Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster

‘My name is not actually Penny Dreadful. It is Penelope Jones. The Dreadful bit is my dad’s JOKE. But I do not see the funny side. Plus it is not even true that I am dreadful. It’s just that sometimes my BRILLIANT IDEAS™ don’t work out completely brilliantly. Like I didn’t mean for my cousin to end up bald and covered in superglue, and I also didn’t mean to steal our neighbour’s dog and make him speak Russian. It’s not my fault. I can’t help it. I’m just a Magnet for Disaster…’



  • Shortlisted for the 2011 Roald Dahl Funny Prize
  • Winner of the Surrey Book Award 2012
  • A Booktrust ‘Book of the Year’ 2011)


‘This super book has three hilarious adventures that will amuse boys and girls alike. Laugh out loud…’
(Ed’s Reading Room)

‘Propelled by a great sense of humour, these highly-illustrated stories are perfect for anyone who enjoys a laugh.’ (Julia Eccleshare, lovereading4kids)

‘Boys as well as girls will race through these stories, giggling all the way.’ (Booktrust)

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