Review & Giveaway: The Poppy Pym Series by Laura Wood

I had never heard of the Poppy Pym series before I was contacted. A good blurb on the book sold me I’m afraid in the email. So here I am reviewing this great series for kids, and also on day 1 of the Poppy Pym Blog Tour!

Oh and to host a little giveaway of the two books for you. I think they will make an excellent Christmas gift for kids.

Poppy Pym and the Double Jinx

Poppy Pym and the Double Jinx book cover

Book Description

From the Winner of the Scholastic Montegrappa Prize for New Children’s Writing It’s Halloween at Saint Smithen’s. When the Brimwell town hall burns down, the amateur production of Macbeth is moved to the school and it’s all hands on deck. But when the play is struck by a series of mysterious attacks, it’s up to Poppy, her friends and her circus family to save the play and unmask the culprit.

My Review

I got into Poppy Pym and the Double Jinx straight away.  I actually read this book, which is book 2 before Poppy Pym and the Pharoah’s Curse (book 1) but I didn’t feel disadvantaged at all.

Poppy is a fantastic character that the author Laura Wood has got just perfect. Laura’s writing style is great for kids. Actually great for adults too! I used to love books like this when I was a kid. Mystery, suspense and a who-dunnit! This book fills that spot. I’m not embarrassed to say I adore reading kids books when I have a few spare minutes. If you are looking for a quick adventurous read, the Poppy Pym books are for you!

Title: Poppy Pym and the Double Jinx (Poppy Pym #2)

Author: Laura Wood

Release Date: 1st September 2016

Genre: MG Mystery

Publisher: Scholastic


I have given Poppy Pym and the Double Jinx 5 out of 5 stars.

Poppy Pym and the Pharaoh’s Curse


Poppy Pym and the Pharaoh's Curse

Book Description

The extraordinary story of a little girl raised in a circus who is about to embark on a boarding school adventure. Featuring an ancient Egyptian curse, two best friends (one who wants to be taller and one who knows everything), secretive teachers, dangerous accidents, a mystery to be solved and a menagerie of circus characters.

My Review

The Pharoah’s Curse introduces you to Poppy Pym and her circus family. Poppy was abandoned as a baby and brought up by Madame Pym’s Spectacular Travelling Circus. She is about to turn 12 and so her circus family decide to send her to boarding school to meet kids of her own age.

This book is full of humour, mystery, magic and mayhem. Perfect for 9-12 year olds to learn and gather a love for reading and how to get absorbed into a book you are unable to put down. Yet again like Double Jinx a fast paced adventurous read.

I have given Poppy Pym and the Pharoah’s Curse 5 out of 5 stars


Here is the list of the other bloggers participating in the Poppy Pym blog tour. Please pop over and have a look at the other reviews and posts.



Now onto the giveaway. I feel honoured to be able to give away one set of Poppy Pym books to one lucky reader. Please enter via the Rafflecopter below. It’s open to all UK and IRL residents.

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*I was given these products in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

*Terms and Conditions – There is 1 prize of a set (book 1 &2 ) of the Poppy Pym series. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. The winner will be selected at random via from all valid entries and be notified by Twitter. The winner will have 14 days to respond with a valid address before a new winner is selected. Open to all UK and IRL entrants aged 18 or over only. Facebook and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway.

*I am a part of the Amazon affiliate scheme, so if you click on the link to buy I will receive a little back. So thanks if you do.

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133 thoughts on “Review & Giveaway: The Poppy Pym Series by Laura Wood

  1. I would read them to my special needs son and then my youngest two would have them as they love reading. I’m sure I would enjoy them too.

  2. my friends son for christmas (my daughter is only 1 but im sure he would read them to her or pass them to her when he is too old)

  3. I don’t care that I am far too old, these sound exactly the sort of books I loved reading! So I will be reading them myself, and then giving them to my friend’s daughter 🙂

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