A Wish Come True by Kolet JanssenA Wish Come True by Kolet Janssen

A Wish Come True

byKolet Janssen, Emy GeyskensIllustratorEmilie Timmermans

Picture Books | June 23, 2017

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Mark has to spend a lot of time in the hospital because of a serious illness affecting his blood. The Make-A-Wish(Reg TM) fairies agree that this brave little boy deserves a treat. Mark wishes to catch bad guys! The fairies offer him an unforgettable day at the fire department and the police station. Mark and his parents have a blast!
Kolet Janssen (1955, Hasselt, Belgium) studied Theology and was a teacher before she started writing books. She 'gathered' six children together with her husband: 3 foster children and 3 of their own. She writes picture books and contemporary texts for adults. Emy Geyskens (1982, Geel, Belgium) worked as a teacher when the movie 'Y...
Title:A Wish Come TrueFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 11.5 × 8.25 × 0.35 inPublished:June 23, 2017Publisher:ClavisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1605373354

ISBN - 13:9781605373355


Rated 5 out of 5 by from I thought this book was awesome! I thought this book was awesome. Mark is a child whose life is different than many other children but the author is able to keep the story light hearted and fun. Mark does consider wishing for things like ice cream etc. which would be the natural answer of any young child but he is able to see past his own satisfaction and wish for something that would help others. I did like how the story doesn't focus too strongly on Mark's illness and allows Mark to dream big. Many children dream of being firemen or policemen when they grow up and I think the story would be relatable and exciting for children. I saw the importance of having the Make-A-Wish information at the end; people are able to learn more about the foundation and know how to support it if they can. I wouldn't hesitate to read this book to my children. I also want to thank the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to have a free advanced reading of this book.
Date published: 2017-02-08

Editorial Reviews

- A great book to teach children how precious life can be and that wishes should be about more than material stuff. Mark embodies the values of selflessness and dedication - instead of wanting something just for himself, he wishes for something that will benefit others." - Caroline Crepu, Caroline's Bookshelf - "A beautiful book to share with those who have a loved one going through a long term illness or to spark a discussion on the topic." - Marilyn Panton, Storywraps - "A great book to read to kids, especially if there is a fund raising venture for this group in the works." - Carla Johnson-Hicks, educator - "A heartwarming and eye-opening book for slightly older children demonstrating the fantastic opportunities that the Make A Wish foundation give to sick children. Highly recommended read and definitely worth five stars for such a great foundation." - Paris Taylor, Bookworm News - "Okay, I was tearing up at this book... .Awesome." - Ryan Frankln, Illinois State Library "