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A Wish in the Dark (Large Print / Library Binding)

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Staff Reviews

"Christina Soontornvat's fresh new world swallowed me whole! A Wish in the Dark is a beautifully told story of light and dark, justice, and loyalty. Even though Soontornvat's world isn't 'real', it's deeply rooted in our complex reality. Thrilling, action-packed, heartfelt, and undeniably funny, this book has a little bit of everything for everyone."

— Eugenia

"In this resonant Thai-inspired reimagining of Les Miserables, readers find perfectly ripe mangoes falling from trees, wondrous orbs that illuminate the night, a monk who dispenses wisdom with blessings, a high-born girl determined to prove her worth, a tyrant whose luminous magic sows division and despair, and a prison-born orphan searching for freedom amidst it all. Magic and philosophy mingle in this thrilling tale of friendship and courage that exposes the difference between wisdom and power and explores what it means to bring light to the darkness."

— Meghan

Spring 2020 Kids Indie Next List

“In a world where light is a commodity, Pong has grown up seeking a way out of the darkness. A desperate escape from the prison where he was born leads him to a life on the run, and he will need the help of old friends, new enemies, a generous monk, and all the inner strength he can muster to find his way home. This incandescent novel will fulfill the wishes of many a middle-grade reader seeking something new and wonderful.”
— Melissa Posten, The Novel Neighbor, Webster Groves, MO

Product Details
ISBN: 9781432888268
ISBN-10: 1432888269
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Striving Reader
Publication Date: September 1st, 2021
Pages: 424
Language: English