Many years ago, my family was in the process of moving house. It was summer. For those who don’t know, summer in Queensland is very hot, often humid, and just an unpleasant time to do anything as physically demanding as moving.
My kids were tired, grumpy and had pretty much had enough of everything. I understood their feelings, because I felt the same.
To distract from how horrible everything was, I sat down with my irate kids in the garden and said, “I suppose you don’t want to know what happened when Wendy Watchitt moved house.”
“Who’s Wendy Watchitt?” one asked.
“Is a Watchitt the same as a witch?” the other asked.
So I began to tell a story of a young girl who had special powers who was in a bad move about moving house.
This was a very long time ago, my kids are adults now, but Wendy has stayed at the back of my mind all these years.I think other kids might enjoy her story, as much as my kids did on that hot moving day 20 years or more ago.
Wendy Watchitt is just an average 10 year old girl.
She’s brave and clever and caring. She carries her pet toad on her head, and makes strange things happen when she blinks. Well, perhaps she isn’t quite so average.
A new adventure starts for Wendy when her family moves house.
A new town, a new home, new school, and new best friend are just the beginning of what she’s going to find.
Wendy will have to save her friends, travel between realms, learn some very big family secrets, and still find time to get her homework done.