HORATIO’S ONE WISH
“Horatio’s One Wish is a delightful tale…in the style and genre of Charlotte’s Web,” raves The Midwest Book Review, which calls it “unforgettable,” “inspiring,” and “a must” read.
“Horatio’s One Wish stars a resourceful hedgehog and his amiable traveling companions,” and takes you on “a journey with considerable suspense.” –Publishers Weekly
“All the right elements for an epic read-aloud…Perfect for third-graders or older or to read to younger children.”—Seattle’s Child Magazine, Top 5 Summer Reads
Here’s what other readers have had to say:
“My son and I read this together and he hung on every word! Perfect for the 5th grade level.”
“The best read-aloud book I’ve shared with my five-year-old.”
“A cross between My Father’s Dragon and A Wind in the Willows.”
“As gratifying as Watership Down”
“Horatio’s One Wish is Wonderful!”
“Themes of friendship, loyalty, kindness, and courage run through this book.”
“An inspiring tale! Horatio takes you on a journey you will never forget.”
“A gripping tale. A fabulous story. Get ready to laugh, cry, and bite your nails!”
“Both kids loved it…small animals, friendship, archery & an incredible adventure! We’re hoping it’ll be a series and they’ll make a movie!”
“A great book to read to your children or grandchildren. Horatio is a gentle, wonderful, brave character who will be loved by everyone.”
“What a blessing!”
Horatio’s One Wish currently has a 4.6 Stars out of 5 rating average on Amazon (with 50 reviews). To see all the reviews on Amazon click here: http://ow.ly/lB5Ug
Blue Bog Press
Date: February 15, 2013
Title: Horatio’s One Wish
Author: Joshua Kriesberg
Publisher: Blue Bog Press; firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: http://www.HoratiosOneWish.com
ISBN: 0988696703; 978-0988696709
Details: Published January, 2013; Price: $11.95; Pages: 214
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
It’s Time for a Hedgehog Hero!
Middle-Grade Children’s Novel Horatio’s One Wish Now Available
Seattle, WA – Local Seattle, Washington author, Joshua Kriesberg, has published his middle-grade children’s novel, Horatio’s One Wish, a tale of one heroic hedgehog, two loyal hamsters, and a missing river otter.
“You never think someone you see almost every day for seven years would disappear one day and not come back. But that’s what happened to Horatio when his best friend, Rollic, went exploring downriver.” With those opening words, in this beautifully illustrated book, Horatio’s One Wish takes the reader on a journey full of magic and mystery, a world of woodland creatures and strange beasts.
“Horatio’s One Wish is wonderful!” says elementary school teacher, Maida Lerman. “Children from grade school through middle school will be captivated by the adventures of Horatio and his pals, Whisklet and Whimser. They will also be inspired by the themes of friendship, loyalty, kindness, and courage that run through this book.”
“This is an adventure full of twists and turns,” says Magdalena Bassett. “A great book to read to your children or grandchildren, or let them read themselves. Horatio is a gentle, wonderful, brave character who will be loved by everyone.”
Joshua Kriesberg lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife, Jane, and two sons, Max and Ben. Max and Ben were willing listeners to countless “make-up” stories, which eventually formed the novel Horatio’s One Wish. Kriesberg has written for most of his life. He has an affinity for animal characters in fiction. Horatio’s One Wish is his first children’s novel.
“Although I wrote the book for children,” says Kriesberg, “the story’s characters and universal themes can appeal to all ages. The story is about how a lost and lone creature, Horatio, ventures out into an unknown world and overcomes great odds to find his way home. A journey all of us can relate to.”
Horatio’s One Wish is now available on Amazon, and through Ingram and other major distributors.
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IT’S TIME FOR A HEDGEHOG HERO!
Horatio’s One Wish: A middle-grade adventure novel, perfect for 3rd grade and up or to read aloud to younger children.
This is a story that will tickle your funny-bone and touch your heart. But most of all the characters in the story endear themselves to you. What makes Horatio’s One Wish so memorable is how much you care about Horatio and his band of friends and how moved you are when you finish the book. Horatio’s One Wish is an “epic adventure,” an inspiring story of transformation that, in the end, will leave you feeling transformed as well.
You never think someone you see almost every day for seven years would disappear one day and not come back. But that’s what happened to Horatio when his best friend, Rollic, went exploring downriver.
With those opening sentences, in this beautifully illustrated book, Horatio’s One Wish takes you on a journey full of magic and mystery, into a world of woodland creatures and strange beasts. Horatio’s One Wish is a heartwarming and humorous story that shows what true friendship means.
Horatio has lived alone for as long as he can remember. His only friend is a river otter named Rollic, who visits him nearly every day. But when Rollic goes missing, Horatio know he must rescue him before it’s too late. With the help of hamster twins, Whisklet and Whimser, Horatio sets off on an adventure beyond anything he could have dreamed. Along the way, Horatio meets Leala, a champion archer from the hedgehog village—a village Horatio never knew existed. Leala opens a door to a home Horatio has yearned for all his life. Will Horatio continue on and risk his life to rescue his friend or will he follow Leala back to his long-lost home?
Cover and illustrations by James Bernardin.