Olivia's Secret Wish by Christopher Best
Approx. 4,780 words.
Published on May 4, 2012.
For her ninth birthday Olivia is given a plump brown gerbil in a glass cage. He isn't exactly the pet she'd secretly longed for, but first Olivia must show how responsible she can be. Arriving home from school to find the cage left open, a trail of footprints crossing the table and the gerbil nowhere to be seen, Olivia fears her secret wish can never now come true.
Age 8 and over. Illustrated.