The Wish Stealers by Tracy Trivas

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When a sinister old woman leaves Griffin Penshine a box of twelve shiny pennies, she sets in motion a desperate quest—because the old woman was a wish stealer, and each penny represents a wish she stole from a wishing fountain decades earlier. Somehow, Griffin has to make things right, or the opposite of her own wishes will come true—and it could literally be a matter of life and death. The Wish Stealers introduces a new voice in middle-grade fantasy, as bright and sparkling as Griffin’s pennies.
 

About Tracy Trivas

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TRACY TRIVAS, a graduate of Dartmouth College, won a Dartmouth Graduate Fellowship to study Victorian Literature at Oxford University, England. She received her Masters Degree in English from Middlebury College.  She directed a Gifted and Talented program in a Los Angeles private school and has published gifted and talented workbooks as well as an adult non-fiction book,  A Princess Found. The Wish Stealers is her first book for children.  She lives in California with her family.
 
Published January 20, 2010 by Aladdin. 288 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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As the new “wish stealer,” Griffin’s own good wishes never come true while her evil wishes flourish—unless she can reverse the curse by restoring the original wishes.

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The Wish Stealer by Tracy Trivas is a charming story about a young girl trying to navigate the dangerous waters of her first year of middle school.

Nov 21 2010 | Read Full Review of The Wish Stealers

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