The Very Unfortunate Wish of Melony Yoshimura

by Waka T. Brown

On Sale: 07/18/2023

The Very Unfortunate Wish of Melony Yoshimura

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The Very Unfortunate Wish of Melony Yoshimura

by Waka T. Brown

On Sale: 07/18/2023

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About the Book

In this magical and chilling Coraline-esque retelling of the Japanese folktale “The Melon Princess and the Amanjaku," one girl must save herself—and her loved ones—from a deceitful demon she befriended.

Melony Yoshimura’s parents have always been overprotective. They say it’s because a demonic spirit called the Amanjaku once preyed upon kids back in Japan, but Melony suspects it’s just a cautionary tale to keep her in line. So on her twelfth birthday, Melony takes a chance and wishes for the freedom and adventure her parents seem determined to keep her from.

As if conjured by her wish, the Amanjaku appears. At first, Melony is wary. If this creature is real, are the stories about its destructive ways also real? In no time, however, the Amanjaku woos Melony with its ability to shape-shift, grant wishes, and understand her desire for independence. But what Melony doesn’t realize is that the Amanjaku’s friendship has sinister consequences, and she quickly finds every aspect of her life controlled by the demon’s trickery—including herself.

Melony is determined to set things right, but will she be able to before the Amanjaku turns her life, her family, and her community upside down?

Critical Praise

"A satisfyingly scary story about pushing boundaries." — Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063230767
  • ISBN 10: 0063230763
  • Imprint: Quill Tree Books
  • On Sale: 07/18/2023
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / Asian
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • BISAC6 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Peer Pressure
  • BISAC7 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Strangers

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