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Wishes and Wellingtons

Julie Berry, Chloe Bristol (Illustrator)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/7/2021)
MP3 CD (6/4/2019)


From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Julie Berry comes a brand new middle-grade fantasy adventure full of friendship, magic, and mischief.

Be careful what you wish for ...

Maeve Merritt chafes at the rigid rules at her London boarding school for "Upright Young Ladies." When punishment forces her to sort through the trash, she finds a sardine tin that houses a foul-tempered djinni with no intention of submitting to a schoolgirl as his master.

Soon an orphan boy from the charitable home next door, a mysterious tall man in ginger whiskers, a disgruntled school worker, and a take-no-prisoners business tycoon are in hot pursuit of Maeve and her magical discovery. It'll take all of her quick thinking and sass to set matters right. Maeve Merritt is one feisty heroine you won't soon forget.

First published as an Audible Original in 2018

The perfect book for:

  • Ages 8-11
  • Young fantasy readers
  • Empowering young girls

Praise For Wishes and Wellingtons

"It will ensorcell and entertain any who enjoy a feisty protagonist or the conceit of a wish-granting djinni...Berry mixes classic storytelling with modern feminism, as Maeve forges genuine friendships, outsmarts a powerful foe, and matures without losing her edge." — Booklist

"Small details weave together to create an engaging tapestry that becomes more complex and compelling with every page turn.A nostalgic Dickens and Nesbit mashup.

" — Kirkus Reviews

"The time-tested premise of three magic wishes foolishly squandered meets a djinni right out of the Thousand and One Nights and a pastiche

late–Victorian London setting in this lively boarding school romp/fantasy/mystery/adventure... " — Horn Book

"This novel spotlights friendship and an athletic, unconventional heroine...Readers looking for a fantastical romp through Victorian England will be entertained." — School Library Journal

"[This] globe-spanning romp balances tongue-in-cheek humor with a heartfelt focus on found family and friendship as the newly minted trio face impossible odds, both mundane and supernatural...Maeve’s drive to eschew marriage and propriety in favor of independence conveys a message of female empowerment." — Publishers Weekly

"For history buffs and budding fantasy fans with enough twists and turns to keep readers on their toes." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Sourcebooks Young Readers, 9781728223254, 384pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2020

About the Author

Julie Berry has written many acclaimed novels for children and young adults, including the New York Times Bestselling and award-winning Lovely War, Printz Honor winner The Passion of Dolssa, the Carnegie and Edgar shortlisted All the Truth That’s in Me, the Odyssey Honor winner The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place, and others. She holds degrees from Rensselaer and Vermont College. She lives in upstate New York, where she owns an independent bookstore called Author’s Note.