Wishworks, Inc. by Stephanie Tolan

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The best dog story you could wish for!

Max is handling his parents' divorce, his new home and school, and a big bully named Nick the only way he knows how: by running away in his head. Through his imagination, he and his wonderful dog King have thrilling adventures; they conquer aliens and slay dragons; they embarrass Nick so he never comes near Max again. If only King were real . . .

Then Max happens upon a store called Wishworks, Inc., which promises his wish will come true in real life, "guaranteed." He wishes for a real dog like King to fulfill all his dreams. And then a real dog named Goldie appears on his doorstep . . . but she may be a little more real than Max expects!

About Stephanie Tolan

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Stephanie Tolan won a Newbery Honor for SURVIVING THE APPLEWHITES, which was also an ALA Notable Book and a YALSA Best Book for Young Adults. She also won the Christopher Award for LISTEN! She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Published June 1, 2011 by Arthur A. Levine Books. 162 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Naturally, Max wishes for a “real, live dog.” One hitch—King doesn’t materialize, but, several days later, Max’s mom takes in an ugly, misbehaving mutt.

Jun 01 2009 | Read Full Review of Wishworks, Inc.

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Things go awry when Max wishes for a “real, live dog,” which shakes things up for Max's family in unexpected ways.

Jun 15 2009 | Read Full Review of Wishworks, Inc.

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