Rose feels alone in a new town. Everything is different and strange. She wishes, she searches, but she’s not even sure what for. Then, from somewhere far away, someone—or something—begins a journey. And maybe, just maybe, Rose and the Wish Thing will find each other.
In an enchanting and poetic narrative with achingly beautiful illustrations, Rose and the Wish Thing celebrates the power of imagination and resilience, even when things seem too hard. It is a story that will stay with readers long after the last page is turned.
One Young Girl’s Need For Friendship And Belonging
Generates An Epic Journey In Rose and the Wish Thing
Caroline Magerl’s new children’s picture book, Rose and the Wish Thing, will surely strike a chord with children, parents and teachers alike. Moving to a new city or town, or any change for that matter, can be a daunting task and it’s not always easy to adapt. Rose’s story, coupled with beautiful illustrations, shows us that sometimes what we’re looking for is right outside our own window.
Rose is a new face in a new street…she looks out of her window, but won’t step out of her own front door. Instead, she calls for something “small and far away,” and a wish thing answers by beginning an epic journey in a tired brown box. When at last the wish thing arrives, Rose ventures out of her front door to find what was always waiting for her there…
Meet Caroline Magerl: talented author, artist, illustrator and print-maker. Magerl immigrated to Australia from Germany as a young girl and spent the majority of her childhood at sea on her parents’ yacht, sailing the east coast of Australia. This lifestyle accommodated little in the way of possessions, and so she especially treasured the East German picture books gifted to her by her Great Oma; “the two languages of imagery and words whose interplay had a profound impact on me”.
For more information, please visit www.carolinemagerl.com/childrens-books.
Rose and the Wish Thing: A Journey of Friendship
By Caroline Magerl
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Children’s Picture Book
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble
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