Shortlisted for the 2016 Indie Awards, this bookseller favourite is now in paperback!
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
Lucia Masciullo grew up in Livorno, Tuscany and she moved to Queensland in 2006. Since then she has become a much-loved, award-winning Australian illustrator. Her books include The Boy and the Toy, Come Down, Cat, The Wild One (all with Sonya Hartnett) and Olive Of Groves trilogy (with Katrina Nannestad). The Hole, with Kerry Brown, was published in 2018, and My Real Friend (her second collaboration with David Hunt after The Nose Pixies) is due in 2019.
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