Book: A Wish in the Dark


Set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world, Christina Soontornvat’s twist on Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is a dazzling, fast-paced adventure that explores the difference between law and justice — and asks whether one child can shine a ...

  • Author : Christina Soontornvat
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release : 24 March 2020
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 13 : 9781536211726

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Score: 4
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A Wish in the Dark Book Summary :

A boy on the run. A girl determined to find him. A compelling fantasy looks at issues of privilege, protest, and justice. All light in Chattana is created by one man — the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong, who was born in Namwon Prison, the magical lights represent freedom, and he dreams of the day he will be able to walk among them. But when Pong escapes from prison, he realizes that the world outside is no fairer than the one behind bars. The wealthy dine and dance under bright orb light, while the poor toil away in darkness. Worst of all, Pong’s prison tattoo marks him as a fugitive who can never be truly free. Nok, the prison warden’s perfect daughter, is bent on tracking Pong down and restoring her family’s good name. But as Nok hunts Pong through the alleys and canals of Chattana, she uncovers secrets that make her question the truths she has always held dear. Set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world, Christina Soontornvat’s twist on Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is a dazzling, fast-paced adventure that explores the difference between law and justice — and asks whether one child can shine a light in the dark.

Book: A Wish in the Dark


This Thai-inspired twist on Hugo's Les Misérables follows Pong, who escapes prison hoping to find a fairer world, and Nok, who pursues him through a world that makes her question every truth she holds dear.

  • Author : Christina Soontornvat
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Release : 24 March 2020
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN 13 : 9781536204940

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Score: 4
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A Wish in the Dark Book Summary :

This Thai-inspired twist on Hugo's Les Misérables follows Pong, who escapes prison hoping to find a fairer world, and Nok, who pursues him through a world that makes her question every truth she holds dear.

Book: A Wish in the Dark


Set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world, Christina Soontornvat's twist on Victor Hugo's Les Misérables is a dazzling, fast-paced adventure that explores the difference between law and justice -- and asks whether one child can shine a light in ...

  • Author : Christina Soontornvat
  • Publisher : Thorndike Striving Reader
  • Release : 23 June 2021
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 13 : 1432888269

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Score: 4
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A Wish in the Dark Book Summary :

"All light in Chattana is created by one man -- the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong, who was born in Namwon Prison, the magical lights represent freedom, and he dreams of the day he will be able to walk among them. But when Pong escapes from prison, he realizes that the world outside is no fairer than the one behind bars. The wealthy dine and dance under bright orb light, while the poor toil away in darkness. Worst of all, Pong's prison tattoo marks him as a fugitive who can never be truly free. Nok, the prison warden's perfect daughter, is bent on tracking Pong down and restoring her family's good name. But as Nok hunts Pong through the alleys and canals of Chattana, she uncovers secrets that make her question the truths she has always held dear. Set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world, Christina Soontornvat's twist on Victor Hugo's Les Misérables is a dazzling, fast-paced adventure that explores the difference between law and justice -- and asks whether one child can shine a light in the dark"--

Book: Emmy in the Key of Code


Sixth-grader Emmy tries to find her place in a new school and to figure out how she can create her own kind of music using a computer.

  • Author : Aimee Lucido
  • Publisher : Versify
  • Release : 23 June 2021
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 13 : 9780358040828

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Emmy in the Key of Code Book Summary :

Sixth-grader Emmy tries to find her place in a new school and to figure out how she can create her own kind of music using a computer.

Book: The Ramble Shamble Children


New picture book by a two-time Newbery Honor-winning author! The delightful story of an unconventional family of kids who learn the ups and downs of working together.

  • Author : Christina Soontornvat
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 09 March 2021
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 13 : 9780399545825

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New picture book by a two-time Newbery Honor-winning author! The delightful story of an unconventional family of kids who learn the ups and downs of working together. Merra, Locky, Roozle, Finn, and little Jory love their ramble shamble house. It's a lot of work taking care of the garden, the chickens, and themselves, but they all pitch in to make it easier--even Jory, who looks after the mud puddles. When they come across a picture of a "proper" house in a book, they start wondering if their own home is good enough. So they get to work "propering up" the garden, the chickens, and even the mud puddles. But the results aren't exactly what they expected, and when their now-proper household's youngest member goes missing, they realize that their ramble shamble home might be just right for their family, after all.

Book: All Thirteen The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys Soccer Team


Combining firsthand interviews of rescue workers with in-depth science and details of the region's culture and religion, author Christina Soontornvat—who was visiting family in Northern Thailand when the Wild Boars went ...

  • Author : Christina Soontornvat
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release : 13 October 2020
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 13 : 9781536216080

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Score: 4.5
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All Thirteen The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys Soccer Team Book Summary :

A unique account of the amazing Thai cave rescue told in a heart-racing, you-are-there style that blends suspense, science, and cultural insight. On June 23, 2018, twelve young players of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach enter a cave in northern Thailand seeking an afternoon’s adventure. But when they turn to leave, rising floodwaters block their path out. The boys are trapped! Before long, news of the missing team spreads, launching a seventeen-day rescue operation involving thousands of rescuers from around the globe. As the world sits vigil, people begin to wonder: how long can a group of ordinary kids survive in complete darkness, with no food or clean water? Luckily, the Wild Boars are a very extraordinary "ordinary" group. Combining firsthand interviews of rescue workers with in-depth science and details of the region's culture and religion, author Christina Soontornvat—who was visiting family in Northern Thailand when the Wild Boars went missing—masterfully shows how both the complex engineering operation above ground and the mental struggles of the thirteen young people below proved critical in the life-or-death mission. Meticulously researched and generously illustrated with photographs, this page-turner includes an author’s note describing her experience meeting the team, detailed source notes, and a bibliography to fully immerse readers in the most ambitious cave rescue in history.

Book: BOX Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom


Escape! In stanzas of six lines each, each line representing one side of a box, celebrated poet Carole Boston Weatherford powerfully narrates Henry Brown’s story of how he came to send himself in a box from slavery to freedom.

  • Author : Carole Boston Weatherford
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release : 23 February 2021
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN 13 : 9781536221664

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BOX Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom Book Summary :

In a moving, lyrical tale about the cost and fragility of freedom, a New York Times best-selling author and an acclaimed artist follow the life of a man who courageously shipped himself out of slavery. What have I to fear? My master broke every promise to me. I lost my beloved wife and our dear children. All, sold South. Neither my time nor my body is mine. The breath of life is all I have to lose. And bondage is suffocating me. Henry Brown wrote that, long before he came to be known as Box, he “entered the world a slave.” He was put to work as a child and passed down from one generation to the next — as property. When he was an adult, his wife and children were sold away from him out of spite. Henry Brown watched as his family left bound in chains, headed to the deeper South. What more could be taken from him? But then hope — and help — came in the form of the Underground Railroad. Escape! In stanzas of six lines each, each line representing one side of a box, celebrated poet Carole Boston Weatherford powerfully narrates Henry Brown’s story of how he came to send himself in a box from slavery to freedom. Strikingly illustrated in rich hues and patterns by artist Michele Wood, Box is augmented with historical records and an introductory excerpt from Henry’s own writing as well as a time line, notes from the author, and a bibliography.

Book: Wish


Eleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade.

  • Author : Barbara O'Connor
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release : 30 August 2016
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 13 : 9780374302757

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Score: 4.5
From 25 Ratings

Wish Book Summary :

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.

Book: As You Wish


If you could make one wish that was guaranteed to come true—what would you wish for?

  • Author : Chelsea Sedoti
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release : 02 January 2018
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 13 : 9781492642329

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Score: 3.5
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As You Wish Book Summary :

If you could make one wish that was guaranteed to come true—what would you wish for? Rules for Wishing: Never let an outsider find out about wishing. (Zip your lips and throw away the key.) Wishes that would impact the world are off limits (i.e. no bringing back the dinosaurs). Do no harm. (Murder = no bueno.) No time travel. (What's done is done, pal.) No bringing back the dead. (Come on. You've seen what happens in THE WALKING DEAD.) NEVER BREAK THE RULES. (Seriously. We mean it. See Rule #7.) There are always consequences. Madison is a small town in the Mojave desert on the road between nothing and nowhere. It's an unremarkable speck on the map, which is perfect for protecting the town's secret. Because in Madison, everyone can make one wish on their eighteenth birthday-and that wish always comes true. Most of Eldon's classmates have had their wishes picked out for months, even years. Not Eldon. He's seen how wishing has hurt the people around him. His parents' marriage is strained, his sister is a virtual ghost in their house, his ex-girlfriend is dating his ex-friend...where does he even begin? One thing is for sure: Eldon has only twenty-five days to figure it out—and the rest of his life to live with the consequences.

Book: Wishtree Special Edition


When a new family moves in, not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever. With a message of inclusion for dreamers and welcomers, this is a book for our lives and times.

  • Author : Katherine Applegate
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Release : 08 January 2019
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 13 : 9781250246066

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Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Wishtree Special Edition Book Summary :

A special edition for adults of Katherine Applegate's New York Times-bestselling novel about an oak tree and a crow who help their neighbors embrace their differences. Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . . Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood. When a new family moves in, not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever. With a message of inclusion for dreamers and welcomers, this is a book for our lives and times. "A beautifully written, morally bracing story that will leave its imprint on a reader of any age." —The New York Times Book Review

Book: In a Dark Land


Praise for The Changelings: "A richly drawn fairy world that will have readers staying way up past their bedtime to read what their plucky herione, Izzy, does next."—Jen Calonita, author of the Fairy Tale Reform School series "Fresh and ...

  • Author : Christina Soontornvat
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release : 03 October 2017
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 13 : 9781492634225

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In a Dark Land Book Summary :

What is a Fairy without her magic? Life hasn't been the same since Izzy found out she was a Changeling during a trip to the magical land of Faerie. Sure, she's glad to be back on Earth with her human family, but she can't stop thinking about the amazing friends she left behind. Even worse, Izzy can't seem to change anymore. She can't stand the thought of losing all ties to the one place she felt like she truly belonged. So when Izzy gets a chance to return to Faerie, she's quick to say yes. But when a new evil threatens not only Faerie, but Earth itself, will Izzy get her magic back in time to help save everyone she loves? Praise for The Changelings: "A richly drawn fairy world that will have readers staying way up past their bedtime to read what their plucky herione, Izzy, does next." —Jen Calonita, author of the Fairy Tale Reform School series "Fresh and imaginative—new inventions on every page. I loved every ingenious twist and turn right up to the wonderfully satisfying ending." —Katherine Catmull, author of The Radiant Road and Summer and Bird "The Changelings is charming! Perfect for readers who love stories full of magic, adventure, mystery and fairies, topped off with a satisfying and very happy ending. Soontornvat's debut sparkles and delights!" —Nikki Loftin, author of The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy