Well-Wishers (Tales of Magic)
In a small, suburban countryside community, six friends make a world of difference to their town with the help of a wishing well. Although the story involves all of the friends together, each kid writes the account of the adventures individually, highlighting their particular adventure and wish. To a casual observer it might seem that the good turns done in town are not truly magic at all. But surely you will agree that it takes a bit of magic to turn an enemy into a friend or a sad orphan into a happy, beloved child once again. In fact, that kind of magic might be more powerful than the kind that summons genies or transports a person to alternate worlds. The children certainly think so as they discover not only how to put wrongs to right in their town but also in their own lives.
The wishing well is all used up, its magic drained, its enchantment gone dry. Or has it? In a reckless moment, Gordy threatens the old well, telling it to get going with its magic orelse!and suddenly he and his friends are plunged into just the sort of adventures they'd longed for. But is itreallythe well's magic that transforms troublemaker Dicky LeBaron from ne'er-do-well to hero? Or keeps Appledore's orchard in bloom? Or sends James on a daring rescue of a damsel in distress? Does it matter? Sometimes the best kind of magic is the kind that isn't so magical at all . . .
This one will delight.--Christian Science Monitor
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