We’re over the moon that everyone’s favourite mischievous housemaid, Ivy Pocket, has hit the New York Times Children’s Bestseller list at number 4 in ANYONE BUT IVY POCKET:
Ivy’s whimsical and wickedly funny adventures, written by Caleb Krisp, have now sold in 23 languages worldwide and the film rights have been optioned by Paramount studios, so we have no doubt that Ivy is set for some even bigger adventures!
ANYONE BUT IVY POCKET is the first in a series of darkly whimsical and wickedly funny tales of a twelve-year-old maid of no importance who finds herself at the very heart of a conspiracy involving mischief, ghosts and murder.
Ivy Pocket is a walking disaster – enraging and appalling the aristocrats she works for at every turn. But our protagonist doesn’t see herself that way at all. In fact, she’s convinced she’s rather wonderful. When Ivy finds herself abandoned and penniless in Paris (after a disastrous mishap with Countess Carbunkle involving a bowl of turtle soup), she has no idea how she will get back to England. Fate intervenes when Ivy is called to the sick bed of a dying duchess and is charged with delivering a mystical (and possibly cursed) necklace to the utterly revolting Matilda Butterfield for her twelfth birthday. From that moment on, Ivy is propelled towards her remarkable destiny in a rollicking adventure full of intrigue, villains, mayhem, and misunderstanding.
Ivy’s monstrously unreliable narration and her wonderfully eccentric way of seeing the world tempers the darkness of this fairly grisly mystery-adventure, which shares a similar sensibility with the works of Lemony Snicket and Neil Gaiman.
We are thrilled that Ivy is a New York Times Bestseller! Make sure to get your copy here.