Ever wondered what you would do if all your wishes came true? Well, that’s the dilemma facing Archie in the heartfelt new book by Helen Rutter. The Boy Whose Wishes Came True is published by Scholastic today.

Helen has been making everyone teary with Archie’s emotional story in this Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week, The Boy Whose Wishes Came True. Her debut, The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh, was an incredible success making its way onto the shortlist for the Costa Book Awards 2021.

Dive head-first into Archie’s secret wishes in this hilarious tale and discover what makes the top nine worthiest wishes for a young boy who has been down on his luck for too long. We know you’re just desperate to hear more about it:

A brilliantly funny wish-fulfilment story with a huge heart, from the author of one of 2021’s most loved children’s debuts, The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh.

Archie Crumb is having a tough time. Picked-on at school, picked last for any team; his home has been sad and quiet since Dad left and his luck feels like its run out.

But things start looking up when Archie bumps his head and literally sees stars: his favourite famous football player standing in front of him, granting him nine wishes.

This is INCREDIBLE! Unlimited ice cream, a whole day of eating pizza and playing on the X-Box, revenge on the bullies, becoming the star player in a televised football tournament: finally, all his dreams can come true! Will Archie wish his way to happiness? Or will he realise that magic wishes may be wonderful, but only he has the true power to change his life?

Helen Rutter lives near Sheffield and has worked as an actress for many years. In recent years, she has written and performed her own work. The idea for her first novel, The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh, came from her son Lenny who has a stammer. She wanted to write the book that he would love to read. She hopes that children will be able to relate to feeling unheard, different from the rest and unable to find their voice.

Already dubbed ‘one to watch’ by The Bookseller, we know you’ll enjoy this fabulous read so why not pick up a copy today. Congratulations on publication day, Helen!