Olive and the Big Secret by Tor Freeman


Olive and the Big Secret by Tor Freeman

When Molly shares a secret with Olive, the urge to tell is just too great for Olive. She tells Joe who tells Matt who tells Lola. But Lola is best friends with Molly. The secret is out, and Olive is in big trouble! With adorable childlike characters in their mannerisms, behaviour and dialogue, young children will relate and parents will laugh at how well-observed they are.


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

--and empathy for the tough task of being a secret keeper.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

About the Author

Tor Freeman has been illustrating children's books since graduating from Kingston University in 1999. She was born in London but lived for five years in California as a child, and has spent time in her mother's home country of South Africa. AMBROSE GOES FOR GOLD, first published in 2008, was Tor's first book with Macmillan, followed by ONE PIG WENT FOR A DRIVE (978-1-4050-2207-1) and she is currently working on her third. To see more from Tor, visit the fascinating and funny www.torfreeman.com.

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32 pages


Tor Freeman
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Publication date

1st March 2013



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