Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 02 Jul 2015
ISBN: 9780857634887
Size: 198 x 129 mm
Length: 304 pages

Petunia Perry and the Curse of the Ugly Pigeon


A hilarious novel about how to fit in when you don’t want to conform, with brilliant illustrations throughout by world-renowned Gemma Correll. Perfect for fans of Louise Rennison and Holly Smale. Now with a brand-new look!

Petunia Perry has decided to write her memoirs. She wants the world to know what it’s like to start secondary school with a best friend who stages one-person flash mobs in the canteen, a mother who over-shares at parents’ evenings and an unwelcome suitor who draws pictures of her as a unicorn. But it’s when she decides to start a band with a spoon-player and a lead-singer who’s a cat that things take a turn for the truly crazy…

A laugh-out-loud take from the bestselling author, Pamela Butchart, on the perils of standing out in secondary school. Petunia Perry dares to be different but it’s not always easy. But it is always life-affirming and hilarious, and definitely the right thing to be…

Pamela is also the author of the Izzy series for younger readers:

  • Baby Aliens Got My Teacher
  • The Spy Who Loved School Dinners
  • My Headteacher is a Vampire Rat
  • The Demon Dinner Ladies
  • To Wee or Not to Wee
  • There’s a Werewolf in My Tent
  • The Phantom Lollipop Man
  • There’s a Yeti in the Playground
  • Icarus Was Ridiculous
  • The Broken Leg of Doom
  • A Monster Ate My Packed Lunch!

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“OMG! One-person flash mobs, parental embarrassment and a suitor obsessed with unicorns – welcome to the weird world of Petunia Perry. Hilarious and original writing from award winning Pamela Butchart.”

– The Best New Children’s Books Summer 2015 Guardian supplement

“It’s all about standing out at secondary school, daring to be different and a great read for anyone who has secondary school to come.”

-What the Red Head Said (blog)

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