Olive of Groves

Publisher details

Olive of Groves
Author
Katrina Nannestad
Publisher
HarperCollins
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
19 October, 2015

Synopsis

Olive has always dreamed of attending boarding school, but Mrs Groves' Boarding School for Naughty Boys, Talking Animals and Circus Performers is not what she expected. To tell the truth, dear reader, it is not what anyone expected!The headmistress is completely bonkers and Pig McKenzie, school bully and all-round nasty swine, is determined to make Olive's life unbearable.Olive, however, is clever, sweet and kind, and soon gains the loyalty and devotion of three rats, a short-sighted moose, a compulsive liar and a goose who faints at the sight of cherries.But will friendship and wits be enough when Pig McKenzie puts his Truly Wicked Plan into gear? Or will Olive be cast out of Groves forever?'Exciting, imaginative, charming and very, very funny' - Judith Rossell, award-winning author of WITHERING-BY-SEA 
Katrina Nannestad
About the author

Katrina Nannestad

Katrina Nannestad grew up in central-western NSW. After studying arts and education at the University of New England in Armidale, she worked as a primary school teacher. Her first teaching job was at a tiny two-teacher school in the bush. Katrina now lives near Bendigo with her husband and two sons. Her first book, BUNGALOO CREEK, was published by ABC Books in 2001.
 

Books by Katrina Nannestad

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