By Nannestad, KatrinaIllustrated by Masciullo, Lucia
The third adventure in this incomparably witty and charming series from award-winning author Katrina Nannestad How absolutely splendid! Dust the doorknobs. Polish the silver. Roll out the red carpet. The Queen is coming to Mrs Groves' Boarding School for Naughty Boys, Talking Ani...mals and Circus Performers for tea! Nothing, absolutely nothing, could possibly spoil this right royal moment. Except for the return of scheming villain, Pig McKenzie ...and the arrival of a strange, harsh woman called Thistlebloom ...and the fact that the Inspector of Schools has promised to close the doors of Groves forever if the Queen's visit does not run smoothly ...Oh deary, deary me! Nothing ever runs smoothly at Groves! Someone needs to take control. Someone clever, brave and practical. Someone with big ideas and an even bigger heart. Someone named Olive. But does our beloved heroine have what it takes, or is this the end of Groves, once and for all? Ages 8-12Read more
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Katrina Nannestad is an award-winning Australian author. Her books include The Girl Who Brought Mischief, the Girl, the Dog and the Writer series, the Olive of Groves series, the Red Dirt Diaries series, the Lottie Perkins series and Bungaloo Creek. Katrina grew up in country New South Wales in a neighbourhood stuffed full of happy children. Her adult years have been spent teaching, raising boys, perfecting her recipe for chocolate-chip bickies and pursuing her love of stories. She now lives near Bendigo with her family and an exuberant black whippet called Olive. Learn more at www.katrinanannestad.com Lucia Masciullo grew up in Livorno, Tuscany and she moved to Queensland in 2006. Since then she has become a much-loved, award-winning Australian illustrator. Her books include The Boy and the Toy, Come Down, Cat, The Wild One (all with Sonya Hartnett) and Olive Of Groves trilogy (with Katrina Nannestad). The Hole, with Kerry Brown, was published in 2018, and My Real Friend (her second collaboration with David Hunt after The Nose Pixies) is due in 2019.
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