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Pea's Book of Big Dreams

(Pea Llewellyn #2)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  10 reviews

Eleven-year-old Pea and her wonderfully wacky family are back for their second adventure in this fabulously funny series.

After securing herself a best friend and settling into London life, Pea is now contemplating her future and what exactly she should be when she grows up. Should she be a writer (like Mum)? An artist (like their crazy new au pair Klaudia)? A footballe

Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 3rd 2013 by Red Fox (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh, I loved this book. It really was even better and tighter than the first Pea book (which I adored), full of delicious humor and wonderful family interactions, and oh did I empathize with poor Pea in her main dilemma. (Having always planned to be a writer like her mum, she suddenly gets a new English teacher who humiliates her and convinces her that she was foolish ever to even dream of that. I actually cried at the climax of that storyline - so well done!)

I can't wait for Pea Book 3 (Pea's Bo
Jul 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: uk-author, ukmg, lgbt
Really lovely series. I really enjoyed this instalment looking at future plans of the young characters and the ideas about being open the possibilities before them being endless. As always I love the diverse characters and the way they are presented in the story. Just fab
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely lovely family-focused middle grade. It's full of humour and coziness but it never slips into feeling unrealistically positive (or unrealistically "modern"). This is just the Llewellyn family, warts and all, trying to figure out what to do with the future. ...more
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a very light-hearted book with comedic action which makes Susie an author who writes books which are an easy read
Daisy May Johnson
The more I read of the Pea books, the more I keep being reminded of how they are a very quiet classic in the world of British children's literature today. They have an almost palpable heritage of the Casson family, Noel Streatfeild, Enid Blyton and read like snow on a school day, crumpets by the fire, and that first day of the school holidays, and they are perfect. Genuinely so. Beamingly so. There's a richness to these books that astounds me and were I to recommend one book for the relevant age ...more
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Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is my favourite book and I could read it over and over again. To me it is like Harry Potter, so thrilling and exciting. So many parts made me laugh and I could never put the book down! I can't wait to read all of her other adventures in her other books! Please read this wonderfully, spectacular book!! ...more
Janey Colbourne
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend all the series about Pea and her family. My preteen daughter and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about this quirky but realistic family. Susie Day writes with humour but also cleverly covers deep and difficult life and family issues in a heartwarming, non-traumatic way.
Meg Denman
Apr 12, 2013 rated it liked it
I thought the book was much too long. I loved the ending. I will recommend it to some of my younger students. My favourite sentence from the book is: "It's been so long since I've written a story I've got nearly too many ideas." ...more
Jan 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Loved this divine little book - perfect for younger readers that like family stories along the lines of Jacqueline Wilson (the worst thing about my sister etc) type stories.. This reminded me very much of a younger Casson Family story.
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s
Absolutely gorgeous book. Loved it so much, even more than the first in the series.
(Reminds me of Hilary McKay's Casson family books.)
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