The old village well is just a curiosity - something to attract tourists intrigued by stories of lost treasure, or visitors just making a wish. Unless something alien and terrifying could be lurking inside the well. Something utterly monstrous that causes nothing but death and destruction. But who knows the real truth about the well? Who wishes to unleash the hideous force it contains? What terrible consequences will follow the search for a legendary treasure hidden at the bottom?
When a strapping young Jack MacBride arrives in Finch to wrap up his late uncle's affairs, heads turn in the sleepy English village. But when Lori volunteers to help Jack clear out his uncle's overgrown garden, they discover something even more shocking than a stranger turning up in Finch. After Lori laughingly tosses a coin into the garden's old well and makes a wish, she is baffled to find that the wish seems to have come true. Word spreads, and the villagers turn out in droves to make wishes of their own. But as they soon learn, one person's wish is another person's worst nightmare.
Under the Wishing Well is about a house cat's first time outside on her own. Her name is Dewster, and her short adventure to the outdoors causes quite a stir with her friends, Baxter the dog and Chippy the chipmunk. Dewster, her friends, and the children who listen to this story learn a valuable lesson along the way, plus the true meaning of friendship. After Dewster is accidentally locked outside, she finds shelter through a secret tunnel that leads into Chippy's house, which is built under the wishing well.