Ellen Potter





Ellen Potter

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Ellen Potter (born 1973) is an American author of both children's and adult's books (as Ellen Toby-Potter). She grew up in Upper West Side, New York and studied creative writing at Binghamton University and now lives in Candor in upstate New York. She has been a contributor to Cimarron Review, Epoch, The Hudson Review, and Seventeen. Her novel Olivia Kidney was winner of the Child Magazine Best Book award and was a Best Book of the Year selection for 8-12 year-olds by Parenting magazine.

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When I was in the fourth grade I decided I wanted to be a boy. I wasn't the only girl in my class who had arrived at this decision. There were four of us. At the time, everyone was reading a Judy Blume book called Are You There God, It's Me Margaret, in which Margaret joins a club called the Pre-Teen Sensations. The PTS's talked about bras and menstruation. We, on the other hand, w...

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Average rating: 3.85 · 10,096 ratings · 1,789 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
The Humming Room
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 3,439 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Slob
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 2,218 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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The Kneebone Boy
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 1,934 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Pish Posh
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 822 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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Spilling Ink: A Young Write...
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 491 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Olivia Kidney
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 590 ratings — published 2003 — 14 editions
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Olivia Kidney and The Exit ...
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 285 ratings — published 2005 — 17 editions
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Olivia Kidney and the Secre...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 234 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Olivia Kidney Entre Dos Agu...
3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2007
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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.”
Ellen Potter

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