Author(s): J. C. Jones
Pip has one clue about the whereabouts of her birth mother, Cass--an old postcard from Beautiful Byron Bay. She's been settled with the Brownings, who are planning to adopt her--at least, that's until Pip gets into trouble once again Now, Pip is sure she won't find a home with the Brownings. There's only one place she might belong, and that's with her mother. With her faithful hound Houdini by her side, Pip sets off north, to find out once and for all what became of Cass. It's a journey filled with interesting people, including a mysteriously musical young woman and a friendly, sun-bitten surfer. But as Pip draws ever-closer to Byron Bay, is she prepared for what she will find when she gets there? Once again this girl as skinny as a piece of string proves that adventure is where you choose to find it and that a little bit of kindness can go a long way Pip and Houdini is a warm-hearted adventure story about a feisty girl and her escape-artist dog exploring the world.
Ten-year-old urchin Pip, whom we met in Run, Pip, Run, is settled with the Browning family just weeks after her guardian Sully died. But when Pip gets into trouble again, she is sure they won’t want her, so she heads north with her dog, Houdini, hoping to find her birth mother Cass. Pip has one clue about her mother’s whereabouts - an old postcard from Beautiful Byron Bay.
It's a journey filled with danger — she survives a car crash — and interesting people, including a disillusioned young singer and a friendly surfer. But is Pip prepared for what she will find when she gets there?
Pip is a feisty and resourceful heroine with a heart of gold who, like Pollyanna, truly deserves a happy ending. A brilliant sequel to the award-winning Run, Pip, Run for ages 9 to 12.
When J.C. Jones was growing up in England, she nearly set the bed on fire when she put the lamp under the sheets so she could read all night. You might think that would put her off books, but no. She still reads a lot and she especially enjoys stories about kids who dare to be different, probably inspired by characters from the tales of magical chocolate factories and enchanted gardens she loved as a child.
Today, she lives in Sydney in an old, crumbling - but sadly unhaunted - house, and likes going to the local park to walk her imaginary dog.