigo’s shoulders. As her mom’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, Indigo fights to maintain balance, protect her younger brothers from abuse, and keep her mother from going over the edge. When the violence at home escalates, Indigo realizes she can no longer dance around the issue. At the risk of losing everything, she must take matters into her own hands before it’s too late.
Farmers in their alpine valley are haunted by Fængler, a cunning old enchanter, who ruins their lives by using an ancient wishing chain of powerful stones to spoil crops and steal children, cows and goats. Young Berwald and his sister Clara set out, without their parents knowing, to climb into the next valley, seize the chain, free their neighbourhood of fear, and wish for whatever they want. But they soon learn that the wild world beyond their home is full of strange forces – some good, some dark and twisted – and almost every wish they make adds new complications and disagreements. Who can rescue them from this fearful and dangerous adventure? Before Adam, their angry and worried father, can reach them, he must learn to follow seemingly useless leads, and to listen carefully to the tale that lies behind the villain’s bitterness. A timeless fantasy tale given new life and enchantment in this vivid retelling in verse.
A lively compilation of wishing traditions from around the world provides insight into the cultures of lands far and near while reminding readers of the similarities we all share. 15,000 first printing.
This new addition to Emma Dodd’s much-loved sequence of animal books features a tenderly composed rhyming text, heartwarming illustrations, and flurries of foil throughout. Exploring the loving relationship between a wolf and pup, this beautifully designed picture book is certain to become a bedtime favorite.
From the mists of time there comes a long-lost tale of unicorns When a homeless girl named Rielle and her dog, Pud, stumble into a wild and untamed forest, they meet the otherworldly unicorns of Wish. Drawn into an ancient and forgotten legend, Rielle and Pud become entangled in an epic adventure of mystery, fate and consequences. Here Rielle discovers that when dreams unfold and magic happens, there can be no turning back! In a forest of green and gold and in a time of legend, mystery and hope, Rielle and the faithful Pud journey deep into the unknown, and stumble into a world they could never have imagined.
Chronicles the ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies, in the life of Bella Grandelli, from the 1970s to the present day, detailing her insecure childhood, her Notre Dame college days, her career as an entertainment journalist, her turbulent love life, and her lifelong relationship with her twin brother, Bobby. Original.
Sixteen-year-old Seb has Down syndrome, and he is convinced that the only way to make his sick mother better is to wish on a hundred airplanes, but he needs help finding that many planes, since he lives on a remote sheep station.
One moonlit night Shuichiro saved an angel stuck in a tree. The angel granted him a wish to repay his generosity. Shuichiro said, "I need no wish, I can get what I want on my own." But they'd both soon learn that some wishes can't be fufilled alone. -- VIZ Media
If you could have anything, what would you wish for? For broken-hearted Olivia Larsen, nothing can change the fact that her twin sister, Violet, is gone... until a mysterious, beautiful gown arrives on her doorstep. The dress doesn't just look magical; it is magical. It has the power to grant her one wish, and the only thing Olivia wants is her sister back. With Violet again by her side, both girls get a second chance at life. And as the sisters soon discover, they have two more dresses-and two more wishes left. But magic can't solve everything, and Olivia is forced to confront her ghosts to learn how to laugh, love, and live again.
James McConnell’s one wish is that his nine-year-old son will finally be healthy enough to play a game of catch. Then he and his wife, Emily, receive news they’ve dreaded: Aaron’s cancer has relapsed. As the family steels themselves for a draining treatment regimen in yet another hospital, Aaron receives the gift of a lifetime—a personal visit from one of his favorite professional baseball players—and the chance to make a bold request, his wish: to see his dad play in one major league game. A former college standout, James fears he doesn’t have the talent it takes, even for one game, and that he’ll miss what could be Aaron’s precious last weeks. Yet how can he refuse his dying son’s wish? Poignant and triumphant, Wish is the story of a father’s love, a family’s perseverance, and the miracles that can happen when you believe in the impossible.
Many lessons are learned after Shuichiro saves an angel stuck in a tree and is granted one wish to repay his generosity.
This combination of four previously published works, edited to form a single narrative, follows best friends Lucy and Soledad's adventures in Faerieground where they discover the dark secret of the Queen, and confront their own identities.
All single mother Billie Temple wants is to trade her hectic Sydney lifestyle for simple country living and a place to call home. When she finds a small country pub in need of some TLC she thinks she's found the perfect solution. Until she meets her new landlord. Meanwhile, all cattleman Adam Kincaid wants is for Billie and her son to leave town. Adam and Billie are on an inevitable collision course, but will love prove the perfect solution? The obstacles seem insurmountable. Adam doubts his ability to protect and love, after failing to prevent a family tragedy a few years earlier. Billie can't trust anyone but herself.and she's done a damn good job at looking after her son without help. Who needs a man? Then, things take an unsettling and faintly sinister turn with several strange incidents, all apparently aimed at hurting Billie. Wish is a wonderful, sexy romance that will keep you guessing until the very end. It's a brilliant collision between two headstrong people, and filled with moments of tenderness that will touch your heart. Keep the tissues on hand.
Shuichiro, a pragmatist, had very little use for things ethereal. But when his home becomes haven to heavenly guests, his life is made surreal. One angel in particular has promised him a wish sublime, and to find the wish he cannot name, the angel will journey back in time... -- VIZ Media
Wish: Dream's Beginning. Book #1 'The Unicorns of Wish' From the mists of time there comes a long-lost tale of unicorns Headstrong and feisty, Rielle is lost, and she knows it. When she and the faithful Pud find themselves hopelessly alone in a wild landscape, they drift into an untamed forest. Rielle has been in plenty of pickles, but the hairs rising on the back of her neck tell her that this time things are going to be very different. Charmed by a mysterious unicorn and his cryptic ways, Rielle and Pud find themselves locked into an adventure of soul-seeking, friendship, mystery and truth that is both enchanting and sometimes sinister... and there may be no turning back! Reviews: www.goodreads.com More about The Unicorns of WISH Series: www.unicornkisses.com
After her vivacious twin sister dies, Olivia Larsen, a shy teenager, moves with her parents to San Francisco, where she meets a mysterious seamstress who grants her one wish, thanks to a magically-crafted dress.
As an elephant couple embark on a life together, thoughts of children are far away-at first. But as the desire for a child grows, so do unexpected challenges. And it's only after thwarted plans and some difficult disappointments that their deepest wish miraculously comes true. Now available as a board book, this beautiful, uplifting story about the beginning of a family is just right for parent-child reading time.