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Dec 04 2011

The Summer Gang by Cornelia Funke

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The first CHIX adventure. Chicken House, 2011. ISBN 9781904442868. $16. 166 pages.
(Age 10+) Best friends Charlie, Hannah, Izzie and Xa form a secret girl's club (CHIX) to seek adventure and have fun. They have to deal with rivalry from an all boys gang and some family dramas. The story ends with us wondering about a family secret so readers will be keen to find the next in the series on the shelves.
Cornelia Funke is a best selling German author and with her blend of warmth and humour in writing about children's lives it is easy to see why. This series will be popular with girls looking for an easy to read series with engaging characters. The publishers have chosen wisely with an eye catching cover.
Chris Lloyd

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