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The Big Wish by Brandon Robshaw

Published by Chicken House

‘When Sam gets not one but a million wishes, he thinks he can change the world…but he must be careful what he wishes for, because things don’t always go as planned!’

Having published over twenty children’s novels, The Big Wish, is Brandon Robshaw’s latest addition to his vast catalogue. The story centres itself on an unknowingly brave young boy that feels he and his family are down on their luck. What can any young boy do in his position? Wish upon a shooting star of course, something most of us have surely done, but magically in Sam’s case, his wish comes true. What’s his wish? Being a quick thinker, he believes a million wishes should do it, logically this is the best wish…or is it?

Eleven year old Sam and his faithful, but awkward friend Evan, soon realise that with each wish comes great adventure, but after a few mishaps, realise the true nature of such a heavy responsibility. A careless wish could easily lead to dire consequences for all involved, even world peace has its drawbacks. Talking meteors, seeing the world as giants, or feeling light as a feather, are just a few things a boy could wish to be real, at least to fill up his afternoon schedule anyway. What would you do with a lifetime of wishes? Sam is sure to give you some great ideas.


The Big Wish is a funny, fanciful, and thought provoking story, with a great underlying moral of ‘every action has a reaction’. Aimed at children for eight years and up, I feel this book is perfect for the young inquisitive mind to learn about consequences, both good and bad.

Reviewed by R.E.C. Pearson
CKT Book Reviewer

Author: Brandon Robshaw
Title: The Big Wish
Publisher: Chicken House
ISBN: 9781908435897
Published: July 2015
Age: 6+


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