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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (938 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill Brittain Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Coven Tree Series Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9780061762345
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When a strange little man comes to the Coven Tree Church Social promising he can give people exactly what they ask for, three young believers-in-magic each make a wish that comes true in the most unexpected way.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A good old-fashioned tale of witchcraft and transformation.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “An eerie delight.”

    New York Times

  • A Newbery Honor Winner

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karina | 2/15/2014

    " I liked this book better when I was younger... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 2/10/2014

    " I love "be careful what you wish for" stories. The plot is a little predictable for adults, but this was written for children, and is a five-star book for kids. Not only do the characters' wishes turn out EXACTLY as they wish, but they all end up with what they SHOULD have wished for at the end. A fun, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 2/9/2014

    " A simple, well-written little book. I loved it (and was a bit freaked out by it) when I was young, and I love it now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashlynn | 2/6/2014

    " I think this book is very GOOD! I like it, it was amazing about the fore shadowing, the word choice! Wow, I'd like to read this book over and over again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill Guccini | 2/5/2014

    " One of Kathy's favorite childhood books - the author is from North Carolina - I finally decided to read it because 1) it would make her happy and 2) kid's books are awesome. An easy read designed for younger readers, I found it thoroughly enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly&Esther Swan | 1/16/2014

    " A fun book for kids! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kandy Kalena | 1/12/2014

    " Umm . . . I thought this book was boring so don't read it unless you have to for school reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ♥κДτϊε βэαη♥ | 1/10/2014

    " it was ok. i have to admit though it was good at some parts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/8/2014

    " see my review for "dr. dredd's...". similar deal, but not quite so classic. still thoroughly enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorna | 1/6/2014

    " It had a good message about getting what we wish for. 3 1/2 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 1/1/2014

    " This was cute; Stephanie read it last year in school and wanted me to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 L3x13 | 12/31/2013

    " It was pretty good. I liked the tree one! ^-^ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 12/24/2013

    " I loved this book in elementary school. I am almost afraid to read it again for fear I won't be as transfixed by it as an adult. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ava | 12/7/2013

    " umm it was okay not what i would choose to read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 11/27/2013

    " it is like four storys in one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shana | 11/8/2013

    " I love the way the author weaves the tales together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taylor | 6/3/2013

    " Wish Giver is a very good book i read in class with all my peeps and every one loved it. Also if you like fiction books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelby Junkins | 4/22/2013

    " i like this book so far and its realy good to "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Minji K | 11/18/2012

    " A very exciting story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liza | 8/8/2012

    " Great for the kids! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe The Destroyer | 4/20/2012

    " I read this book as a kid and really enjoyed it. The characters were likable and relatable, and that helped make their situations seem very human. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 3/20/2012

    " I used this as my book report when I was in middle school and I loved this story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 12/31/2011

    " I loved reading it as a child and I liked it even more as an adult. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corinne | 12/21/2011

    " I read this book back when I was in Elementary School and found the story very fascinating. It loved how it just teaches a lesson that even if we had the ability to have magic fix our problems, it would probably just make things worse. The ability to fix our problems lies within ourselves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 7/31/2011

    " This delightful book has been in my library for years. I finally read it. Fun, fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 6/2/2011

    " I love how Bill tolled how everyones wish wasn't thought it would worked out! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Salina | 6/2/2011

    " I love how it all ends. I also like how their wishes weren't what they expected. But be careful what you wish for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taylor | 6/2/2011

    " Wish Giver is a very good book i read in class with all my peeps and every one loved it. Also if you like fiction books!
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 5/24/2011

    " DH enjoyed this book as a kid, so I thought I'd read it. It is a fun children's book; the type I would have loved in elementary school. I enjoyed it as an adult. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 5/17/2011

    " I read this book when I was young and loved it, and I've read it several times since. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 3/27/2011

    " Outstanding children's book! Well written, creepy, atmospheric, and overall entertaining! A must for young readers in middle school. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trent | 11/17/2010

    " I read this as a kid, and recently stumbled upon it again. I loved it as a kid, and it was just as good as an adult. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 11/14/2010

    " Nice, old-fashioned morality tales that all come together in the end. Enjoyed the story, though predictable outcome. Good as a read-together with elementary aged kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 11/12/2010

    " I especially love to read this one aloud to my students because of the many different voices I can use. It's a great fantasy story with some awesome morals tied in to the different character's stories throughout the book. I highly recommend it for those looking for a fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 11/5/2010

    " This book was really fun! I did not finish it, but I only had a few pages left. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 11/2/2010

    " I read this book when I was young and remember really liking it. It is a clever little book and a great book for 8 to 10 year olds. It also has a good moral: be careful what you wish for! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 9/2/2010

    " I read this book as a kid and really enjoyed it. The characters were likable and relatable, and that helped make their situations seem very human. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittney | 7/19/2010

    " I read this book in the 4th grade and I loved it. "

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About the Author
Author Bill Brittain

Bill Brittain's tales of the rural New England village of Coven Tree are well loved by children of all ages. The Wish Giver was a Newbery Honor Book; it and Devil's Donkey were both named ALA Notabled Children's Books as well as School Library Journal Best Books. Dr. Dredd's Wagon of Wonders was a 1988 Children's Editors' Choice (ALA Booklist), and Professor Popkin's Prodigious Polish was named a "Pick of the Lists" by American Bookseller.

Mr. Brittain has written many other delightful books, which have also received high acclaim. Among these are All the Money in the World, which won the 1982-1983 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award and which has been adapted for an ABC-TV Saturday Special; and The Fantastic Freshman, which was named an ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.

Bill Brittain lives with his wife, Ginny, in Asheville, North Carolina.

About the Narrator

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.