The Princess of the Fillmore Street School
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The Princess of the Fillmore Street School

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by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Mitchell Sharmat, Denise Brunkus
     
 

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Perfect Desiree seeks the help of wealthy problem solver Olivia Sharp in becoming princess of the school. Olivia Sharp, Agent for Secrets.  See more details below

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Perfect Desiree seeks the help of wealthy problem solver Olivia Sharp in becoming princess of the school. Olivia Sharp, Agent for Secrets.

Editorial Reviews

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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

School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-- A slow moving story with little substance. Olivia Sharp is an ``Agent for Secrets,'' but those expecting a detective story will be disappointed, for Olivia is more of a social worker than an investigator. Her ``case'' involves few secrets since her client Desiree wants to be Princess of the Fillmore Street School, and everyone knows it. Desiree makes herself obnoxious by insisting that everyone be as perfect as she is. Olivia ``solves'' the case initially by giving Desiree money for her various projects designed to promote perfection. Since Olivia is wealthy and independent, doling out cash is no problem. Her parents are in Europe and the only adults around--a housekeeper and a chauffeur--exist merely to feed her or to provide transportation. If all this sounds unrealistic and irresponsible, it is. When Olivia finally convinces Desiree to give up her campaign by just telling her that she can't be perfect and bossy, one wonders why that didn't happen 40 pages earlier. The black-and-white illustrations are sprightly, but add little to the colorless plot. Young readers interested in real secrets should stick with Sharmat's own ``Nate the Great'' series (Coward) or Elizabeth Levy's ``Something Queer'' series (Delacorte). --Lori A. Janick, Parkwood Elementary School, Pasadena, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440420606
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/10/2005
Series:
Olivia Sharp: Agent for Secrets Series, #1
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
491,131
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.61(h) x 0.18(d)
Lexile:
450L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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The Princess Of The Fillmore Street School (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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