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Olive's Big Secret Hardcover – 1 Mar 2012
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Young children will be riveted by this masterfully paced, puppy-love drama, played out with an array of quirky animals in contemporary comic style. The measure of individuality is each character's ability to keep a secret. There is the gossipmonger, the one who does not care, the one who tries to keep a secret, and the one who doesn't... A delightful, surefire conversation starter on the do's and don'ts of secrets among friends.--School Library Journal (starred review)Freeman's brisk storytelling and comically expressive cast of anthropomorphic animals make an all-too-familiar situation feel fresh...The stagelike composition and the characters' penchant for theatrical gestures keep the mood as light as a French farce while still conveying sympathy for Molly--and empathy for the tough task of being a secret keeper.--Publishers Weekly (starred review) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Tor Freeman graduated from Kingston University with a BA in Illustration in 1999. She has been writing and illustrating for children ever since. Her books include Turtle and Me, written by Robie H. Harris and published by Templar in 2011 and Ambrose Goes for Gold (Macmillan). She lives in West London and illustrates from home whilst listening to audio books and trying to keep out of the kitchen.