Publication date: April 2015
World Rights. Rights sold: Audio UK, Canada, Germany, Korea, The Netherlands, Turkey, USA
Eleven-year-old Sam has a problem. Well, quite a few problems. So when he sees a shooting star, he naturally wishes on it – for a million wishes. Of course, he doesn’t expect the wish to come true, but somehow it does.
Sam has fun experimenting with wishes – he can change anything he wants. But then he discovers that changing stuff has consequences he hadn’t anticipated. And what’s the point of doing anything, if you can just wish for it and make it happen?
People often talk about having butterflies in their stomachs. Butterflies? With me it was . . . bees! Bats! Birds! Lobsters, snapping their claws!
It was a bright morning in early September and I was all kitted out in my brand-new school uniform: dark-grey trousers and