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  • Published: 4 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760892319
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $14.99

Pippa's Island 1: The Beach Shack Cafe




A gorgeous new series about friendships, family and seaside adventures, from our beloved bestselling author Belinda Murrell!

Pippa has just arrived at a new school, in a new town, and even living on a gorgeous island isn’t cheering her up. Her arrival causes ripples at Kira Island Primary School – but Pippa soon starts to make friends with eco-warrior Meg, boho-chick Charlie, and fashionista and cupcake baker Cici.

Pippa’s mum plans to buy a rustic old boatshed and start a bookshop cafe, and Pippa worries they’ll lose all their money in this madcap venture – until her new friends come to the rescue to help get the grand opening back on track.

Will Kira Island ever feel like home?

  • Published: 4 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760892319
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Belinda Murrell

At about the age of eight, Belinda Murrell began writing stirring tales of adventure, mystery and magic in hand-illustrated exercise books. As an adult, she combined two of her great loves – writing and travelling the world – and worked as a travel writer, journalist and public relations consultant. Now, inspired by her own three children, Belinda is an award-winning, internationally published children’s author with a history of writing in her family that spans over 200 years. She has written more than 35 books including The Sun Sword trilogy and her time-slip adventures, The Locket of Dreams, The Ruby Talisman, The Ivory Rose,The Forgotten Pearl, The River Charm, The Sequin Star, and The Lost Sapphire. For younger readers Belinda has her popular Lulu Bell and Pippa’s Island series. Her latest book is The Golden Tower, a timeslip/fantasy set in a magical Italian Renaissance inspired world. Belinda lives in Manly in a gorgeous old house overlooking the sea with her husband Rob, her three beautiful children – Nick, Emily and Lachlan – and her dog Rosie. She is an Author Ambassador for Room to Read and Books in Homes. Find out more about Belinda at her website www.belindamurrell.com.au

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Praise for Pippa's Island 1: The Beach Shack Cafe

The first book in a cute new series, Pippa’s Island is the perfect antidote to the winter cold.

Total Girl

Belinda Murrell, one of our best loved authors, has cracked it again with a splendid new series once again celebrating family, friendships, community spirit and girl power. Throw in a simply gorgeous tropical island setting and you have a winning combination.

Sue Warren, losangzopa.wordpress.com

Belinda Murrell's enjoyable new series Pippa's Island celebrates family, friendship and food, with the idyllic setting of Kira Island providing wonderful opportunities for new experiences ... This is a fabulous introduction to the Pippa's Island series

Rhyllis Bignell, readplus.com.au

This is the first in a wonderful new series that middle to senior primary girls will love, by one of my favourite authors, Belinda Murrell ... A really enjoyable story of family, friendship and new beginnings, but also of community involvement and acceptance.

Sam, lamontbooks.com.au

The Beach Shack Café is a cool book for 8-12-year-old girls. It has a really fresh, modern feeling and is a delight to read.

kids-bookreview.com

Primary school readers who have ever had to change schools will no doubt relate to Pippa’s fear of starting at a new school and making new friends ... The tone and language is charmingly informal with the effect being the reader will almost feel like they’re taking a sneaky look inside Pippa’s diary.

Mercedes Maguire, Daily Telegraph

Awards & recognition

Environment Award for Children's Literature

Shortlisted  •  2018  •  Fiction

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