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Ellen Potter

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Ellen Potter is the author of many children's books, including the Olivia Kidney series, Pish Posh, SLOB, and The Kneebone Boy. Her non-fiction book, Spilling Ink; a Young Writer’s Handbook, was co-authored by Anne Mazer

Olivia Kidney was awarded Child magazine’s “Best Children’s Book Award” and was selected as one of the “Books of the Year” by Parenting magazine.

SLOB is on more than 10 state book award lists and was selected for the Junior Library Guild.

Spilling Ink; A Young Writer’s Handbook was a New York Public Library Top 100 Children’s Book for 2010 and a Children’s Literature Assembly 2011 Notable Book.

Her newest series is Piper Green and the Fairy Tree.


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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 2,773 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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The Kneebone Boy
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 2,393 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Piper Green and the Fairy Tree by Ellen Potter
"This second installment in the Piper Green series for early readers provides a good lesson on friendship, cooperation, and finding creative solutions to problems. Readers will wish they had a fairy tree of their own or a chance to take a lobster b..." Read more of this review »
Piper Green and the Fairy Tree by Ellen Potter
"This Book Two Is, If Anything, Better Than Book One

You know that old prescription - "moderation in all things"? Well, these Fairy Tree books strike me as perfect examples of how well that works as a guiding principle when it comes to early chapter..." Read more of this review »
Piper Green and the Fairy Tree by Ellen Potter
"Children will love the spunky, main character, Piper who jumps into everything both feet first without thinking anything through first. Add her very own fairy tree that gives her an unexpected surprise when she drops something nice into the fairy..." Read more of this review »
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“All great adventures have moments that are really crap.”
Ellen Potter, The Kneebone Boy

“Look, when do the really interesting things happen? Not when you've brushed your teeth and put on your pyjamas and are cozy in bed. They happen when you are cold and uncomfortable and hungry and don't have a roof over your head for the night.”
Ellen Potter, The Kneebone Boy

“...when you start to feel like you are better than someone else, you should probably stick your head in a toilet because at that moment your thoughts are crap.”
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