Wishes Come in Threes
A heartwarming, tenderly witty debut about belief – in friendship, in yourself and, maybe, in just a little magic.
“I don’t know exactly how wishes work. But I knew a man that did.”
Phyll is having a difficult summer. Her family has moved to the seaside, but it’s a long way from perfect. Her mum is sick, she has an enemy called Hilda, and someone is stealing dogs. Then Phyll meets Mr Djinn – a wise old man who insists he’s a genie. It’s a tough claim to believe, until Phyll starts wishing for change…
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was invested in the range of characters, [...] Recommend and will definitely be ordering a copy. -- Isabelle Coulson * NetGalley * I have to admit to having tears in my eyes as I finished this wonderful story of friendship, self-belief, wishes and the possibility of magic. The characterisation is superb: Mr Djinn especially has some powerful things to say...My wish having put the book aside is that Andy Jones writes another story as beautiful and moving as this, his first for children. -- Jill Bennet * Red Reading Hub * Full of warmth, wit, family and friendship, nasty bullies and dog-stealing villains, and a little pinch of magic... this is a perfect summer read. -- Richreadalot * What I Read Blog * This was a book that I instantly fell in love with. Covering mental health and depression amongst parents and exploring themes of hope, fear and anxieties, this is a book that isn't just going to support young people but educate as well. Wishes Come in Threes is written with sensitivity and compassion throughout. Plus everyone needs a bit of magic in their lives to make the world a better place sometimes and this story is so heart-warming it filled me with that magic feeling. Wishes Come in Threes is a fantastic debut novel and I really hope Andy Jones is going to continue writing as I am really looking forward to what stories he creates next...A beautiful story which will be perfect for any school library. -- Miss Suffield * Little Blog of Library Treasures * This is a story of friendship and family. Of being lost and being found. A story about moving somewhere new and dealing with change. A story about living with depression. This is a tale of growing up and navigating the choppy waters of the world around you. This is a story about believing in yourself and in others. This is a gritty, witty story about the peaks and troughs of real life sprinkled with just a little magic! -- Jennie * Edspire Blog *
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