Author, Helen Rutter, Illustrated by Andrew Bannecker, Cover Designer Liam Drane


THE BOY WHOSE WISHES CAME TRUE is about a boy called Archie Crumb who discovers a way to make his wishes come true after a surprise meeting with his favourite footballer. Described as “wise, suspenseful, witty” by the Sunday Times this is a beautifully constructed magical story of wish-fulfillment that deftly explores themes of neglect, the reality of being a young carer, bullying and family. It is the second book by bestselling author Helen Rutter, the author of award-winning THE BOY WHOSE WISHES CAME TRUE.



What the Shortlist Committee Say...

"A colourful and unique looking cover. The feeling of optimism and hope is evident in the bright and clever design. Simple but striking!"