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    DescriptionMags doesn't believe in making wishes. What's the point? If wishes came true, she wouldn't live in a trailer and she wouldn't have to wear ratty clothes to school. But then her sister Hannie finds an old stuffed unicorn, and suddenly Mags' luck starts to change. Mags knows the unicorn can't really be magical, but what's the harm in letting Hannie believe that it is? "Ranks with Betsy Byar's Pinballs and Cynthia Voight's Homecoming in describing families surviving as best they can under economic deprivation." — "Publishers Weekly"

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    Wish on a Unicorn
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Karen Hesse
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 108
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    ISBN 13: 9780312376116
    ISBN 10: 0312376111

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 28100
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    LC classification: PZ7.H4364 WI 2009
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Palgrave USA
    Imprint name
    Square Fish
    Publication date
    11 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Karen Hesse is the author of many books for young people, including "Out of the Dust," winner of the Newbery Medal, "Letters from Rifka," "Brooklyn Bridge," "Phoenix Rising," "Sable" and "Lavender." She has received honors including the Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award, the Christopher Award, and the MacArthur Fellowship "Genius" Award, making her only the second children's book author to receive this prestigious grant. Born in Baltimore, Hesse graduated from the University of Maryland. She and her husband Randy live in Vermont.
    Review quote
    “The dogged struggle of the family in their trailer rings true . . . and no easy solution is offered. Kids will be moved by the burdens on the oldest girl, who resents adult responsibility and yet finds the loving strength to reach beyond her years.”—"Booklist"" "“With colorful regional language and clear psychological insight, Hesse’s debut ranks with Betsy Byars’s "Pinballs" and Cynthia Voight’s "Homecoming" in describing families surviving as best they can under economic privation.”—"Publishers Weekly" “Hesse captures the spirits of a stalwart young heroine and her family.”—"School Library Journal" “A compassionate story of a poor family who are rich in solidarity and spirit.”—"Horn Book Guide"
    Back cover copy
    Mags wishes she didn't live in a beat-up trailer and have to wear old clothes to school--but she knows better than to wish for things she can't have. Then her sister Hannie finds an old stuffed unicorn in Newell's field, and unbelievable things start to happen. Mags gets the new clothes she's always wanted, and feels popular, and pretty for the first time. Although she know that the unicorn can't really be magic, Mags doesn't want to lose her new friends--even if it means telling Hannie to believe in something that can't possibly come true....