Olive of Groves

Olive of Groves

Book 1
HarperCollins Australia
Ages 9-12

Shortlisted for the 2016 Indie Awards, this bookseller favourite is now in paperback!

Olive has always dreamed of attending boarding school, but Mrs Groves' Boarding School for Naughty Boys, Talking Animals and Circus Performers is not what she expected. To tell the truth, dear reader, it is not what anyone expected!

The headmistress is completely bonkers and Pig McKenzie, school bully and all-round nasty swine, is determined to make Olive's life unbearable.

Olive, however, is clever, sweet and kind, and soon gains the loyalty and devotion of three rats, a short-sighted moose, a compulsive liar and a goose who faints at the sight of cherries.

But will friendship and wits be enough when Pig McKenzie puts his Truly Wicked Plan into gear? Or will Olive be cast out of Groves forever?

'Exciting, imaginative, charming and very, very funny' - Judith Rossell, award-winning author of WITHERING-BY-SEA

Ages: 8-12

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About the author

Katrina Nannestad is an award-winning Australian author. Her books include The Girl Who Brought Mischief, The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome, the Olive of Groves series, the Red Dirt Diaries series, the Lottie Perkins series and Bungaloo Creek.

Katrina grew up in country New South Wales in a neighbourhood stuffed full of happy children. Her adult years have been spent teaching, raising boys, perfecting her recipe for chocolate-chip bickies and pursuing her love of stories. She now lives near Bendigo with her family and an exuberant black whippet called Olive.

Learn more at www.katrinanannestad.com

Lucia Masciullo grew up in Livorno, Tuscany, among smells of saltiness and rosemary. In 2006 she moved to Queensland and since then has become a much-loved, award-winning Australian illustrator. Her books include THE BOY AND THE TOY, COME DOWN, CAT and THE WILD ONE (all with Sonya Hartnett) and OLIVE OF GROVES (with Katrina Nannestad).

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Additional Information

Publisher
HarperCollins Australia
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Published on
Oct 19, 2015
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781460703533
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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