Penny Dreadful Cooks Up a Calamity (Penny Dreadful Book 4) by Joanna Nadin

Penny Dreadful Cooks Up a Calamity (Penny Dreadful Book 4)

Written by Joanna Nadin
Part of the Penny Dreadful Series

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Penny can’t help but attract mischief, no matter where she goes. Follow Penny’s disastrous misadventures in her fourth book, featuring more brilliantly funny stories coupled with some laugh out loud illustrations – Penny Dreadful is definitely a national treasure in the making! To view all the Penny Dreadful titles click here.


Penny Dreadful Cooks Up a Calamity (Penny Dreadful Book 4) by Joanna Nadin

Penny Dreadful Turns Over a New Leaf

When Penny can’t afford to buy her mum a birthday present (and wishing for money almost never works), Cosmo has a BRILLIANT IDEA, which is apparently not so brilliant… However, Penny and Cosmo soon learn that a present made with LOVE, rather than one bought with money, can help make wishes come true, even in the most unexpected of ways!


'Side-splittingly funny' - The Bookseller; 'Can not be read with a straight face' - Sarah's Book Reviews; 'There is never a dull moment when Penny Dreadful and her best friend Cosmo Moon Webster are around. Simply wonderful!' - First4Dads; 'Don't miss the comic genius that is Penny Dreadful, a wickedly funny new creation and worthy contender to Horrid Henry' - The Bookseller; 'A truly apt title for a book that features the escapades of a small, well-meaning girl whose good intentions create havoc... This is a very funny book for newly independent readers' - The Irish Examiner; 'Get ready for a taste of destruction with this second side-splitting trio of tales of trouble. Penny Dreadful would have even Minnie the Minx running for cover. Nothing is safe when she's around' - Just Imagine Story Centre'

About the Author

Joanna Nadin

Currently a 2016 Carnegie Medal nominee for Joe All Alone, Joanna Nadin is a winner of the Fantastic Book Award, the Surrey Book Award, Blue Peter 'Book of the Month' and Radio 4 Open Book 'Book of the Year'. She has been shortlisted for the Booktrust Best Book Award and Queen of Teen, and Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. In 2011, Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Joanna previously worked as a policy writer for the Labour Party and a special adviser to the Prime Minister. She continues to freelance as a speechwriter and editor, and lectures in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

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144 pages
Interest Age: 7 years +


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Publication date

1st June 2012




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