Joplin, Wishing

Joplin, Wishing

Book - 2017
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When Joplin finds an antique platter with a beautiful Dutch scene, she idly wishes for the girl painted on the platter to be her friend and the next day Joplin finds the girl in the garden, longing to go back to her seventeenth-century home.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, c2017
ISBN: 9780062423702
Branch Call Number: J STA
Characteristics: 255 pages : colour illustrations


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Feb 02, 2019

The cover on this edition is so well done! I grew up in a Dutch-American community and there was delft everywhere. My favorite pottery will always be delft so I was immediately drawn into the story about the broken plate and the girl who can grant wishes. Joplin chooses the pieces of the plate and the tin containing them from her dead grandfather's home. When she returns home her mother's friend helps her get the plate repaired and Joplin makes her first wish. As she realizes the magic of the plate, Jopin is caught up in a mystery that intersects with her mother's past in ways no one realizes at first. A middle grade novel with themes including death, friendship, perspective and more. The ending is worth the price of admission. You may need to get our your tissues.

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