THE WISHING WELL
Another Weaver Tale
Chapbooks for Tweens
Author: Kai Strand
Hardcover ISBN: 9781616333010: 1616333014
Softcover ISBN: 978616333027: 1616333022
eBook ISBN: 9781616333034: 1616333030
Molly Minstrel is treated worse than Cinderella by her mom and
sisters. When Molly meets the magical creature, Unwanted, she wishes her
problems away. However, you must first understand what you need before
knowing what to ask for. Molly will have to look within for the solution
to her troubles.
The Wishing Well
A girl’s work is never done
Molly swept the pile of dust, crumbs, and dead flies onto the
dustpan. She dropped the contents into the wastebasket. A cloud
of dust tickled her nose, making her sneeze.
“Will you claim to be allergic to cleaning now?” Gert asked.
Molly jumped at the sound of her mother’s voice. “You scared
me. I didn’t know you were there.”
“When you finish in here, be sure to go over the living room
again. I can see footprints in the dust where the sun hits the floor.
Sometimes I’m certain you are completely useless.” Gert studied
her with a curled lip.
Molly nodded and busied herself, sweeping the already swept
floor, hoping her mother didn’t notice the tears that filled her eyes. Molly’s sisters, Hannah and Eva bustled into the room.
Hannah knocked into Molly when she passed but didn’t bother to
apologize. She never did.
“Gert, have you talked to Molly about the ironing?” Hannah
Molly hated that her sisters called their mother by her given
name. A nickname at that! Mom didn’t mind. She seemed to think
it indicated that the three of them were chums.
“I did it!” Molly protested.
“But you did it poorly!” Hannah scolded. “You might not
mind looking like a street urchin, but Eva and I have our reputations to
uphold.” As was the way in the town of The Tales, Hannah launched into a
story to underline her point:
“Girls, pretty, feminine, flashy.
Attract boys, handsome, masculine, rugged.
Girls marry boys with the most money.
Boys marry girls with the most beauty.”
Molly rolled her eyes and turned her back to her family. That
was all they ever thought about. Who would Eva marry? Who
would Hannah marry? How could Mom make the best match for
Meanwhile, Molly stayed home to keep house like some
twisted version of Cinderella.
“Your time will come, Molly,” Gert said, as if this news would
ease Molly’s worries. “But you still have some time before we have
to worry about finding you a match.”
Molly spun around and stared at her mom with wide eyes. “A
match? I’m eleven!”
“Exactly. We won’t have to start for a couple years yet. I’ve
been keeping my eye on that Philip Confab though.” Mom
squinted like she was studying him right there in the kitchen.
(Chapter 1 continues)
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A Weaver Tale
THE WISHING WELL Another Weaver Tale
type story is
entertaining, but also has important life lessons. Kids will easily
relate to the feelings of the children and the problems Molly
faces. They’ll see that others’ life experiences shape the way they
behave, but also see they can be helped to change for the good. The
values of kindness, generosity, helping, and problem-solving are
woven throughout the book along with the characters’ “word
weavings.” I look forward to reading all of the books in this
charming series. K.C. Snider’s cover art is lovely and puts you
right in The Tales. You want to visit and you want to see more
illustrations of life in this special place. Thank you, Kai Strand,
for a perfectly delightful tale." Penelope Anne Cole
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