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Meet Lulu Bell. Where there's Lulu, there's family, friends, animals and adventures galore!

Meet Lulu Bell. Where there's Lulu, there's family, friends, animals and adventures galore!

It’s almost time for Lulu’s little sister’s birthday party. But there’s a problem! A pony is running loose and Lulu and her dad, the local vet, have to rescue it.

Can they find the pony? And what will happen if the naughty pony gets into more mischief at the party? It’s lucky that Lulu has a plan!

About the Lulu Bell series

Lulu Bell is a fun-loving, sometimes bossy eight-year-old girl with long honey-coloured hair. She is the practical one in the family – which is fortunate because the rest of the family is slightly zany.

She has a sister called Rosie, who is six and loves wearing angel wings and sparkly shoes, and a three-year-old brother called Gus, who likes to wear his superhero suit, even in the bath.

Lulu’s dad, Dr Bell, is a busy vet, while her mum is an artist. The Bell family have lots of pets, including two dogs called Asha and Jessie, two ginger cats called Pickles and Pepper, some ducklings, and a rabbit. Their home in Shelly Beach is right behind the vet hospital, so Lulu helps her dad care for injured and orphaned animals including a baby possum and, in book one, a naughty runaway pony.

What’s next for Lulu Bell?

Reviews

A wonderful junior reader. Murrell writes with a warmth that immediately draws in the reader and encourages them to share in the excitement of Lulu’s day . . . There are some lovely moments in this novel, and the familiarity of the situations will make the story particularly accessible to younger readers . . . Lulu Bell and the Birthday Unicorn will be enjoyed by children aged six and up.

Natalie Crawford, Books+Publishing

Fun-loving Lulu Bell is my kind of girl! . . . With engaging characters, both human and animal (and inspired by the author's own life growing up in a vet hospital), this series' focus on the everyday adventures of a quirky but very lovable family is sure to win Belinda Murrell a new legion of fans.

Anouska Jones, www.kids-bookreview.com

These first two books in the Lulu Bell series are adorably cute and ideal for bedtime or rainy afternoon reading with the family . . . Six year old Tia loved both books, declaring that the stories were exciting, and the details were very important to her enjoyment of the books . . . In the Birthday Unicorn, Lulu’s little sister Rosie is having a birthday party and Dad has to search for a lost pony. As the party unfolds, delightful hijinks ensue and there are laughs a-plenty for young readers as they identify with Lulu’s creative, caring nature and her adorable family.

Tia and Shane Pinnegar, magazine.100percentrock.com

I loved the book, and wish I had another one!

Penni, age 8, Random House Book Buddies

I really enjoyed reading this story . . . I would recommend this book to all of my friends, especially those with a little sister. It was great.

Amelie, age 7, Random House Book Buddies

I think this book is excellent because Lulu was very beautiful in the story, and she was very smart . . . I would read more of Lulu Bell's books.

Alexis, age 6, Random House Book Buddies

These concise, cheerful books are perfect for girls in middle to upper primary. Broken down into short chapters, and peopled with positive, believable characters, they will be enjoyed by many, especially the animal lovers.

Rebecca Kemble, Reading Time

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781742758756

    June 3, 2013

    Random House Australia Children's

    96 pages

    RRP $12.99

    Online retailers

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    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
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    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
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  • EBook

    9781742758763

    June 1, 2013

    RHA eBooks Child

    96 pages

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    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    • Booktopia NZ
    Or

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Also by Belinda Murrell

Pippa's Island 2: Cub Reporters
Pippa's Island 1: The Beach Shack Cafe
Pippa's Island 4: Camp Castaway
Pippa's Island 3: Kira Dreaming
Lulu Bell's Best Friends Ever
The Lost Sapphire
Lulu Bell's Amazing Animal Adventures
Lulu Bell's Fantastic Holiday Fun
Lulu Bell and the Pirate Fun
Lulu Bell and the Magical Garden
Lulu Bell and the Koala Joey
Lulu Bell and the Arabian Nights
Lulu Bell and the Christmas Elf
Lulu Bell and the Tiger Cub
Lulu Bell and the Pyjama Party
The Sequin Star
Lulu Bell and the Circus Pup
Lulu Bell and the Sea Turtle
Lulu Bell and the Cubby Fort
Lulu Bell and the Moon Dragon
The River Charm
Lulu Bell and the Fairy Penguin
The Forgotten Pearl
Sun Sword 2: Voyage of the Owl

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