Noel and the Magical Wish List

Janina Kastevik

Original Title
Noel och den magiska önskelistan
Published
Hippo, Stockholm 2016
Genre
Fiction 9-12
Pages
144
Rights Sold
German
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Noel and the Magical Wish List

Janina Kastevik

Noel is 11 years old. He is the guy who doesn’t fit in, standing by himself in the schoolyard at recess checking out the others playing. He likes to collect special words like “emerald green” and “serpentine”, not even his teacher understands him. Most of everything he is longing for a friend. One day, when Noel is on the bus, an old man, out of breath and with long, grey, dirty hair, squeezes next to him. At the following stop the man is all in a hurry to get off and forgets a little piece of paper on the seat. Noel is astonished when he sees what is written on it: Noel’s wish list. He starts wishing that things were better; he wishes to meet a friend, have a new teacher, that mum would come home and that dad would stop pretending everything’s just fine between them. The wish of a new friend comes true when Silke moves in in the same building. But with every wish that comes true an unforeseen consequence follows…

A new well written children’s novel with a fine undertone – by the author of Slottet av is (The Castle of Ice)

Cover by ALMA-nominee Joanna Hellgren.

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Press voices

“Noel and the Magical Wish List is heartfelt and warm, in a very sincere and down to earth way. Difficult words are explained and the excellent portrayal makes it easy to absorb. Mio, My Son has got a worthy successor.” BTJ (Sweden's library association)

"(...) a shimmering language. The story has just the right amount of magic in it, and the the right amount of realism." Godmorgon Sverige (Sweden's most popular morning TV show)

"She wants to show that it is ok to be different." Dagens Nyheter

"Noel and the Magical Wish List is a kind of book you don´t find so often: with that lovely story, the magical twist and that wonderful message: to be different is nothing adverse! Such an important topic so extraordinary told and with that marvelous progress Noel is undergoing! It would be wonderful to be the German publisher!" The German publisher's praise