Wishes Come in Threes


At the start of the summer, Phyll longs for three things: less knobbly knees; a dog of her own; the cloud of depression that lingers over her mum to blow away in the Cornish sea breeze now that they’ve moved. But wishing is easy. It’s magic that’s in short supply, or so Phyll thinks until she meets the mysterious Mr Djinn at the old folks’ home. Mr Djinn is a firm believer in the power of wishing for the right things. He would be, since he claims to be a genie. Genie or not, Phyll is just pleased to have someone other than her journal with whom to share her thoughts and feelings. And she has a lot of those, what with Hilda the bully at summer camp, a stranger on the beach who seems very interested in other people’s dogs and waiting, hoping, for her mum’s sadness to lift. But as Phyll is about to learn, wishing hard enough, wishing well enough can bring its own magic.

ISBN: 9781529500882 Author: Jones, Andy Publisher: Walker Books Ltd Publication Date: 21st July 2022 Imprint: Walker Books Ltd Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 269 Language: English Edition: Paperback original Readership: Children - juvenile / Code: J Category: Subject:

A heartwarming, tenderly witty debut about belief – in friendship, in yourself and, maybe, in just a little magic.

“I don’t know exactly how wishes work. But I knew a man that did.”
Phyll is having a difficult summer. Her family has moved to the seaside, but it’s a long way from perfect. Her mum is sick, she has an enemy called Hilda, and someone is stealing dogs. Then Phyll meets Mr Djinn – a wise old man who insist s he’s a genie. It’s a tough claim to believe, until Phyll starts wishing for change?