The Wishkeeper's Apprentice

Illustrator: Rachel Sanson

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Walker Books

Age 7+

Fantasy & Magical Realism Classic Fiction Adventure Stories

A beautifully illustrated and magical classic about the power of wishes for readers aged 7+

"A story full of wishes and a big dollop of magic." Hannah Gold, author of The Last Bear

"Ideal for newly confident readers." The Telegraph

“I’m often asked to recommend books for young Harry Potter fans and this sweet, funny fantasy adventure with age-appropriate peril is perfect.” Irish Independent

Wanted! A wishkeeper's apprentice.

When Felix makes a very special wish, he doesn't expect to be offered a job as an apprentice to wishkeeper Rupus Beewinkle. Now Felix must save the town's wishes from the wishsnatcher, who wants to destroy hopes and dreams everywhere.

Beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Rachel Sanson.


“Full of wonder and magic.” Abi Elphinstone

"Charming and magical, with shades of E Nesbit." Editor's Choice, The Bookseller

"An enchanting story - with fun twists and turns - that is sure to warm your heart." Aisha Bushby

"A fun and original adventure with a zing of magic." L.D. Lapinski

"Supremely charming." Carlie Sorosiak

"Imaginative, heart-warming... A magical tale." A.F. Steadman

“Plenty of dialogue and chapter imagery to keep newly independent readers encouraged.” – Irish Examiner


Rachel Chivers Khoo was born in Belfast and spent most of her childhood sheltering in her local library from the endless Northern Irish rain. She studied English literature at Oxford before working in book publishing. Rachel now lives in London and writes stories in her tiny loft study. The Wishkeeper's Apprentice is her debut novel. You can say hello to Rachel online (Twitter: @Rach_Khoo; Instagram: @RachelChiversKhoo).

Rachel Sanson is originally from a tiny town in the North of England, and she graduated from the University of Lincoln with a degree in illustration after 3 years in a little studio perched on the top of a very steep hill. She has illustrated a number of books for children, including A Sea Otter to the Rescue, which received the Gold Standard Selection Award from the Junior Library Guild.


A heart-warming story full of wonder and magic. It is brilliantly imaginative and utterly charming.

Abi Elphinstone

A fun and original adventure with a zing of magic all the way through. A wondrous story.

L.D. Lapinski

Supremely charming. I would’ve wished for this book as a kid!

Carlie Sorosiak

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