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Stunningly illustrated by award winning illustrator Catherine Rayner, this is a handsome gift edition of an enduring classic by best-selling author Michael Bond the creator of Paddington Bear. Olga da Polga’s devil-may-care-charm soon gets her away from the pet shop and off into a thrilling new life. From her airy cage in the garden of her new owner Olga meets Noel the cat, Fangio the hedgehog and Graham the tortoise who soon get embroiled in her stories and adventures.
From the very beginning there was not the slightest doubt that Olga da Polga was the sort of guinea-pig who would go places. Michael Bond's guinea-pig has been charming readers for 40 years. Her garden companions soon discover that Olga loves an audience and from the moment she arrives she tells them stories about her wild and exciting adventures. Although they are not always sure whether to believe everything Olga says, one thing is certain-since Olga moved in, life is never dull! Whether she's Olga the explorer, Olga the prizewinner, or Olga the storyteller, she is always Olga da Polga!
'There are a great many animal stories on the bookshelves these days, but it takes a lot to beat the charm and gentle humour of Olga da Polga ... Just sit back and enjoy.' Home and School
Publication date: 02/08/2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
|Publication date:||6th October 2011|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
Michael Bond 13 Jan 1926 - 28 June 2017. Born in Newbury, Berkshire, England he was educated at Presentation College, Reading. During World War II Michael Bond served in both the Royal Air Force and the Middlesex Regiment of the British Army. He began writing in 1945 and sold his first short story to a magazine called London Opinion. This experience helped him decide that he wanted to be a writer. Michael Bond never thought of writing for children but, after producing a number of short stories and radio plays, his agent suggested that he adapt a television play for children. His first book, A ...More About Michael Bond
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