Olivia Kidney

Olivia Kidney

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142402344
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/21/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 845,773
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ellen Potter is the author of more than ten books, including the bestselling Olivia Kidney series and the 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 Award nominee. Learn more about Ellen at ellenpotter.com.

Peter Reynolds is an author and illustrator of children’s books and the founder of the educational media company FableVision. The books he has illustrated include Huck Runs Amuck!, Olivia Kidney, and What to Do If an Elephant Stands on Your Foot. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.

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At once exuberant and poignant, Potter's cunningly crafted first novel [is] a memorable debut. (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

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Olivia Kidney 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
superblondgirl on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Boyo and I are listening to this on tape in the car, and then I got the book out to check out the pictures and finished it in book form. It's funny how different a book and a book on tape can be - with the tape you hear all the reader's nuances and the tone is definitely changed, but the characters really come to life. On paper you get pictures and get to use your imagination more.Not that that has anything to do with reviewing this book, which I really enjoyed. The stories were hilarious and exciting and twisted in that great kid book way, and wound together beautifully. Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Olivia Kidney is DEFINITELY the best book I have ever read. In the first few minutes after I cracked it open, I literally got whisked away into the whimsical world of Olivia. I felt sadness along with her after finding out about her brother, triumph as she discovers secrets and brings everyone back together. If you are a fan of fiction and fantasy, and of being entertained, you HAVE to read this book.
meandmom12 More than 1 year ago
This book is great.olivia is so unique.There are so many crazy and fun characters,so many cool settings,and a very heartwarming plot.It's a recipe for a great book.
J_Kaye_s_Book_Blog More than 1 year ago
Olivia Kidney's father only flaw is he can't seem to keep his job as a building superintendent. And every time he loses his job, they have to move. This means, Olivia has to switch schools. To make things worse, his latest job is at a hotel where her neighbors are unfriendly. <br/> One day, she returned from school but found out that she lost her apartment keys. While she waits for her father to come home, a series of events happen and a whole new world opens up. But, the biggest thing of all is Olivia can see and hear things that not everyone else can. <br/> This is the second book I've read by Ellen Potter. Her books are different and unusual - I just love them! I can't wait to read more.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
' My friends and I have a book club and we all read the series and every chapter our mouths dropped. Ellen Potter also wrote Pish Posh so you should read that too!?' Enjoy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Olivia Kidney is the best book in the world. I love it!! I is so fun!! If you are looking for a book for ages 8-12 it is great!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay, so my mom was in England, and she brought me back this book, but then I'm like, oh, this looks really boring. But then i read it and then I'm like WOW! I WORSHIP ELLEN POTTER! LET ME BOW AT HER FEET!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was zany yet extrenely cool with adventure and mystery that never stops. I recommend it for any one who happens to enjoy a full blast of fun. For ages 9 to 100. I anticipated for the day when the seuel would come.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just want to express my concern that this book is recommended for ages 8 and up. The book contains some pretty violent images and many references to the occult (seances, pyschics, ghosts) and I strongly urge parents of younger children (those under 10 certainly) to steer clear of this story and it disturbing tale.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the only Olivia Kidney I have read and I thought it was an awesome book. In some ways I can relate to Olivia (thats my name) and I think it is cool how Ms. Potter connected all of the characters in the story together.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best read I've enjoyed all year. It's easy to get wrapped up and spend a few hours reading it straight through. Olivia is a lovable, lonely 12-year-old who has moved with her dad, a sweet but inept building superintendent, to yet another in a series of New York City apartment buildings (dad's always getting fired). This time they're in a building with some rather weird tenants. Olivia gets to know a lot of them one afternoon when she has lost her keys. She has some pretty wild, and sometimes scary, adventures with them. I'm sure you'll enjoy this book. My friend's 15-year-old daughter loves it, as do some of my 30-something and 40-something friends, both male and female -- anyone with appreciation for a vividly told tale. The author, Ellen Potter, sure has an active imagination. We await the sequel to 'Olivia Kidney' just as much as we do the next 'Harry Potter' installment. (We hope there is a sequel!) It's hard to believe this is Ms. Potter's first book. She really is fabulous.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a terrific book for kids from about 9-14. The writing reminds me of a kind of American Roald Dahl. This is a very funny book that I think will appeal to all kids, especially those who live in apartment buildings themselves. Whether the story is a fantasy or a child's imagining isn't really very important. The episodes in the book are magical and at the same time touch issues in every child's life. My 11 year old really liked the book and so did I. It does have some scary scenes so its not for younger kids, but otherwise highly recommended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This isn't actually a review, just a correction. The author of Olivia Kidney is Ellen Potter. Peter Reynolds is the illustrator. Thanks