Hilary Mckay - The Birthday Wish - Hachette Children's Group

The Birthday Wish

By Hilary Mckay

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Pudding Bag school is an ordinary kind of a school. But this year class 4b has the rather magical and mysterious Miss Gilhoolie teaching them and suddenly school isn't as boring as it used to be...

Simon has been dreading going back to school after the summer holidays. Not even his birthday can cheer him up. Ever since his parents disappeared when he was six weeks old he has been making birthday wishes. Now, with a new teacher taking over class 4b perhaps school will be a bit more fun. And perhaps one of his wishes might even come true...

Biographical Notes

Hilary McKay won the Guardian Children's Award with her first novel, The Exiles. Her subsequent work has achieved similar recognition - The Exiles at Home won the Smarties Prize and Saffy's Angel won the Whitbread. A graduate of Botany and Zoology from St Andrews University, Hilary now writes full-time. She lives in Derbyshire with her husband and two children.

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  • ISBN: 9780340970171
  • Publication date: 16 Oct 2008
  • Page count: 176
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
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