Bring Me The Head Of Ivy Pocket

Caleb Krisp

illustrated by John Kelly


Bloomsbury

June 2017

$14.99 AU

324p pb

ISBN: 978-1408858721

Book 3

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Our magnificently infuriating heroine is on the very brink of her greatest adventure: bound for London and Prospa House to save Anastasia Radcliff and young Rebecca Butterfield from fates worse than death. But there are difficulties at every turn. The devious Miss Always and her devilish Locks are in hot pursuit. Anastasia is gone, taken by her evil sister-in-law Estelle and hidden in a place no one will ever find her. And worst of all, the Clock Diamond is no longer working, blocking Ivy's route to Prospa. There's a mystery to be unpicked and if anyone can do it, it's Ivy Pocket. After all, she has all the natural instincts of a Russian chess master.
Ivy Pocket's tumultuous finale is certain to involve breathtaking adventure, bone-shattering courage and frightful danger. But what price will she have to pay?

Bring Me The Head Of Ivy Pocket is an adventure story with secretive and exciting parts. Ivy Pocket is a 12-year-old girl who is an orphan and has a friend named Rebecca but she is trapped in Prospa House.  Ivy goes out on a big adventure to try and save Rebecca. But Ivy must find Anastasia Radcliff first.  The book is full of mystery and Ivy is the one for the job. Ivy is a strong, funny, tough, brave person and nobody could stop her from finding her best friend Rebecca.

I found some parts of the story hard to follow because there is so much happening in each chapter and I did not know where I was up to in parts. There are also many characters in the story which I also found made the story hard to follow and maintain interested. Overall though, I would recommend this book to 12 to 15 year olds that are into mystery and adventure.

Charlotte, age 10


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