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February 2013 Book of the Month
Three lively stories for newly- confident readers matched by eye-catching illustrations are gathered up in this one volume. Of course, Dreadful is not Penny’s real name but it fits her well, as these stories about how she decides to track down a vampire, give her miserable neighbour a makeover and ends up being a record breaker easily demonstrate. Attractively presented and fun to read.
Three hilarious short stories in one book: Penny Dreadful versus the Vampire, in which Penny is worried about growing up to be a clown and decides to embark on a career as a vampire hunter instead; Penny Dreadful Looks on the Bright Side, in which miserable Grandma Grimshaw comes to stay and Penny and her best friend Cosmo appeal to her softer side, and Penny Dreadful and the World Record, in which Penny attempts to get her name in the record books.
|Publication date:||1st February 2013|
|Publisher:||Usborne Publishing Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Humorous, Short Stories|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
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. Joe All Alone was nominated for the 2016 C ILIP C arnegie Medal. She writes the Flying Fergus series with Sir Chris Hoy. Joanna previously ...More About Joanna Nadin