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Pandemonium in New York-bookcover

By: Alexandra Hammond

Pandemonium in New York

Pages: 84 Ratings: 5.0
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Find out what happens after Ponchos, the factory-made panda, wakes up lost and alone on the stairs of the Empire State Building in the United States of America. Discover the magical world of the zoo where animals talk and plot, and bring New York to a standstill. How could such a cute little bear cause so much trouble to an evil gang who are plotting to steal the jewel of the zoo, a baby panda on loan from China? Will they succeed? Will Ponchos ever find his family again?

Alexandra spent her early years in Pakistan and Africa before coming to live in England. Pandemonium in New York came out of a trip to America, where she lost her panda in the Empire State Building which was sent back to England with a note of his travels. Alexandra worked for 40 years in the NHS, mostly in Children and Young Peoples Services. Alexandra lives with her husband, Tim, in Oxfordshire. She has 3 grown-up children and 5 grandchildren who are her pride and joy.

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  • Gail Stockford

    The author is a friend of mine and I purchased this book to support her - I didn’t have any idea how much I would enjoy it myself!! Although aimed at 6-9-year-olds, it made this 61-year-old laugh out loud with tears running down my cheeks. The characters are beautifully described and completely believable, and I am sure the occasional references to ‘ rude things’ will entertain children greatly. The story is well constructed and draws you in to want to keep reading. There are lots of gentle learning points included and I can imagine adults taking the opportunities presented to reinforce these. It is very much a book for sharing. I have now passed the book on to an 8-year-old better-qualified critic - I hope he loves it as much as I do.

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