Eleven-year-old Louise Tolliver lives with her mother and her brother, Willie, in Tollivers' Hollow. Like any brother, Willie gives Louise a hard time, but the trouble really starts when Louise calls him a pig -- and he becomes one. And that's not all. Louise's father has been missing for seven years, and the locals are starting to wonder about Tollivers' Hollow. It's now up to Louise to use her wishes for good and make right all that's gone wrong. She uses her head, her heart, and a little bit of magic to bring her family back home.
Betsy Hearne is the author of several books for children, including Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs (a Child magazine Best Book of 2001), Eliza's Dog, and Listening for Leroy (a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young Children). She was formerly the editor of the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, and she now teaches literature and storytelling at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Ms. Hearne lives with her family in Urbana, Illinois.