A very lively story about a girl who is born into a circus - she is pulled out of a magician's hat! When she starts at boarding school she is worried about settling in. She meets lots of weird and wonderful characters - strict teachers, snobbish girls and a strange receptionist... When a collection of Egyptian artefacts are loaned to the school it is up to Poppy and her friends - Ingrid and Kip - to solve the mystery of the missing ruby. Very funny - a real laugh out loud story.