The Misadventures of Phillip Isaac Penn, by author Donna L. Peterson. Pip is always finding himself in the middle of some kind of trouble, and no wonder! Every day of the week, there are dirt clods to dodge, liars to expose, and dirty cheats to foil. Plagued by problems, Pip somehow manages to figure out a few things that maybe—just maybe—will keep him out of hot water. Hey, it’s not easy being a kid!