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Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs

Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs

For Ages: 8 - 12
Eleven-year-old Louise Tolliver lives with her mother and her brother, Willie, in Tollivers' Hollow. Like any brother, Willie gives Louise a hard time, but the trouble really starts when Louise calls him a pig -- and he becomes one.
And that's not all. Louise's father has been missing for seven years, and the locals are starting to wonder about Tollivers' Hollow. It's now up to Louise to use her wishes for good and make right all that's gone wrong. She uses her head, her heart, and a little bit of magic to bring her family back home.
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 144 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689863479 | 
  • September 2003 | 
  • Grades 4 - 6
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Chapter 1: The Star

"I know what you're doing," said Willie.

"No, you don't," said Louise.

"Yes, I do. You're wishing on a star."

"No, I'm not. The sun's just going down -- look, it's red as fire."

"Red as a rotten tomato," said Willie. "SPLAT goes the tomato. SQUOOSH, the sky's all mushy." Willie pulled one of his sister's pigtails.

"Stop it, Willie."

"SPLISH, here comes the first star," said Willie. "PLOP, here comes Louise. Oh, please, says Louise, I wish for a kiss." Willie pulled Louise's other pigtail, and she jerked away.

"I do not, Willie, that's disgusting. And you don't even know... see more

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