Book Club: Maddy Yip’s Guide to Life

Book Club: Maddy Yip’s Guide to Life

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Maddy Yip's Guide to LifeDiscover August’s book club title, Maddy Yip’s Guide to Life by Sue Cheung (Andersen Press). We’re delighted to be sharing this marvellously madcap story with you to enjoy in a book club setting – whether with friends, family or your school mates.

Read an extract from the book here, or download our questions to use for discussion in your own book club. Click here to watch all our brilliant videos with Sue Cheung, including her favourite book recommendations (also available here). You can listen to her read from Maddy Yip’s Guide to Life, find out how she created the crazy cast of characters, and discover her superpower! Also, check out our latest Book Club snack recipe, inspired by Maddy Yip’s Guide to Life – this month we are making a No Cook Fruit Cake.

Maddy Yip's Guide to HolidaysIf you love Maddy Yip’s Guide to Life, we’ve got great news! The sequel, Maddy Yip’s Guide to Holidays, is coming soon.

Maddy Yip's Guide to Life

Maddy Yip's Guide to Life

Written by: Sue Cheung
Publisher: Andersen Press

Maddy Yip is perfectly happy in life, until she realises that everyone she knows has a talent – except for her! Maddy is determined to change that, with the help of her brothers, bewildered grandad and her best friend Dev. There are disastrous attempts at breakdancing and playing the recorder, revolting cakes, and a magic disappearing trick that ends up with an escaped guinea pig. Will Maddy ever find her true calling?

Discover our Q&A videos with Sue Cheung, read an extract from the book and download our questions to spark discussions in your own Book Club! You can also order all the Book Club titles online here.

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About the author

Sue Cheung

Sue Cheung was born in the Midlands and spent her early years clowning about and busily scribbling and drawing. At the age of 16 she seized her chance to become an artist by winning a scholarship to the London College of Fashion. Later, Sue went into advertising and worked her way up to Art Director. She now freelances as a designer from her home in Bournemouth, where she writes and illustrates children’s books. Her first novel for Young Adults, Chinglish, won the Diverse Book Award.  She also writes under the name of Sue Pickford. For more information visit

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