Anyone but Ivy Pocket

Anyone but Ivy Pocket

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"Poor Ivy Pocket! Not only is she an orphan, and all alone in the big wide world, but she is also a walking disaster who causes mayhem, misunderstandings, and mischief wherever she goes. So, knowing this about Ivy Pocket, would you ask her to deliver a totally priceless, incredibly beautiful, and possibly cursed diamond necklace to Matilda Butterfield in time for her twelfth birthday ball? No! You would ask absolutely anyone but Ivy Pocket! Alas, that is not what happens in this book."--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books/HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.
Edition: 1st ed.
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ISBN: 9780062364340
0062364340
Call Number: KRISP
Characteristics: 382 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Action and adventure fiction.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Juvenile fiction.
Blessing and cursing -- Juvenile fiction.
Necklaces -- Juvenile fiction.
Orphans -- Juvenile fiction.
Adventure stories.
Additional Contributors: Cantini, Barbara

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maroon_tiger_58
Mar 12, 2018

great book, kinda creepy

martha_w Jun 06, 2015

This fun series-opener tells the tale of Ivy Pocket, an orphaned lady's maid in Victorian England with delusions of grandeur who gets involved in a supernatural mystery surrounding a cursed necklace. The plot becomes unnecessarily complicated midway through the book, but it's saved by Ivy's narration, since it is consistently fun to watch her wildly misinterpret all the clues around her, being rude to everyone she encounters in the process. It's Amelia Bedelia meets Lemony Snicket -- and I mean that as a compliment.

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