Cover image for The wishing wings / Jennifer Castle ; illustrated by Tracy Bishop.
The wishing wings / Jennifer Castle ; illustrated by Tracy Bishop.
Publication Information:
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.

Physical Description:
113 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Just after sisters Addie and Clara move to the country, they discover magical butterflies called Wishing Wings that need their help to lift a dark enchantment
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CAS Paperback Junior 'I Can Read'
CAS Paperback Junior 'I Can Read'
CAS Paperback Junior 'I Can Read'

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Sisters Addie and Clara have just moved to a new house in the country, where they discover that their backyard is a gateway to the enchanted realm of magical butterflies called Wishing Wings. These special butterflies have the power to make wishes come true!

When a group of just-emerged butterflies--New Blooms--are in danger of losing their magic, Addie and Clara must team up with a pair of butterfly princesses to save them, making new friends and helping others along the way.

Perfect for fans of Rainbow Magic and Princess Ponies, this magical chapter book series is a wish come true!

Author Notes

Jennifer Castle is the author of the Butterfly Wishes series and many other books for children and teens, including Famous Friends and Together at Midnight . She lives in New York's Hudson Valley with her husband, two daughters, and two striped cats, at the edge of a deep wood that is most definitely filled with magic-she just hasn't found it yet.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Readers are brought into a world of magical butterflies in this opening title in the Butterfly Wishes series. Not long after Addie and her family move from the city to Brook Forest, she chases her pet dog into the forest out back where she meets a talking butterfly named Sky Dance, who informs her that she's actually a magical Wishing Wing. "Have you ever felt really strong, like you can do anything you put your mind to?" Sky Dance asks Addie. "That's because of us!" After getting a crash course in the ins and outs of the butterflies' magic, Addie helps them figure out how to deal with an enchantment that has been cast on some of the newly hatched butterflies. It's a brisk and breezy magical adventure with an empowering message. Simultaneously available: Tiger Streak's Tale. Ages 7-10. Author's agent: Jamie Weiss Chilton, Andrea Brown Literary. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Horn Book Review

Sisters Addie and Clara discover Wishing Wings, butterflies that talk and grant wishes, in their new yard in the country. Vibrant descriptions of the Wishing Wings' grove provide a colorful backdrop as the sisters learn to help the magical butterflies--and each other. Grayscale illustrations portray the sisters' emotions and the magic of this backyard world. An approachable first fantasy series for newly independent readers. [Review covers these Butterfly Wishes titles: Tiger Streak's Tale and The Wishing Wings.] (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.