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!

Illustrated by Rebecca Crane
Novel for readers 8–11
Walker Books Australia
ISBN: 9781760655457

MARCH 2023

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“… This can certainly be read as a stand alone title, although I am sure those who read Book 1 will be delighted that they [Pearly and Pig] are back for a second adventure! … a wonderful story about overcoming self-doubt, trusting your instincts, and the importance of family. Readers aged 8 – 12 will love this story.” Sam from Lamont Books

“Recommended … The story’s underlying message is about being resourceful, smart and brave. It is also about adults allowing their children to take risks and trust them. This is a terrific positive story and will make a great read-aloud as a class novel for early primary years students. There is a lot of potential for creative learning spin offs from it …” Jo Marshall ReadPlus

” … I think readers of this series will love this book and I definitely recommend starting from the first book to get everything joyful about these characters from both books. I’m really looking forward to seeing where Pearly and Pig go next!” Ashleigh Meikle, The Book Muse

“… Each chapter cleverly ends on a cliff hanger and you just have to keep doing one more chapter to ease your nerves. Both books in the series would make a terrific class novel, lots to chat about, but above all it’s an exciting and engaging reading experience with something in there for everyone! Loved it.” Rachel Robson, Gleebooks

“This is the second instalment in Sue Whiting’s middle grade series featuring an unconfident adventurer, Pearly, and her hyper-intelligent pet pig, and if you liked the first one, chances are you’ll also like the second …” Cherie Bell, Reading Time 


2024 CBCA Book of the Year Awards, Notable Book, Younger Readers Category


Guest Post on A.L. Tait’s blog: Read Aloud, Read Strong: Why classroom read aloud novels are important and how to choose one, featuring Pearly and Pig and the Lost City of Mu Savan

Reading with a Chance of Tacos Podcast – Sue Whiting on Writing

Reading with a Chance of Tacos – Mini Tacos (Kids) Podcast