Pip: the Story of Olive

Pip: the Story of Olive

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Olive is an only child. She lives by the sea in a ramshackle old house with her mother, Mog, successful, busy and hardly ever at home. Olive is very pale and very quiet and she doesn't quite fit in. But she has a best friend, Mathilda, and that's what matters. And then Mathilda decides to be someone else's best friend. Just as life really can't get much worse, Pip shows up. Brash, loud Pip, who is everything that Olive is not, and is about to cause Olive a whole heap of trouble - and open her up to a whole new world of possibilities.show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 16mm | 181g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • No
  • 055257337X
  • 9780552573375
  • 2,079,148

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"Kane's first novel is original, intelligent and unexpected from the very first line" * The Sunday Times * "Highly original story about finding the strength to be yourself. The story is at times heartbreaking, but it is told with a warmth and humour that are refreshing and at the same time surprising" * www.writeaway.org.uk * "One of the best books in the bundle" * Irish Times * "A must for any parent or child who knows what it's like to live on the margins" * Sunday Tribune * "An original and suprising story" * Choices Magazine *show more

About Kim Kane

Kim Kane was born in London in a bed bequeathed by Wordsworth for '. . . a writer, a dancer or a poet'. Despite this auspicious beginning, she went on to practise law. In 2004, Kim threw her unbridled materialism to the wind and started to write. Kim now works exactly part-time as a lawyer and exactly part-time as a writer and the combination is perfect. Kim has noticed that most proper children's writers like chickens. Kim hates chickens. She does, however, like being backstage, her nephew, Angus, and, if she is strictly honest, most fatty snacks. Above all of these (except perhaps Angus), Kim likes telling stories, and on a good writing day she wouldn't trade her life for anything.show more

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"An original and suprising story"show more

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Olive is an only child. She lives by the sea in a ramshackle old house with her mother, Mog, who is successful, busy and hardly ever at home. Olive is very pale, very quiet and doesn't fit in. But she has a best friend, Mathilda, and that's what matters. And then Mathilda decides to be someone else's best friend. Just as life can't really get much worse, Pip appears. Brash, loud Pip, who may look just like Olive, but is everything that Olive is not. Pip is about to cause Olive a whole heap of trouble - and open her up to a whole new world of possibilities. 'Original and intelligent, and unexpected from the very first line' SUNDAY TIMES '. . . it has the makings of a classic' www.thebookbag.co.ukshow more

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