The Pizza Monster

The Pizza Monster

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by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Mitchell Sharmat, Denise Brunkus
     
 

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“I, Nate the Great, have something to say. My cousin Olivia Sharp is almost (but not quite) the world’s best detective. I solve mysteries. She’s an agent for secrets. You won’t forget Olivia. She won’t let you.”

Olivia sharp is back! Rather than solve mysteries like her cousin Nate, Olivia helps friends with their problems by

Overview

“I, Nate the Great, have something to say. My cousin Olivia Sharp is almost (but not quite) the world’s best detective. I solve mysteries. She’s an agent for secrets. You won’t forget Olivia. She won’t let you.”

Olivia sharp is back! Rather than solve mysteries like her cousin Nate, Olivia helps friends with their problems by detecting what’s wrong beneath the surface. You'll be won over by Olivia’s spunk, eccentricities, and can-do spirit.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for Olivia Sharp:

“Olivia is a refreshingly intelligent female protagonist.”—Booklist

“Fast-moving, lighthearted, genuinely funny, and easily read, this should be a winner.”—Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This inaugural title in the Olivia Sharp, Agent for Secrets series is told in the first person by a slightly daffy rich kid. Olivia has a chauffeur, a housekeeper, three telephones and two bedrooms: ``One to be myself in and one to be a special agent in.'' Because she's lonely (but believes she can't tell anyone) Olivia figures other people have secret problems, too, and she goes into business to discover them. Her first case involves friendship and is resolved happily once she learns that ``sometimes money can solve problems. But sometimes it can't.'' Although not as funny as Sheila Greenwald's Rosy Cole books, which are aimed at the same audience, this attractively designed, easy-to-read title will undoubtedly garner its own fans. Ages 7-9. (May)
Publishers Weekly
A slightly daffy rich kid narrates this inaugural title in a series starring Nate the Great's cousin. "Her first case involves friendship and is happily resolved," according to PW. Ages 6-9. (May) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Written in the first person, Olivia Sharp explains to readers that if they ever need help, she is the one to call. Olivia comes from a very rich family, but is very lonely as her parents are gone much of the time. She decides that if she has problems then other people must have them as well, so she decides to become a detective. Olivia has a unique system for prioritizing phone calls. She installs three phones—the red one is for emergencies, the yellow is for ordinary calls and the blue one is a direct line to her cousin, Nate the Great. And the monster of the title? Well, 50 pizzas may just be a solution for a young man who thinks the world is coming to an end. This is a delightful book and a perfect first chapter book for a young girl who loves to read. The illustrations are fun and complement the text. The detail of a very rich young lady wearing boas and being driven around by a chauffeur adds a unique element to the character. A definite girls' book. 2005, Dell Yearling Books, Ages 8 to 10.
—Kathie M. Josephs
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-- Olivia Sharp is a poor-little-rich-girl-type at loose ends in her San Francisco penthouse. Her parents are in Paris; her chauffeur and her owl are her most reliable companions. Olivia goes into business as an ``agent for secrets;'' her first job is to improve her classmate Duncan's social life. After various failures (most of which do involve pizza, but none of which involves a monster), she (and Duncan) succeed. This book is written as a television show, slick and glitzy, with staccato sentences that will be appropriate for children who are ready for more advanced easy readers. Olivia is a sophisticated child, and her lifestyle will evoke both pity and envy from her readers. (``I waited for Duncan to call back. I read my horoscope. I arranged my credit cards in alphabetical order. I smoothed Hoot's feathers.'') Humorous black-and-white drawings break up the text. Like the story itself, they are somewhat lacking in substance and emotion. An additional title for collections needing popular, accessible ``fluff'' for younger children. --Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440420590
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/10/2005
Series:
Olivia Sharp: Agent for Secrets Series, #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
262,677
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile:
430L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat is the author of all the Nate the Great books. Her husband, Mitchell Sharmat, is the author of many books for children, including the Reading Rainbow Featured Selection Gregory the Terrible Eater. The Sharmats live in Tuscon, Arizona.

Denise Brunkus has illustrated over 60 books, most notably the Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park. She lives in Pittstown, New Jersey.

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Pizza Monster 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
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