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Knitbone Pepper: Ghost Dog and the Last Circus Tiger

Knitbone Pepper: Ghost Dog and the Last Circus Tiger
Written by Claire Barker
Illustrated by Ross Collins
Usborne £9.99
ISBN: 978-1452138169

Living at Starcross Hall, with her unusual pets, is Winnie Pepper and her parents, Lord and Lady Pepper. The pets include, Knitbone the dog, Orlando the monkey and Gabriel the goose - when they were alive the love they had for their owners was so great that they returned as ghosts.

Winnie's eccentric dad, who loves hats, decides to turn Starcross Hall into a hat museum. He buys thousands but then realises that he has no money to advertise their new venture. Winnie invites a journalist to write about the new museum and, as a result, the article draws in thousands excited by the ghosts and the awful hats.

The next plan is to invite Circus Tombelini to perform in the grounds and, at the same time they will display the Eye of Mumbai, a turban with a large famous ruby. Can it be protected from Magpie McCracken, the jewel thief? This is a great story of friendship and family with many zany happenings and adventures, told with humour and kindness. Well worth buying and keeping on a shelf to read again and again.
William White


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