Poppy Pym and the Beastly Blizzard – Laura Wood

‘Poppy Pym and the  Beastly Blizzard ’ is the fantastic new book in Laura Wood’s fabulous mystery series.  Meet Poppy Pym a girl who was left at a circus by her mother and discovered when Marvin the Magician pulled her out of his magic hat. After growing up in a travelling circus, you might think that being sent to boarding school would mean Poppy’s life would be boring.  But fear not she manages to  find herself tangled up in mysteries along with her trusty pals Ingrid and Kip. When a runaway van crashes into Saint Smithen’s at the start of the new school year it marks a series of unexplained events that seem to involve near misses for Poppy. Not only this, Poppy is feeling unnerved as she can’t shake the feeling that somebody is watching her every move.  With the Christmas holidays looming and rumours of a dangerous beast on the loose, can Poppy unmask the hidden spy before someone gets hurt!

Laura has captured my imagination again with this perplexing wintry puzzle. Wonderfully intriguing and featuring the most brilliant cast of characters, with each book this series just gets better. Poppy, Ingrid and Kip make for a formidable team  – although the focus of one of the members could definitely be distracted by any kind of culinary treat, yes Kip we’re talking about you! Trapped in the school by an unexpected  blizzard the whole story becomes really dramatic making it a real page turner. And just when you think you have it all worked out a huge twist is thrown right at you which made me gasp aloud. This marvellous series is perfect for children who love adventures, mysteries and boarding school stories. Full of mystery and mayhem that will test the skills of the very best amateur sleuths.

Thank you to Scholastic for sending me a copy of this fantastic book, ‘Poppy Pym and the Beastly Blizzard’ is available to buy now online or from any good bookshop.

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