The Seventh Wish

The Seventh Wish


  • Age Range: 9 – 13 years
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens (June 7, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1619633760
  • ISBN-13: 978-1619633766

With the same warmth and fun that readers loved in All the Answers, Kate Messner weaves fantasy into the ordinary, giving every reader the opportunity to experience a little magic.

When Charlie Brennan goes ice fishing on her town’s cold winter lake, she’s hoping the perch she reels in will help pay for a fancy Irish dancing solo dress. But when Charlie’s first catch of the day offers her a wish in exchange for its freedom, her world turns upside down.

Charlie catches the fish again and again, but each time, her wishes go terribly and hilariously wrong. Just when things are finally starting to turn around, a family crisis with her older sister forces Charlie to accept the fact that some of the toughest challenges in life can’t be fixed by wishing.

Activities and Extras

Watch the wonderful The Seventh Wish Trailer from the Highland Township Public Library.

“An empathetic, beautiful, magical fiercely necessary book that stares unflinchingly at the the very real challenges contemporary kids face and gently assures them they are not alone. Kate Messner gives her readers a story to cherish.”

~Anne Ursu, author of THE REAL BOY and BREADCRUMBS