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Author/Book Spotlight: Anyone But Ivy Pocket #1


About the Book: Ivy Pocket is a twelve-year-old maid of no importance, with a very lofty opinion of herself. Dumped in Paris by the Countess Carbunkle, who would rather run away to South America than continue in Ivy’s companionship, our young heroine (of sorts) finds herself with no money and no home to go to … until she is summoned to the bedside of the dying Duchess of Trinity.

For the princely sum of £500 (enough to buy a carriage, and possibly a monkey), Ivy agrees to courier the Duchess’s most precious possession – the Clock Diamond – to England, and to put it around the neck of the revolting Matilda Butterfield on her twelfth birthday. It’s not long before Ivy finds herself at the heart of a conspiracy involving mischief, mayhem and murder.

Illustrated in humorous gothic detail by Barbara Cantini, Anyone But Ivy Pocket is just the beginning of one girl’s deadly comic journey to discover who she really is …


  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: Ivy Pocket (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Cost: $17.99


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About the Author: Caleb Krisp lives in an abandoned cottage deep in the woods. For many years he has devoted himself to writing about a twelve-year-old lady’s maid of no importance. His only communication with the outside world is via Morse code or kettledrum.

August 22, 2016 - Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , ,

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