The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride

Book Cover

FAMILY

1980s & '90s

Joe Siple

Logline

A one hundred year-old man looking for a reason to live meets a ten year-old boy with a terminal heart defect and a list of five wishes.

Genre

Family

Target Audiences

Age: 55+

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Chicago, Wrigley Field, Children's Hospital

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

On 100 year-old Murray McBride's "last day," he meets Jason Cashman, a 10 year-old with a terminal heart condition and a list of five things he wants to do before he dies. Together, they set out to check off as many wishes as they can in the limited time each has left.

Ending Description

Jason's girl-next-door, Tiegan, joins them in their adventures. While attaining his third wish of hitting a home run in a major league baseball stadium, Jason collapses. His condition--at that of Murray--deteriorates rapidly. In the end, Tiegan dies in an accident, and Jason receives her heart.

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Twist, Coming of Age, Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Quest

Main Character Details

Name: Murray McBride

Age: 100

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Honorable, Lone Wolf, Selfless, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Jason Cashman

Age: 10

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Engaging, Funny, Underdog, Adventurous, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Tiegan

Age: 10

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous, Charming, Confident, Empathetic, Gracious, Modest

Additional Character Details

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Logline

A one hundred year-old man looking for a reason to live meets a ten year-old boy with a terminal heart defect and a list of five wishes.

Short Summary

On 100 year-old Murray McBride's "last day," he meets Jason Cashman, a 10 year-old with a terminal heart condition and a list of five things he wants to do before he dies. Together, they set out to check off as many wishes as they can in the limited time each has left.


Jason's girl-next-door, Tiegan, joins them in their adventures. While attaining his third wish of hitting a home run in a major league baseball stadium, Jason collapses. His condition--at that of Murray--deteriorates rapidly. In the end, Tiegan dies in an accident, and Jason receives her heart.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Quest,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Murray McBride

Age: 100

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Honorable, Lone Wolf, Selfless, Strong Moral Code

Character 1

Name: Jason Cashman

Age: 10

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Engaging, Funny, Underdog, Adventurous, Aspiring

Character 2

Name: Tiegan

Age: 10

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous, Charming, Confident, Empathetic, Gracious, Modest

Supplemental Materials

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