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by Todd Fahnestock

THE WISHING WORLD by Todd Fahnestock

From award-winning writer Todd Fahnestock, whose novel Fairmist was a #1 Amazon bestseller, comes a fun, fanciful middle-grade adventure in a land where all children’s wishes come true...

In the Wishing World, dreams are real. You can transform into your own hero, find wild and whimsical friends, and wield power as great as your imagination. But Lorelei doesn’t know about any of that. All she knows is a monster took her family.

It happened during a camping trip one year ago. Hiding inside the tent, she saw shadows, tentacles and a strange creature. By the time she got up the courage to crawl outside, the monster—and Lorelei’s mom, dad, and brother—were gone.

Lorelei is determined to find her family. When she accidentally breaks into the Wishing World, she discovers a way. It’s a land more wonderful than she could have imagined, a land of talking griffons, water princesses, and cities made of sand, where Lorelei is a Doolivanti—a wish-maker—who can write her dreams into existence.

There’s only one problem: the monster is a Doolivanti, too. What he wishes also comes true, and he’s determined to shove Lorelei out, keep her family, and make the whole Wishing World his. To save them, Lorelei must find the courage to face him, or her next wish may be her last.

Todd Fahnestock won the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age Award for one of his short stories, and his self-published young adult novel, Fairmist, was a #1 Amazon.com bestseller. Stories are his passion, but Todd’s greatest accomplishment is his quirky, fun-loving family. The Wishing World began as a series of bedtime stories for his children.

Praise for The Wishing World:

“Whimsical and imaginative, with just the right mix of humor, heart, and adventure. The Wishing World is everything you could wish for in a story—and so much more!” —Shannon Messenger, award-winning author of Keeper of the Lost Cities

“The Wishing World is a book children will be clamoring for, saying as the plucky protagonist Lorelei might, ‘Double ‘yes, please’ with a ‘gimmie, gimmie’ on top!’” —Edith Cohn, author of Spirit’s Key

“Fantastical world-building, a charming and courageous cast of characters, and just the right amount of whimsy make this the perfect concoction for anyone wishing to escape into a magical new adventure.” —Marissa Burt, author of Storybound