A fast-paced adventure series perfect for readers 8+, from award-winning author Sue Whiting.

Pearly Woe is a worrier.

But there is no room for worries when you are trying to prove yourself. Yet this is little comfort to Adventurologist-in-training, Pearly Woe, as she motors down the mighty Mekong River on another adventure. Pearly, Pig and the entire Woe family are destined for the kingdom of Anachak, where they plan to search for the lost city of Mu Savan.

A jungle adventure! What could go wrong?

Everything. Of course!


Sue Whiting is an award-winning children’s and YA author and editor who has worked in publishing for 20+ years. Sue was senior commissioning editor and publishing manager for Walker Books Australia for many years before leaving in 2016 to concentrate on her writing. As a storyteller and schools’ performer, Sue has informed, inspired and entertained thousands of kids across the country. She is also a freelance children’s book editor and writing coach, and the author of numerous books, including the bestselling Missing, the acclaimed The Book of Chance and a number of CBCA Notable Books. Sue’s latest books are Pearly and Pig and the Great Hairy Beast, the first in a new junior fiction series, and the narrative nonfiction picture book The Echidna Near my Place, illustrated by Cate James.

Rebecca Crane studied Illustration at Edinburgh University and has an MA in Character Animation. She was author and illustrator of Barkley, and has illustrated many books including My Very Own Space written by Pippa Goodhart. She now lives in London.


This is a wonderful story about overcoming self-doubt, trusting your instincts, and the importance of family. Readers aged 8 – 12 will love this story

Lamont Books

The second in this series brings the beloved characters back and reassures us that whilst some things look like they might change, there will always be people and things that are constants in our lives. […]I’m really looking forward to seeing where Pearly and Pig go next!

Ashleigh Meikle

There’s plenty of action, great characters and a whiff of Indiana Jones in this novel.


Throughout the story readers meet a new cast of characters, some villainous, others cheeky, and some reliable, but we’re not always sure who is who… Pearly and Pig and the Lost City of Mu Suvan feels like a very complimentary, cohesive follow up. There is a consistency in the characters, the content level and the reading level.

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