Unlike the rest of her family, Pearl Wolfbane is neat and tidy and is delighted to note that everyone else in Primrose Drive – the street into which her unconventional family has just moved – is normal, too. She does her best to keep her room neat and tidy amid the chaos the others are wreaking. When the Wolbanes’ neighbours, the Rigid-Smythes, return home to No. 33 a few days later, Dudley Rigid-Smythe is horrified. He’d hoped to buy No. 34 and turn it into flats, but that’s impossible now that it looks like a film-set of a second-rate horror movie. The two families are set for a collision course, especially when it seems that each of the daughters is much better suited to living in the other’s house
About the Author
Shortlisted for the 2001 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for Raspberries On the Yangtze, Karen has long enjoyed a reputation as one of our finest writers, working in non-fiction and fiction, across all age groups. Born in Canada, she came to live in England at the age of eleven and since then has returned to Canada and lived in Ireland. She now lives in Herefordshire. Her other titles for A&C Black include the Rockets series, Crook Catcher, and two books in the Comix series, Yikes! It’s a Yeti! and Aargh! It’s an Alien.