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Thursday 20 July 2017

Review: Pip and Houdini

After all the danger and excitement of being a fugitive in Run Pip Run, you'd think it would be fair enough for Pip to finally find a place to call home.

But life is never that simple.

Pip seems to be forever getting into trouble when she's true to her principles. But standing up for herself leads to the  unimaginable.

So Pip decides to go it alone.

She tries to leave Houdini behind so he can have a happy life but Houdini is the best four-legged friend a girl could hope for. He refuses to stay put.

Together they survive a car accident, they walk for miles and miles and they don't eat very often. When they meet a nearly famous singer, the action takes off. Pip's down-to-earth wisdom helps the three of them to keep a half-step ahead of trouble, but it doesn't protect Pip from being robbed.

I bet you'll find the pages fly in this sometimes heart-warming, sometimes heart-rending sequel to Run Pip Run. Between a mystery advertisement that might lead to Pip's long lost mum, a strangely familiar old house and a shark sighting, you won't want to put down Pip and Houdini. It's another absolute winner from J.C. Jones

Title: Pip and Houdini
Author: J.C. Jones
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $14.99
Publication Date: 26 July, 2017
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760296056
For ages: 8 – 12 years
Type: Middle Grade Fiction