This heartwarming story by award-winning and bestselling author Monica McInerney will delight readers young and old. Marcie Gill hasn't had a great start to the Christmas holidays. Her parents aren't talking to each other and the family business - the Snorkel Bay Caravan Park - is in financial trouble. Her younger brother will only talk about his 23 goldfish and her sister is obsessed with tennis. To make matters worse her gran is in the hospital after a bad fall and won't be home for ages. But then something magical happens. Something that involves a Christmas competition, a black cat called George and a wishing stone. Marcie is about to discover that if you wish hard enough, dreams can come true. Beloved and award-winning Australian author Monica McInerney has written a delightful and entertaining first book for children.
Monica McInerney (Author) One of the stars of Australian fiction, Monica is the author of 13 internationally bestselling books for adults, including most recently The Godmothers, shortlisted for the 2021 ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year. Monica grew up in a family of seven children in the Clare Valley of South Australia and has 18 nieces and nephews who are her inspiration for many more Marcie Gill adventures to come. She and her Irish husband have been living between Australia and Ireland for thirty years. They currently live in Australia. Danny Snell (Illustrator) Danny Snell lives in Adelaide where he has worked as an illustrator for over 20 years. In that time he has illustrated over a dozen children's picture books. Working in a variety of media and with a focus on simple compositions, he brings a gentle whimsy to his book characters and settings. Danny has won a number of awards for his books including CBCA Notables, and the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books in 2014.