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Be Careful What You Wish For by D.L. Cocchio

Saturday, June 18, 2011
Best friends, Emily and Megan, are thrilled to find out that the amulet they bought at a Medieval Fair is supposed to make wishes come true. The magical amulet sends the girls on a fantastic journey back in time to 15th century England, where they encounter a host of unforgettable characters. Anne and her cousin, Richard, help the girls to try to uncover the truth about the amulet. Will they find the answers they need to return to their own time? Can they avoid being caught? Join the girls and their new friends in this exciting adventure back in time.

Good Reads Summary

Emily and Megan travel back in time when Emily makes a wish on an amulet she bought from a gypsy. From there, Emily and Megan make friends with local children, evade a thief, and steal from a wizard. The girls' journey home is memorable and fun. Cocchio's simple plot is skillfully written and brings Emily, Megan, Anne, and Richard to life. Younger readers, age’s eight to twelve would particularly enjoy this story.
Cocchio's novel is classroom friendly and could be read as part of a history assignment on the Middle Ages. Cocchio wrote this novel to be historically accurate. Be Careful What You Wish For contains a Medieval word reference list and an appendix of the books sources. Teachers could use this novel to add spice to their lessons and encourage creative writing.
Easy to follow and fun to read, Be Careful What You Wish For is perfect for school age children looking for an adventure.

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