Pip: The Story of Olive
Olive Garnaut likes things in pairs. But even with her own perfectly symmetrical family, body and bedroom, Olive has only ever felt half. How incredible, then, that one day Pip should appear. She is everything Olive is not..
What happened to Olive wasn't because she'd only ever felt half. It didn't even happen because her house was full of crap-knacks and clutter, because she called her mother Mog, or because she knew of a man named William Peters Mustard Seed. It wasn't because she had a peculiar relationship with the number two, or because her skin was the exact colour of chicken loaf. Although there was never any doubt that it was a shake-it-all-about hokey-pokey of each one of these things, what happened to Olive couldn't have happened without Mathilda Graham.
This poignant story of a girl's search for identity and family is at times funny, insightful, thoughtful, and is written with intelligence and exquisite word-craft. I couldn't put it down.' Good Reading, 5 starsWith a voice fresh as a sea breeze and warm as a summer's day, Pipis delightfully funny, yet poignant I loved this wonderfully warm, touching story and was completely captivated by Olive (and Pip).' Readings, 5 starsa lovely, lovely book Though it was only recently written, it has the makings of a classic ' The Bookbag, 5 stars
Kim Kane was born in London in a bed bequeathed by Wordsworth to '.a writer, a painter or a poet'. Despite this auspicious beginning, she went on to practise law. ..In 2004, Kim threw her unbridled materialism to the wind and started to write. Kim now works exactly part-time as a lawyer and exactly part-time as a writer and the combination is perfect. ..Kim has noticed that most proper children's writers like chickens. Kim hates chickens. She does, however, like being backstage, her nephew, Angus, and, if she is strictly honest, most fatty snacks. Above all of these things (except perhaps Angus), Kim likes telling stories, and on a good writing day she wouldn't trade her life for anything. ..Pip: the story of Olive is Kim's first novel. Writing it very nearly killed her.