Wendy Quill Tries to Grow a Pet by Wendy Meddour

Wendy Quill Tries to Grow a Pet

Written by Wendy Meddour
Illustrated by Mina May

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Wendy Quill is back for a third suitably entertaining adventure. This time Wendy’s predicament will be familiar to many: she is desperate to have a new pet. For Wendy it is especially important as she wants to be a vet. Will Wendy be able to persuade her mother? And, will she ever be able to grow her own pet? Mina May’s hilarious illustrations capture the story perfectly.


Wendy Quill Tries to Grow a Pet by Wendy Meddour

When I grow up I want to be a vet but mum doesn't like things that poo in the house which means I'll never be allowed another pet. Not even one. Tiny. Small. Pet. It is true that I have Bathilda Brown, my beautiful, invisible, dribbly dog. But if I'm ever going to be a PROPER, PROFESSIONAL VET, I'm going to need lots of animals that I can actually see. My name is Wendy Quill and this is the story of how I tried to grow a pet!

More adventures with Wendy Quill, perfect for those children making the move from picture book style to full novel. Lively and funny, there are hilarious illustrations throughout, all done by the author's 12 year old daughter.


'This is a funny, quirky story which is delightfully illustrated by Wendy's 12-year-old daughter Mina.'

's Books: Summer 2014 'This well-told, fun and quirky story is full of appeal for younger readers, with well-drawn and credible characters.'

'Perfect for transitional readers'

About the Author

Wendy Meddour

Wendy spent many years teaching English at Oxford University before taking a break from academia to concentrate on her writing.

Wendy has previously written and illustrated two books: The Black Cat Detectives and A Hen in the Wardrobe, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Branford Boase Award. It also won the Islamic Foundation’s International Writing Competition and the John C Lawrence Award 2010 - a national award given to a writer whose work is considered to improve relations between races.

She finds that with a farm in North Africa, a ‘wobbly old house’ in Wiltshire where she writes and paints, her four young children and a Berber husband, she’s never short on inspiration. She is also the author of the bestselling Wendy Quill books.

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192 pages


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Publication date

6th March 2014




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