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A white boy with a happy face. Lots of colours stream off the top of his head. There is a night time background of stars.

by Helen Rutter


Archie Crumb is having a tough time. Picked on at school, picked last for any team; his home has been sad and quiet since Dad left and his luck feels like it's run out. But things start looking up when Archie bumps his head and literally sees stars: his favourite famous football player standing in front of him, granting him nine wishes. This is INCREDIBLE! Unlimited ice cream, a whole day of eating pizza and playing on the X-Box, revenge on the bullies, becoming the star player in a televised football tournament. Finally, all his dreams can come true! Will Archie wish his way to happiness? Or will he realise that magic wishes may be wonderful, but only he has the true power to change his life? 


The author handles some serious subjects with a light, sensitive and humourous touch: Archie's  mother’s depression; his dad's neglect; bullying and the difficulties of being a young carer. Ultimately uplifting, this debut tugs at your heart while making you laugh out loud. Age 8-12, Paperback 265pp


Themes: Diverse Families   Themes: Bullying   Themes: Mental Health and Wellbeing


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