Olive of Groves
Published: 2015 by Harper Collins
Level: Primary Years (3-5)
Olive lives with her grandparents in a small town with no school. Olive’s grandparents have scrimped and saved in order to send her to boarding school but unfortunately due to a mishap in the mailbox, did not read the full name of the school – Mrs Groves’ Boarding School For Naughty Boys, Talking Animals and Circus Performers. Of course Olive is none of these, but she is determined to fit in and make the most of it despite the many challenges she is presented with including Pig McKenzie (really a pig and the school bully) and a completely bonkers headmistress.