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  • Published: 3 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143793267
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $17.99

Pippa's Island 5: Puppy Pandemonium

The fifth book in the Pippa's Island series is the most adorable story yet!

Life can be hard when you’re crammed into a tiny caravan with your noisy family. Pippa’s looking forward to moving into their new home above the Beach Shack Cafe, but it’s taking forever! Money is tight, too, and Pippa has her eye on a gorgeous new swimming costume.

Luckily, Pippa has her Sassy Sisters to help. Together they come up with a plan to make some cash: Pippa’s Perfect Pooch Pampering! Before long, Pippa has her hands full with adorable but pesky pups.

What could possibly go wrong?

  • Pub date: 3 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143793267
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

Belinda Murrell

Belinda Murrell has worked as a travel journalist, technical writer, editor and public relations consultant. Her overseas adventures inspired her work as a travel writer for the West Australian newspaper and Out & About With Kids travel magazine. Her work has also appeared in the Sun Herald, Sunday Telegraph and Sydney Morning Herald. While Belinda studied Children's Literature at Macquarie University, her passion for children's books was reignited when she had her own three children and began telling and writing stories for Nick, Emily and Lachlan. Belinda's books include the Sun Sword fantasy trilogy, Scottish timeslip tale The Locket Of Dreams, French Revolution timeslip tale The Ruby Talisman, Australian timeslip tales The Ivory Rose and The Sequin Star, and Australian historical tales The Forgotten Pearl, The River Charm and The Lost Sapphire. Belinda's Lulu Bell series for younger readers, about friends, family, animals, and growing up in a vet hospital has sold over 200,000 copies. Pippa's Island is Belinda's latest series. Belinda is also an author ambassador for Room to Read and Books in Homes.

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Praise for Pippa's Island 5: Puppy Pandemonium

“There is something completely joyous about these stories. Each resonates with themes of friendship, kindness, positivity and simple pleasures. No wonder they have been such a hit with readers. Highly recommended for readers from around eight years upwards.”

Sue Warren, losangzopa.wordpress.com

“With its theme of just appreciating the pleasures found in friendships and simple things, and reflecting the lives of regular kids, even those who don’t live on a tropical island, this is a glorious series for girls who are independent readers but who are not quite ready or interested in the contemporary realistic fiction that features in many stories for young adults.”

Barbara Braxton, Teacher Librarian, thebottomshelf.edublogs.org

“Each story is sure to have widespread appeal for middle-primary aged children, particularly those with a creative flair. It touches on the struggles facing tween and early teen aged children, including the art of maintaining friendships, dealing with jealousy, feelings of anxiety over family issues and finding happiness in a new home. I really enjoyed this title as an adult and found the glorious setting, authentic characters and their positive mindsets a real breath of sun-drenched, tropical fresh air.”

Lisa Hoad, Reading Time

“Belinda Murrell writes a charming tale filled with friendship moments and simple plot complications that will be enjoyed by young female readers . . . A gentle, careful reflection about the small things that can unsettle us becomes a very readable story about life and growing up.”

Carolyn Hull, ReadPlus

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