Item description for Olivia Kidney by Ellen Potter, Peter H. Reynolds & Carmen Aguilar...
Olivia Kidney has just moved to another new apartment building, and Olivia's the new kid in school, again. Olivia thinks she's fed up with new places . . . until she gets a look at her building! Sure, it looks normal from the outside, but inside things are crazy. There are talking lizards crawling everywhere. An exiled princess haunts the hallways, and Olivia finds one apartment made entirely of glass! She's meeting fantastical characters and seeing wondrous sights that make Alice's Adventures in Wonderland seem tame. But among all the ghosts and pirates and princesses, can Olivia find a friend?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date May 30, 2006
ISBN 8478714081 ISBN13 9788478714087
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More About Ellen Potter, Peter H. Reynolds & Carmen Aguilar
Ellen Potter is the author of ten books including the bestselling Olivia Kidney series, as well as award winning novels, SLOB, The Kneebone Boy, and The Humming Room. Her most recent series for boys, Otis Dooda: Strange But True, is a Cybils nominee. Learn more about Ellen at ellenpotter.com Qin Leng was born in Shanghai and lived in France and Montreal, where she studied at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. She has received many awards for her animated short films and artwork, and has published numerous picture books. Qin currently lives and works as a designer and illustrator in Toronto.
Reviews - What do customers think about Olivia Kidney?
Olivia Kidney Sep 25, 2007
Olivia Kidney is a great book about a girl that needs a friend. She has a good imagination and is a very good listener. She is able in just an ordinary everyday apartment house to use her skills and find herself in her own amazing adventures. She is like a good friend I would have if I knew her in real life! Check it out!
Maya, age 8
First-rate! Jul 22, 2007
Olivia Kidney is a first-rate kid in a first-rate book. Everyone feels lonely from time to time but Olivia's got it bad. Her father's job is working as a superintendent for apartment buildings. The problem is he's not very good at fixing things. So they're always moving. And since her mom left, things are especially hard.
Now they've moved to another new place. At her new school, Olivia hasn't made any friends AND she has to go see the school psychiatrist. It couldn't get worse, right? Wrong? When Olivia comes home, she can't find her key. Luckily a neighbor lets her into the building. But she still can't get into her apartment and that's when all the trouble really starts.
The author, Ellen Potter has done an excellent job in creating a wild ride through Olivia's adventure. The characters are fun, funny and bit freaky too. At first, I was a bit trepidacious as Olivia started adventuring from apartment to apartment. But she always landed on her feet, so I felt more comfortable as I suspended belief while Olivia met one character odder than the next. Finally all is well as - with a splash and a buzz - the story is brought full circle with a thoroughly wonderful and satisfying ending.
Olivia Kidney Apr 13, 2007
Olivia Kidney is an exciting book that I would recommend to kids of all ages. Olivia Kidney is a girl that is constantly moving from apartment to apartment because of her dad's job as a superintendent at the apartment. She meets this woman in her apartment that has glass floors and walls, and she can see through above, beside and below into the other rooms. Then Olivia goes to Master Clive and he tells her a story. The story is about these ships hearing a beautiful sound. They follow it and it turns out that its really a trap that lizards set up to kill the people on the ship and steal all of there money. Olivia, ends up on the island of lizards and finds the shell. Do the lizards kill her or not? The setting in this book are very interesting. There are a lot of different places she goes to. The first one is her new apartment. It has twenty-three floors and she lives on the fourteenth floor. Everyone is annoyed with her because she is too loud. The second place is Master Clive's house. She lives in a wooden, kind of tree house thing. Its really dirty. Last but not least she ends up on the Beach. The lizards are in charge of the beach. This is for sure one of the funnest books I have ever read.
Interesting and fun book Feb 28, 2007
I thought this book was really cool and interesting because of all the scenes and problems she had faced. I thought the glass apartment was awesome i even read this book for my book repost for school and made a diarama of the glass apartment.!!! i recommened this book to any adventure lover.
Olivia Kidney Jan 31, 2006
If you lost your apartment keys would you search all over for them? You probably would. Well it all started one day when this girl named Olivia kidney lost her apartment keys at school. She had just moved into a new apartment and a new school, so as you would expect she didn't know her way around. As she was looking for her keys she ran into many strange things such as talking lizards, a rainforest apartment, ghosts that only she could see, and even an apartment made entirely of glass!! Olivia Kidney is a shy and open girl, she is ready for anything coming her way as she is looking for her apartment keys she has to face almost death. My favorite character in this book is Olivia. She is an intelligent little girl who is on a mission and nothing can get in the way. I would defiantly recommend this book to girls. I would also recommend this book to someone who likes adventurous, dramatic, and funny books.