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THE WELL-WISHERS by N.M. Bodecker Kirkus Star


illustrated by N.M. Bodecker & by Edward Eager

Pub Date: March 1st, 1960
ISBN: 0152020721
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace

Once again the powers of the well which figured so prominently in Magic Or Not assert themselves for the six Connecticut children in their altruistic enterprises. As a result of their wishes, a lonely rich boy receives recognition, an emotionally disturbed orphan finds a home, a prima-donna and a disgruntled farmer join forces, two enemies become fast friends, a Negro family is gently absorbed into the reluctant community, and a young man is introduced to romance. Well written, this is a kindly blend of magic and possibility with each character emerging as a full and interesting individual. Close to the genre of Peter Pan and other English children's books, this should find enthusiastic readers for many more than one season.