I’m always looking for some super cute MG titles for my daughter (and for myself, who am I kidding?) and IVY POCKET just screams at me!! I’m so excited to be able to help promote this book and hope you guys enjoy this guest post!
Anyone But Ivy Pocket by Caleb Krisp
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing on May 31st 2016
Genres: Action & Adventure, General, Historical, Humorous Stories, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Young Adult
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Are you ready for Ivy Pocket? The wickedly funny, completely unreliable maid of no importance returns—this time as a coffin maker’s daughter—in this action-packed sequel to Anyone but Ivy Pocket. School Library Journal says, “Fans of . . . Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events will love Ivy Pocket’s zany adventures.” Featuring extensive black-and-white interior art by Barbara Cantini throughout.
Everyone seems to want a piece of Ivy Pocket. Her adoptive parents keep trying to get her to clean the funeral home, even though Ivy’s certain she’s already the picture of a perfect daughter. A beautiful heiress named Estelle wants Ivy to uncover the dark truth behind her brother’s death. Her new friend, Miss Carnage, keeps asking Ivy the most curious questions (the poor, clueless dear). To top it all off, Ivy must protect the Clock Diamond from the evil Miss Always, who seems to be lurking around every corner! A fast-paced and hilarious follow-up toAnyone but Ivy Pocket, which Booklist praised as “a droll chapter book with a Victorian setting and a one-of-a-kind protagonist.” This is the second of three books about Ivy Pocket!
When I was a boy of eleven or twelve, I was convinced that my school librarian was evil. As in, completely diabolical. A mistress of dark magic. In short, a witch. Before I proceed, I must make a small disclaimer—my mother was a school librarian. And although she is a horrible person with a black cat and a broomstick, she is not the evil librarian that I am speaking of.
This librarian used to roam the reading tables with a large wooden stick. She would hunt for any students whispering, or laughing, or even making eye contact. She would sneak up from behind and when the moment was just right, smash her stick onto the reading table. Which caused everyone in the library to jump out of their skins. But not me. For I always had my eye on this wicked bookworm—I saw her prowl the library looking for victims. I saw the sparkle of delight in her eyes when my fellow students jumped and gasped.
When I decided to set a part of my new book Somebody Stop Ivy Pocket in the London Library, I knew that I had to come up with a librarian who had a sinister side—enter Miss Carnage. Miss
Carnage is hiding something. I wanted her to be the gatekeeper of the library’s books and secrets. Perhaps that is why I saw my school librarian as a mysterious hag with a dark past—she smelt of old books, she loved silence, and she was as intriguing and terrifying as any of the villains on her shelves.
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