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Wendy Meddour - Author

About the Author

 

Wendy Meddour is the author and illustrator of A Hen in the Wardrobe and The Black Cat Detectives in the Cinnamon Grove series for Frances Lincoln. The series has been critically acclaimed, and A Hen in the Wardrobe won the John C Laurence Award for writing that improves relations between races. It was also shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award for an outstanding first novel. She is also the author of the bestselling Wendy Quill books and writes and paints from her home in Wiltshire.

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Lubna and Pebble

Lubna and Pebble

Author: Wendy Meddour Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

In an unforgettable story that subtly addresses the refugee crisis, a young girl must decide if friendship means giving up the one item that gives her comfort during a time of utter uncertainty. Lubna's best friend is a pebble. She found it on the beach when they arrived in the night, then she fell asleep in Daddy's salty arms. Lubna tells Pebble everything. About home. About her brothers. About the war. Pebble always listens to her stories and smiles when she feels afraid. But when a lost little boy arrives in the World of Tents, Lubna understands that he needs Pebble even more than she does . . .

Tibble and Grandpa

Tibble and Grandpa

Author: Wendy Meddour Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Tibble loves talking to Grandpa. But Grandpa has stopped listening. Mum says just give him time. But Tibble wants to talk to Grandpa NOW . . . So Tibble tries his favourite game - TOP THREES! And something amazing happens. Grandpa starts talking again . . . A moving story about love, loss, and the wonder of grannies and grandpas, from an award-winning team.

Stefano the Squid Hero of the Deep

Stefano the Squid Hero of the Deep

Author: Wendy Meddour Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2019

It's lights, camera, ACTION under the sea, but Stefano the Squid is having a wobble. All the other creatures seem far more amazing - no wonder the Deep Sea TV team don't notice him. But when disaster strikes, Stefano steps up! Can one ordinary squid save the day?

Lubna and Pebble

Lubna and Pebble

Author: Wendy Meddour Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/03/2019

Lubna's best friend is a pebble. She found it on the beach when they arrived in the night, then she fell asleep in Daddy's salty arms. Lubna tells Pebble everything. About home. About the war. Pebble always listens to her stories and smiles when she feels afraid. But one day, when a little boy arrives, alone in a world of tents, Lubna poignantly understands that he needs Pebble even more than she does . . . Author Wendy Meddour joins forces with illustrator Daniel Egneus to create an important story about the power of friendship.

The Glump and the Peeble

The Glump and the Peeble

Author: Wendy Meddour, Rebecca Ashdown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2017

The Glump lives alone in his cave in the wood, wishing he could come out and dance with the Peebles. But nearby there' s a peeble who wishes she could be quiet and thoughtful - like a glump. When they meet, it turns out they have a lot to teach each other! A heartwarming story of friendship and daring to be different, from the team who created How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel.

The Secret Railway and the Crystal Caves

The Secret Railway and the Crystal Caves

Author: Wendy Meddour Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/06/2016

Full steam ahead for a MAGICAL adventure! When a magnificent steam train puffs into their lives, brother and sister Leo and Ella find themselves on an incredible journey to save the Kingdom of Izzambard. Evil Griselda has sent her mechanical moles to shut down the Crystal Caves, and fairy dust production is at an all-time low. Will Leo and Ella be able to help the hobgoblins re-open the caves, and bring magic back to the kingdom? What on earth is a mechanical mole? Hop on board to find out! Enid Blyton brought bang up to date! Packed with humour, quirky illustrations, and striking typography, you won't be able to resist getting on board with The Secret Railway!

The Glump and the Peeble

The Glump and the Peeble

Author: Wendy Meddour Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/06/2016

The Glump lives alone in his cave in the wood, wishing he could come out and dance with the Peebles. But nearby there' s a peeble who wishes she could be quiet and thoughtful - like a glump. When they meet, it turns out they have a lot to teach each other! A heartwarming story of friendship and daring to be different, from the team who created How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel.

The Secret Railway

The Secret Railway

Author: Wendy Meddour Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2016

The Kingdom of Izzambard is in trouble. Big trouble. Griselda, the Master Clockmaker, has stopped time and released her mechanical birds to spread chaos and misery. They spy on anyone who might believe in the old ways of magic and laughter and the whole kingdom lives in fear. Brother and sister, Leo and Ella Leggit are clever enough and brave enough to stop Griselda and her birds - they just don't know it yet. But when a magical train puffs into their lives, driven by the mysterious Bartholomew Buckle, all that changes . . . Will Leo and Ella be able to bring magic back to Izzambard once again and get home in time for fish fingers? Hop on board The Secret Railway to find out!

Bug Club Blue (KS1) Brave Little Beasts

Bug Club Blue (KS1) Brave Little Beasts

Author: Wendy Meddour Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2016

The first poem in this book is about Bertie Dragon who doesn't want to be like the other dragons. He just wants to dance and sing all day. The second poem is about a griffin who is sad because he can't fly like the other griffins but with a little help from a mouse, he soon learns how to! Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 5-6 (Year 1) Book band: Blue all levels Phonics phase: 5

How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel

How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel

Author: Wendy Meddour Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

With the wind in his hair, and blowing his hooter, Along came the prince on the back of a scooter. Rapunzel, Rapunzel, please let down your hair! Called the prince from down on the bottom stair... But Rapunzel just sat - As still as a wall; She didn' t think much of the prince at all. Rapunzel sits on the sixteenth floor of an inner city block, bored, dreaming and looking out at the rain. No one can rouse her from her apathy, not the milkman or the postman or the baker or her aunt - or even the prince. But when at last a letter is delivered, it contains news that has Rapunzel on her feet again. She has a new job at the library! And suddenly her life is busy, sparkling, exciting and stimulating. For despite her long hair and her ravishing looks, she loved nothing better than reading good books!

Dottie Blanket and the Hilltop

Dottie Blanket and the Hilltop

Author: Wendy Meddour Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2014

It's not easy when you come from Somewhere Else. Especially when you smell of trains and fish. When Mr Blanket lost his job in the city and couldn't find it again,it seemed like things would never get better. 'I wish,' said Dottie, closing her eyes and trying her hardest not to wobble, 'that I lived on a bright green hilltop!' Suddenly, her wish comes true! Mr Blanket gets a new job in The Middle of Nowhere. Dottie soon finds that The Hilltop is the Middle of Somewhere as she gets to meet Winnie Crisp, Tom Tractor, Blod Evans, the Rowland twins and the Fidgets. And on the Hilltop she doesn't need wishes, because the magic happens on its own.

Wendy Quill is Full Up of Wrong

Wendy Quill is Full Up of Wrong

Author: Wendy Meddour Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2014

It is very tricky to get things right ALL of the time. Sometimes, I get things a little bit wrong. But it's not actually always my entire fault. Like when my too-fast-bike whizzed round a corner and I slightly-squished a lady, or when the ghost in my sister's room accidentally pushed her open diary into my hands . . . My name is Wendy Quill and this is the story of my slightly awful accidents*. *don't worry though - it's all OK in the end!

Wendy Quill Tries to Grow a Pet

Wendy Quill Tries to Grow a Pet

Author: Wendy Meddour Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2014

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!

Wendy Quill is a Crocodile's Bottom

Wendy Quill is a Crocodile's Bottom

Author: Wendy Meddour Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2013

Wendy's plans don't always work out but that's never stopped her having the best time ever! When she fails to get the lead part in the school production, Wendy stuns the audience with her debut as a crocodile's bottom! Then Wendy is dragged along to her best-friend Florence's tap-dancing class and somehow manages to wow the teacher with her dancing skills and land a part as a tap-dancing munchkin in their show. (If Florence Hubert hadn't been allergic, Wendy would have been famous for a whole summer season.) And when Wendy dresses up for a school project she makes the headlines, all thanks to Kevin, the school rat, and a 'Primary Plague Fiasco!'

Hen in the Wardrobe

Hen in the Wardrobe

Author: Wendy Meddour Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2012

A Hen in the Wardrobe

A Hen in the Wardrobe

Author: Wendy Meddour Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Ramzi's dad is acting very strangely. He climbs trees in the middle of the night, and even goes into Ramzi's wardrobe looking for a hen. The trouble is, he's sleepwalking because he's homesick for his native Algeria. So Ramzi, Dad and Mum go back to Dad's Berber village in the desert region of North Africa, and Ramzi meets his Berber grandmother and cousins, and even braves the scary Sheherazad. But can Ramzi help his dad and what will happen when they get back home again. This is a funny, heart-warming family story by an exciting new author, set in Britain and Algeria, with fascinating glimpses of traditional Berber culture and lots of colourful characters.

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