Run, Pip, Run (Pip #1)
Pip Sullivan's tenth birthday was a disaster - and that was only the beginning. With her beloved Sully in hospital and the welfare hot on her heels, Pip needs time, money and a place to stay. She's determined to stay one step ahead of Senior Constable Molly Dunlop! With help from her friends - including a psychic cat and a canine escape artist - Pip needs to stay out of dreaded foster homes so she can help Sully get better. Run, Pip, Run is a warm-hearted story about a small girl on her own in a big city, but who knows a thing or two about loyalty, bravery and friendship.
2016 AU; Winner of the Readings Children's Book Prize
Shortlisted for Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year: Lower Primary Children 2015.
When J.C. Jones was growing up in England, she nearly set the bed on fire when she put the lamp under the sheets so she could read all night. You might think that would put her off books, but no. She still reads a lot and she especially enjoys stories about kids who dare to be different, probably inspired by characters from the tales of magical chocolate factories and enchanted gardens she loved as a child...Today, she lives in Sydney in an old, crumbling - but sadly unhaunted - house, and likes going to the local park to walk her imaginary dog...