Pea’s Book of Best Friends
Sisters Clover, Pea, and Tinkerbell have always been beans-on-toast, hand-me-down-wellies sorts of girls. But when their dizzy but dazzling single mum becomes Marina Cove, author of the bestselling Mermaid Girls books, everything changes. It’s time to leave their tiny flat in Tenby for a proper house in London, and a whole new life.
Pea likes the raspberry-red front door, and the attic bedroom all to herself. She even likes her hideous new school uniform, in a masochistic Malory Towers sort of way. But there’s an empty chair beside her in every lesson, and no one seems to want to fill it. In the absence of volunteers, Pea is going to have to acquire herself a best friend . . .
‘Absolutely huge recommendation as one of the best books I’ve read all year and a definite modern classic in the making’ – The Bookbag
‘If you love The Penderwicks, Ballet Shoes or Hilary McKay’s Casson Family series, READ THIS BOOK! You will love it, I promise’ – Stephanie Burgis, author of A Most Improper Magick
‘I give this book 10 out of 10 as I thought it was brilliant’ – Isabella, aged 8, Chicklish
‘I thought this book was amazing… I am going to insist you read it as I guarantee you will enjoy it no matter what age you are’ – Amber, aged 11, BookAngel Booktopia
Longlisted for the UKLA Book Award 2014
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Pea’s Book of Big Dreams
Eleven-year-old Pea and her wonderfully chaotic family return for their second adventure. Pea has always planned to be a writer when she grows up, just like Mum – but when scary new teacher Mr Ellis gives her 6 out of 50 on her English test, Pea decides she needs a new future: one she chooses for herself.
Could she be an artist, like their crazy new au pair Klaudia? A charity fundraiser, like Tinkerbell? Perhaps a pet therapist, helping animals – or maybe a sporty superstar?
It’s up to Pea to find a new dream to chase…
‘laughter on virtually every page, tissues most definitely needed’ – Nayu’s Reading Corner
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Praise for Book 1:
‘beautifully written and fantastically funny’ – We Love This Book
‘a gorgeously quirky, funny, crumpets toasted by the fire sort of book’ – Did You Ever Stop To Think?
Pea’s Book of Birthdays
It’s birthday month in the Llewellyn house! Clover’s having an Alice in Wonderland party, Tinkerbell’s hoping to be sawn in half by a magician – but Pea has no idea what’s right for her big day. All her friends seem to be growing up and leaving her behind.
Pea resolves to become ‘mature and sophisticated’ at once, but a family tragedy makes Pea realise what she really wants for her birthday: for her long-lost Dad to show up.
Tracking him down seems impossible; when your Dad’s called ‘Ewan McGregor’ you can’t just look him up on the internet. But then a letter arrives for Pea that changes everything… could her perfect birthday happen after all?
‘a charming and very witty novel all about being on the edge of growing up and discovering who you are… wonderfully funny’ – Formby Books
‘timeless and fresh at the same time’ – YAYeahYeah
‘My very favorite in the series (so far! …) – Stephanie Burgis
‘I fell completely in love with Pea, her sisters and mum and all of the rest of the cast of characters…I loved how funny this book was at the same that it was covering some really important issues’ – Juniper’s Jungle
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Pea’s Book of Holidays
Pea can’t wait for the summer holidays to start! Clover’s spending the summer at Theatre Camp, Mum’s staying home to write – and Pea and Tink are heading off on an Enid Blytonish camping trip.
But when Mum confesses she hasn’t written a word of her next book, plans change. Where better to unblock a writer than Corfe Castle, the inspiration for the Famous Five books?
There’s a castle. They’ve got a tent, a dog, and lashings of ginger beer. But real life doesn’t seem to have provided any smugglers at all, and Pea can’t help remembering what people say about Enid Blyton: Terrible books! All the same. So badly written…
Pea’s perfect summer is no fun at all – until they meet the boys from PIE (Paranormal Investigations Edinburgh), on the hunt for the Grey Lady who haunts the castle ruins. Pea doesn’t believe in ghosts… does she?
‘Whether or not they’ve read about Pea’s previous adventures, young readers will relish the gentle humour of this entertaining contemporary spin on the classic family story. Fans of Enid Blyton will especially enjoy Day’s many nods to (and thoughtful critique of) her books. Perfect holiday reading for readers aged 8 and upwards’ – Booktrust
‘Parts of the novel read like Golden Age stories, part read like ultra-modern tales – often the same parts, in fact! I’m not sure anyone is as good as Susie Day at making a book seem both fresh and timeless’ – YAYeahYeah
‘it’s like Christmas for anyone who has a healthy love for Enid Blyton stories, adventure, and Girls And Boys Being Awesome’ – Did You Ever Stop To Think?
‘Side-splittingly funny’ – The Metro