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Jinnie Wishmaker
     

Jinnie Wishmaker

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by Deanna Roy
 

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Eleven-year-old Jinnie has a dilemma--she can grant wishes, but she can't control the results.

When her magic is discovered, her school counselor tells Jinnie to join a group of fellow students with similar power problems. Maddy's touch makes people explode in anger. Grace can instantly turn anyone into a best friend.

But their loose use of magic

Overview

Eleven-year-old Jinnie has a dilemma--she can grant wishes, but she can't control the results.

When her magic is discovered, her school counselor tells Jinnie to join a group of fellow students with similar power problems. Maddy's touch makes people explode in anger. Grace can instantly turn anyone into a best friend.

But their loose use of magic attracts the attention of the Loki, a group of magic thieves and pranksters. They want to steal an open-ended wish from Jinnie, and it will take all the limited and messed-up magic that she and her friends possess to make sure their powers don't fall into the Loki's greedy hands.

Jinnie Wishmaker is the first book of the Magic Mayhem series for 9-12 year olds. It is a standalone story. The series continues with Marcus Mender.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940158353505
Publisher:
Spellbound River Press
Publication date:
04/22/2016
Series:
Magic Mahem , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
174
Sales rank:
1,172,559
File size:
225 KB

Meet the Author

Six-time USA Today bestselling author Deanna Roy mixes adventure and magic in her first series for middle grade readers.

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Jinnie Wishmaker 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a book to read on a rainy day. But remember if you read this before bed, you might stay up pretty late.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book my freind lent me ... five stars
miscjill More than 1 year ago
She is 13 and loved this book. She is anxiously awaiting the next one. Hope is comes out soon!
TangoMike More than 1 year ago
As a person "of a certain age" (qualified for senior discounts), it's obvious I don't read many books written for young people. What's not obvious (and which I would be remiss in not revealing) is that I know the author personally. Combine those two facts and it's easy to conclude that this is a fabricated review. Think that if you will, but you'd be wrong. What should a book for youngsters do? Entertain? Teach? Promote values and principles that encourage rapidly changing personalities to embrace values other than those of an increasingly narcissistic society and culture? I suggest that all of the above represent positive ingredients, and Jinnie Wishmaker has them. The story begins with a traumatic event that jeopardizes a child's most elementary need, to be grounded in a safe, secure, and loving environment. Although Jinnie's aunt and uncle are family, they serve as poor substitutes for her parents, who have gone missing in a foreign country. Think for a moment what it would be like to be Jinnie's age, lose your parents, be removed from your home, and immediately be shoved into advanced reading classes at your new school by an aunt who is clueless about your dyslexia. And with no friends, surrounded by strangers primed to ridicule any perceived inability to keep up with the crowd, suddenly you learn of a special gift that can only isolate you even more. At first, it happens accidentally. Talk about being out of control, and lost, and not knowing where you fit in your universe. A deer in trouble giving birth asks her to grant a wish, the gift of life to a fawn. Another wish results in the rescue of a duckling. Then Jinnie realizes that her exceptional power extends to people. The first time it happens is all about personal gratification, a friend's desire for ice cream. Why not? What can it hurt? Jinnie finds out quickly enough when Marcus gets violently ill after eating it. Maybe special gifts should be used only for special reasons, and the ability to alter the lives of others carries a deeper responsibility. But that's not all. Jinnie soon discovers "sisters in magic." Maddy can make people burst into anger, but fortunately for the Troubled Tweens, Grace can calm them. And while this story thread centers around the lives and activities of youngsters, Jinnie's relationship with her uncle involves far more significant issues. He is one of those land developers whose unbridled greed sees only the profit to be made while ignoring the devastation caused by their rush for the dollar. Her uncle buys an old house right across the street to level it and cut down all the beautiful trees to make room for a hideous McMansion. The blight on the land is bad enough, but the potential destruction of wildlife habitat involves Jinnie's gift when a mother bird shows Jinnie her nest of fledglings. They will never get the chance to take flight for a life of their own unless Jinnie intervenes. And so arrives the opportunity for Jinnie to use her gift in a totally unselfish way. In league with her brother Bryan, she sets out to change her uncle's attitude by chaining them both to the nesting tree. She even manages to enlist the help of her very formal and fussy aunt, who ends up climbing the tree on the morning the baby birds prepare for their first flight into a life of freedom and independence. Then her brother makes the ultimate wish: can she bring her parents home? This is a wonderful story with deep
KurtK More than 1 year ago
Jinnie Wishmaker is a book about a young girl looking for a place to belong. Her world gets turned upside down when her aunt and uncle take her and her brother Bryan in after their grandmother is no longer able to care for them. She doesn't like the attitudes of her aunt and uncle, and she runs afoul of the school bully at her new school. To top it all off, she discovers she has the power to grant wishes that don't seem to go as planned, causing all sorts of problems. When bad goes to worse, however, Jinnie learns that friends and family are powerful magic in their own right. This is a cute and quick reading book, perfect for middle schoolers who like a little magic mixed in with the mundane. While it doesn't have the high magic of a Harry Potter book, it's still a good read about learning to fit in and finding love in places you may have overlooked at first. The characters are unique and quirky, and the book has plenty of humor. It's definitely worth checking out, my daughter really enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so good all of you should read this book it is about this girl jinnie and she goes to live her aunt and uncle and she gets these powers so she can heal animals and she is bullied in school by a girl named brucilla this book is really good you all should read this book this book it is so freakin awesome have fun reading this book -B
VBartles More than 1 year ago
Tons of magical fun!! When Jinnie's parents go missing and her grandmother gets hurt, she and her brother are forced to go live with their rich and snooty aunt and uncle. She discovers that she can grant wishes, but can't control the results. The school counselor tells Jinnie to join the Troubled Tweens, a group of kids with similar power problems. But their loose use of magic attracts the attention of the Loki, a group of magic thieves and pranksters, who want to steal an open-ended wish from Jinnie. I really enjoyed this book. It's a super-cute, read-in-an-afternoon kind of story full of magic, family and friendship. Although the magical elements are strong, the story is so much more than just another "I just discovered that I have magical powers" book. Jinnie is dealing with some real issues - more than the development of her powers. She's dealing with family issues, a new school, and new friends. Even without the fun, magical elements, this would be a great story. I especially loved the relationship between Jinnie and her brother, Bryan, and the way they work so well together. Even though Bryan isn't magical, and isn't part of the Troubled Tweens group, Jinnie and her friends need his help to win the fight against the Loki.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS This starts out with Jinnie and her brother Bryan are going to runaway from their Grandmas home. Their parents are missing in South America. Their Uncle and Aunt want them to come live with them in their big house. They want to find their parents but know they cant do that. They are got and their Grandma takes away their shoes. Jinnie and Bryan are kind of out of their element. So are their aunt and Uncle. They want to be good for jinnie and Bryan. Bryan is smart and makes lots of gadgets that work sort of Like James Bond' Q. Jinnie starts to notice that she is understanding animals wishes. She gets into a fight and has to try Troubled Teems group and finds out they all have talents. The world for them is really starts to change. It is a fun, quick read. Where the children are the ones trying to figure out the problems and the answers to the problems. The next book Marcus Mender sounds good to. It is a series that all ages could read and enjoy. Be careful what you wish for the way you receive your wish might not be the answer you want. It has some good life lessons in it too. I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it when finished by NetGalley and Casey Shay Press. 06/01/2012 PUB Casey Shay Press ISBN 9781938150043 196 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i like it and all but i think its a little bit freaky!
IngaKS More than 1 year ago
My review: Jinnie Wishmaker by D.D. Roy was a wonderful and warm book! It was well-written, filled with magic and awesome characters! Regarding the plot: 11-years old Jinnie is a girl with special skills, she can grant wishes. She joins the Troubled Tweens which is a group of kids who all have special abilities. Troubled Tweens faces a challenge in a form of devious Loki, who would like to possess the magic Jinnie and her friends can perform. I loved this story! I think author did a wonderful job with capturing the age of the kids! It was humorous, filled with magic and it was on spot for the kids of 9-11 years of age. It touched the fight between the good and the evil and Jinnie's story was a very good start for the series! Jinnie is awesome character who takes the challenges quite easily. She has no problems with her ability and that helps her to fight Loki. I really enjoyed her. I also liked the fact that she can grant wishes, but she has no control over if the result of her magic will be desired. Be careful what you wish for! Definitely a very good book for kids!
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