Really Neat Book! For the summer I like really easy reads. One reason is because I tend to read like a crazy person and act as if I am in a reading marathon. I don’t know why but I have always been like that. One summer I read through the Redwall series. Yes, there are 22 books in all and I read about fifteen of them during that summer. I think summertime equates to no sleep for me so I have to do something.
Well, I picked up Wish Stealers yesterday morning and was finished by that evening. Cute book. This is great for younger and struggling readers (3rd through 5th grade). I say that because, of it’s ease to maneuver. I was hooked at the beginning and really like that at the end of the chapters there is always a quote to give you something to think about. I really see this as a plus when I start working with my kids in the fall. There are so many lessons in this book that it will be a great teaching tool without seeming like you are teaching anything. Check out the book trailer and the summary that I dug up via Scholastic.com.
Griffin Penshine is always making wishes. But when a sinister old woman tricks her into accepting a box of eleven shiny Indian Head pennies from 1897, Griffin soon learns these are no ordinary pennies, but stolen wishes.
This box of labeled pennies comes with a horrible curse: People in possession of the stolen coins are Wish Stealers, who will never have their wishes granted…. In fact, the opposite of what they’ve wished for will happen. Griffin must find a way to return these stolen wishes and undo the curse if her own wishes are to come true.
But how can Griffin return wishes to strangers who might not even be alive? Her journey leads her to ancient alchemists, Macbeth’s witches, and a chance to help people in ways she never imagined, but the temptation of the Wish Stealers’ dark and compelling power is growing stronger. Can Griffin reverse the curse in time to save herself and the people she loves?