How to Get What You Want by Peony Pinker by Jenny Alexander

How to Get What You Want by Peony Pinker

Written by Jenny Alexander
Part of the Peony Pinker Series

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Peony wants a lot of things. She wants a dog, she wants her dad to stop being an agony aunt and she really wants to get rid of her sister's horrible best friend Bianca. Then Mr Kaminski next door tells her the secret of how to get what you want and Peony decides it's time to put a stop to Bianca at last. But can she get what she wants?


How to Get What You Want by Peony Pinker by Jenny Alexander

Everyone in Peony Pinker's family wants something. Her dad, a sports reporter on the local paper, wants to get out of doing the problem page while the agony aunt is missing; her mum wants to stop working at the garden centre where all the plants keep dying; and her big sister Primrose wants to be called Annabel. What Peony wants most in the world - even more than she wants a dog - is to stop Primrose's nasty new best friend Bianca from being horrible to her. But can she get what she wants?


The book seeks humour in the mismatch between the way Peony responds to life and the way those around her do, and Jenny has a wonderful grasp of contemporary language. Her characters ring true, without being stereotypical. Good writing can find a lively, Cornish 11-year-old in us all. * Cornwall Today * A very funny, hectic story with well rounded likable characters * Primary Times *

About the Author

Jenny Alexander

Jenny Alexander is a well-established author of over 100 fiction and non fiction children's titles. Jenny has written prolifically on the theme of bullying and has previously published non-fiction titles with A&C Black such as Going up! The No-Worries Guide to Secondary School and How 2 B Happy, a self-help book for children suffering from anxiety. The Peony Pinker titles are her first fiction titles for A&C Black.

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144 pages


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A & C Black Publishers Ltd

Publication date

1st March 2011




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