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Hollie Chips

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  27 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
When Hollie Chips and her mum move to Puriti Road, Hollie is baffled by the way her neighbours all keep to themselves. But Hollie is a remarkable little girl, and it isn't long before she has charmed her way into their

When she discovers that a dastardly businessman is trying to buy up their houses, to bulldoze them and build a dog food factory (which he has told them
Published 2010 by Scholastic New Zealand

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Beaulah Pragg
Apr 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Hollie Chips is the story of young Hollie - an unusual girl who is very intelligent and cannot lie. She is charming from page one, reminding me a little of Matilda, a favourite book of mine growing up. Although Hollie does not have real magic, she performs a little spell of her own in finding perceptive ways to engage the lonely neighbours in the comunity, transforming their lives for the better and saving her beloved street in the process. That was one of my favourite things about this book, th ...more
Eden M
Apr 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
I decided to read this book because it sounded good. on the bingo board it fills in the square that is written by a female author. my favourite character in this book was Hollie because of her unique personality and all the things that she did to help the people in the book. my favourite quote from this book was"Right, now we've got that out of the way, let's focus on more important matters. lets teach that Barry Buckscud a thing or two." I liked this quote because its the part were they realize ...more
Amy Martin
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: kids who like exciting stories
Shelves: miss-n
Hollie Chips is a very strange girl. So when she makes new friends, John, Ethel, and Phillipa, Hollie's mum trys to do every thing to keep this miracle. But then her mother finds out they are adults...she isn't too happy but at least Hollie had friends. And these friends are needed to help Hollie outwit an evil, cat-cruel guy named Barry Buckscud.

I really enjoyed this story it is awesome from start to finish.I recommend to kids you like exciting and adventurous books, you should read this book.

Emma Cooper
Sep 26, 2012 rated it liked it
I decided to read this book because it was the only one i could find that was written by a New Zealander. It fills the "A book written by a New Zealander" category. This book was interesting because i had a good laugh reading it, Hollie is a determend young girl who knows what she is doing and how to do it. In this book i learnt to never give up, and to hold into your beliefs. Don't let anything get in your way. My favourite character in this book was Hollie, because she knows what she has to do ...more
Emma Abrahams
Jan 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read this to my six-year-old daughter a few chapters a night and she loved it. (I did too.) Such a clever story, my daughter and I both loved Hollie and were caught up in wondering how she was going to save Puriti Road.
Apr 17, 2015 rated it liked it
I think that Hollie was really cheeky
And the book was really inspiring so that you stand up for what
You believe in.
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nz-books
So cute - what's not to like? Hollie marches to the beat of her own drum and likes to be friends with adults.
Oct 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book! Great character development. It may be targeted at kids but as an adult reading it I loved it! Can't wait for more Anna Gowan books to come out!
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