The Wishing Ring
The Adventures of Cory and Ali
Genre: Tween Fantasy
Editor: Natisha LaPierre
Line editor: Gloria Oren
Cover Designer: Kaytalin Platt
The King’s castle stands alone atop Grand Ur Mountain, but even that does not match the solitude surrounding Princess Ali. With a carrot-shaped nose, she trudges through her princess duties with the most unfortunate face. With her pet greybar (a creature with the head of a greyhound, body of a polar bear, and wings of an eagle) as her only friend, Ali dreams of becoming a beautiful princess.
When Cory, a ninja-in-training, drops through the royal chimney, he does not intend to enlist the help of anyone, much less a girl, but she holds the key to the Creator’s map. The ancient map marks the secret hiding place of the magic Wishing Ring, a ring grants the wearer one wish.
Cory’s mysterious need for the ring and Ali’s dream of a beauty send the pair to a forgotten land. Only the war ravaged clan of Odana can translate the map’s key. But even if they manage to find a translator, the question remains—can they beat the Ogre who guards the ring?
This isn't only a book with strong characters and a delightful adventure, but it's also a story of hope and of discovering what's really important. In a time when it's often difficult to find books of any genre we feel comfortable with our children reading, I found "The Wishing Ring" to be a refreshing addition to our family library. Amazon reader review
"What a cute story! I read it in one sitting. This is a middle grade fantasy story that reads like a classic fairy tale with adventure, friendship, a quest, and a happily-ever-after. Though the ending may surprise some young readers, it's well worth it." Reader review
"Finally, a book for tweens that deals with the subject of beauty in a positive way." Reader review
About the Author:
Married for over 20 years, Shellie and her husband have four wonderful kiddos and two goofy greyhounds. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin—Madison, she went on to acquire an early childhood education certificate. Shellie also served in youth, children’s, special needs and family ministries for over twenty-two years.
Now she enjoys teaching her teens how to drive and chauffeuring her preteens across the Wisconsin countryside. And once in a while, she loves to read big people books (you know the kind without pictures).
Shellie writes because it keeps her away from her husband’s power tools and because every now and then, she doesn’t have the choice, it just takes over. Her best inspiration comes from the occasional walk along a country road with her greyhounds.