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Wishworks, Inc.

Written by Stephanie Tolan

Illustrated by Amy June Bates


Surviving the Applewhites? Try surviving this dog!

At Wishworks, Inc.,
every wish is guaranteed—
for fun,
for adventure,
for excitement,
for laughs.
So when Max wishes for a dog,
he gets just what he asked for.
But Wishworks also guarantees
one more thing—
SURPRISE!


Reviews and Awards

New York Public Library’s One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2009

“[E]ngaging scenes and plot twists keep the story moving along in interesting directions. The many illustrations… have plenty of visual appeal. A lively, accessible chapter book.” - Booklist

"Max is a protagonist readers will root for and whose imaginary adventures they’ll enjoy." - Kirkus Reviews

"Max is a complex yet relatable character, and Bates's gray-scale pencil-and-gouache artwork conveys plenty of emotion." - Publishers Weekly

“Tolan’s vivid, clean writing is deceptively uncomplicated and the many issues touched upon are handled well. This book will resonate with kids while providing parents a great jumping-off point for conversations about how to overcome some of life’s obstacles.” - School Library Journal

"Tolan creates a world rich with complex secondary characters, and Bates’s soft, realistic illustrations tie the story together and make it accessible to new readers and experienced readers alike." Horn Book


Purchase Options
Indiebound Scholastic Store • Amazon • Barnes & Noble


Summer 2009
Illustrated Novel
ISBN: 0-545-03154-0
Price: $15.99 / $17.99
Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Page Count: 160
Foreign Rights: Curtis Brown Ltd.
Translation Rights: Curtis Brown Ltd.
Rights Available? yes