Family Book Club: Meet Alan Woodrow at Wilmette Public Library

Enjoy snacks, activities & discussion about The Pet War, by Allan Woodrow, plus meet the author at this special family book club at The Wilmette Public Library! Copies of his books will be available for purchase, and Mr. Woodrow will be happy to sign them. The event is free but participants must register. Registration opens Tuesday, June 19 2018 at 9:00 AM on the library's website.

The Pet War is a hilarious story about the timeless battles of dog vs. cat, brother vs. sister, know-it-all vs. know-nothing.  Eleven-year-old Otto wants a dog. His twelve-year-old perfect sister, Lexi, wants a cat. Their mother, who works very long hours as a nurse, wants neither. Pets are expensive, so who's going to pay for everything? And what happens to the pet when the siblings are at their dad's for the weekend? Otto has an idea. What if he got a job and earned enough money to pay for the dog? Then Lexi has to open her big mouth. She proposes that whichever sibling can raise enough money first will decide which pet they get. Oddly enough, their mom and dad agree. 

With Otto and Lexi each out to defeat the other, their business plans become more elaborate and involved. As the competition gets fiercer, the stakes get higher, and the battle lines have been drawn. Let the Pet War begin. . . . 

Allan Woodrow is the author of Class Dismissed, UnschooledThe Pet War, and the Zachary Ruthless series, as well as other books for young readers, written under secret names. His writing also appears in the Scholastic anthology Lucky Dog: Twelve Tales of Rescued Dogs

Allan currently lives near Chicago with his family. For more about Allan and his books, visit him online at 

Event date: 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
The Pet War Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545513203
Availability: On Our Shelves to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - April 28th, 2015

THE PET WAR is a hilarious story about the timeless battles of dog vs. cat, brother vs. sister, know-it-all vs. know-nothing.