Synopses & Reviews
Olivia Kidney's new apartment building is crazy! Talking lizards crawling everywhere. A tropical rainforest growing in 7B. Even an apartment made entirely of glass! Maybe her father will get fired from his job as the building super, and they can leave. But Olivia is tired of moving from place to place, from school to school. What she wouldn't give for a little slice of sanity. And maybe a friend to share it with.
In the tradition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland comes a remarkable debut novel that is quirky, magical, and completely genuine. Ellen Potter offers us a world where even the oddest of characters feel right at home. Olivia Kidney has all the makings of a classic.
At once exuberant and poignant, PotterÆs cunningly crafted first novel [is] a memorable debut. (Publishers Weekly
, starred review)
In the tradition of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" comes a remarkable debut novel that is quirky, magical, and completely genuine. Setting her story in an apartment building made entirely of glass, Potter takes readers into a world where even the oddest of characters feel right at home. Illustrations.
Olivia Kidney has just moved to another new apartment building, and Olivia?s the new kid in school, again. Olivia thinks she?s fed up with new places . . . until she gets a look at her building! Sure, it looks normal from the outside, but inside things are crazy. There are talking lizards crawling everywhere. An exiled princess haunts the hallways, and Olivia finds one apartment made entirely of glass! She?s meeting fantastical characters and seeing wondrous sights that make Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland
seem tame. But among all the ghosts and pirates and princesses, can Olivia find a friend?