Anyone But Ivy Pocket
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Jan 14, 2016 - Adventure stories - 321 pages
A darkly whimsical and wickedly funny tale about a twelve-year-old maid who finds herself at the very heart of a conspiracy involving mischief, ghosts, and intrigue. Just right for fans of Lemony Snicket and Neil Gaiman, Anyone but Ivy Pocket is the first book in a four-book series and is illustrated throughout.
Ivy Pocket is a walking disaster, at every turn enraging and appalling the fancy aristocrats she works for. But our protagonist doesn't see herself that way at all. In fact, she's convinced she's rather wonderful, perfectly charming, and extremely talented. When Ivy finds herself abandoned and penniless in Paris, she has no idea how she will get back to England. Fate intervenes when Ivy is called to the sickbed of a dying duchess and is charged with delivering a spectacular (and possibly cursed) diamond necklace to Matilda Butterfield on her twelfth birthday. From that moment on, Ivy Pocket is propelled towards her remarkable destiny in a surprising adventure full of villains, mayhem, and misunderstandings.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - deslivres5 - LibraryThing
Part Amelia Bedelia/ part Pippi Longstocking lady's maid Ivy Pocket is tasked by a duchess to deliver a magical diamond necklace from Paris to England to the granddaughter of the duchess' friend. Adventure and suspense ensue. Read full review
ANYONE BUT IVY POCKETUser Review - Kirkus
If Amelia Bedelia stumbled into a particularly wacky episode of Dr. Who, this book might be the result. Self-deluded and self-important, with a propensity for chaos that boggles the mind, 12-year-old ... Read full review