Penny Pollard is back, in a brand-new edition.
Penny Pollard hates: old people, Annette Smurton (who has her own horse), wearing dresses, and doing homework. On a school excursion she meets someone just as rebellious as herself: Mrs Edith Bettany (nearly) eighty-one years old and a new friend for Penny.
This is Penny s diary.
The Penny Pollard series of books has been read and loved by thousands of children around the world since Penny Pollard’s Diary was first published in 1983. Now the first of the classic Australian series has a brand new cover, and a whole new generation of readers can be introduced to this funny, feisty girl who knows her own mind at all times and isn’t afraid of anything.
Born in Kempsey, New South Wales, Robin Klein has now had more than forty books published. Many have been shortlisted for the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award, including People Might Hear You (1984), Seeing Things (1984), Hating Alison Ashley (1985), Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (1986).
Came Back to Show You I Could Fly won a Human Rights Award for Literature in 1989. It also won the 1990 Australian Children's Book of the Year Award, Older Readers, and was shortlisted for the 1990 Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the 1990 NSW Premier's Literary Award. This outstanding novel was named a White Raven book at the 1990 Bologna Children's Book Fair.
Her novel for older readers, The Listmaker, won the 1990 South Australian Festival Award for Literature.
In 1991 Robin Klein was awarded the Dromkeen Medal for her significant contribution to the appreciation and development of children's literature in Australia. Robin was the recipient of an honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Letters - Honoris Causa), from the University of Newcastle in 2004.