Illustrations and short passages portray thirty-three individual men, women, and children whose wishes range from simply wanting never to blush to imagined feats of heroism.
Osvaldo was a snail who had lived his whole life in the shadows of the darkest jungle. Perhaps that was why he had such a strong desire to visit the world of light. Together with his companion– Juanit, the ladybug– Osvaldo sets out to find the world of light.
Eager to have a star of his own, a boy devises imaginative ways of catching one.
When thirteen-year-old Pia is sent to Hawaii’s leprosy settlement on Molokai Island in the 1860s, he chooses anger and self-reliance as his means of survival, but the faithful example of other villagers and one remarkable priest threaten to destroy his desire for revenge.
Featured in Volume I, Issue 3 of WOW Review.