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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.

Average rating: 3.88 · 13,680 ratings · 2,331 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
The Humming Room

3.84 avg rating — 4,091 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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Slob

3.78 avg rating — 3,112 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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The Kneebone Boy

3.93 avg rating — 2,738 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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Pish Posh

3.82 avg rating — 998 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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Olivia Kidney

3.78 avg rating — 725 ratings — published 2003 — 15 editions
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Piper Green and the Fairy Tree by Ellen Potter
"Piper Green lives on a remote island off the coast of Maine. When her brother goes away to boarding school, all she has left of him are his earmuffs. She's determined to keep them on day and night, no matter what her parents, friends, and brand ne..." Read more of this review »
Piper Green and the Fairy Tree by Ellen Potter
"What an excellent series for younger readers! The plot kept my daughter and I guessing, the story is realistic with a hint of fantasy, and the precocious main character (Piper) deals with real emotional issues. I wish all early reader series had t..." Read more of this review »
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 »
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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.”
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“...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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