Written by:
Barbara O'Connor
Narrated by:
Suzy Jackson

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2016
4 hours 41 minutes
Don't miss Barbara O'Connor's other middle-grade work—like Wonderland; How to Steal a Dog; Greetings from Nowhere; Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia; The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester; and more!

A touching, New York Times–bestselling story about a girl and her dog, perfect for young animal lovers.

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.
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Great story and message. Very good book!

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Patricia S.

Really sweet book. Loved the narrator she was perfect!!

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Great listen

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Crimson S.

A delightful elementary aged read with themes that touch on anger management, apologizing, making amends, and giving and receiving love and support. The end was rushed but I would still definitely recommend. The narrator is FABULOUS.

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Danika T.

Great book, narrator was perfect! Elementary age book, but can be enjoyed by all!

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Tamara H.

My entire family loved listening to this sweet, funny story.

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Trish R.

LOVE THIS BOOK!! I think I had tears in my eyes through the whole book... while I was at work. Charlie the narrator and the feisty main character reminded me of me when I was a kid, always fighting for herself and others. Has a great happy ending, but I'm not giving it away.

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