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Slob free pdf Twelve-year-old Owen Birnbaum is the fattest kid in school. But he's also a genius who invents cool contraptions--like a TV that shows the past. With her trademark humor, Potter has created a larger-than-life character and story whose weight is immense when measured in heart.

About Ellen Potter

Like my character, Olivia Kidney, I grew up in a high-rise apartment building in New York City s Upper West Side. In fact, the idea for "Olivia Kidney" came from a game I used to play when I was about eight or nine years old. I would watch people in the building s elevator (most of whom I knew nothing about) and make up crazy stories about their apartments. There was one woman, for instance, who was sort of chubby and always cheerful, so I imagined that she lived in an apartment made entirely of chocolate! I imagined that her walls were made of chocolate, so she could lick them, and her furniture was chocolate, and she had a chocolate refrigerator that only contained chocolate eggs and chocolate milk. And if she got hungry in the middle of the night, she could nibble on her bed.I remember the exact moment when I knew, without a doubt, that I wanted to be a writer. I was eleven years old and I was in my school library, strolling through the aisles, trying to decide what to read next. Should it be "A Wrinkle in Time?" Or maybe "Harriet the Spy." In a flash, I decided that the best books in the world were written for eleven-year-olds! Sadly, my twelfth birthday was just around the corner. So I reasoned that the only thing to do was to grow up and write books for eleven-year-olds. Which is pretty much what happened (after many years and piles of rejections letters).I studied creative writing at Binghamton University. After graduating I worked many different jobs while I continued to write. I was a dog groomer, a construction worker, an art teacher, and a waitress. Having lots of different jobs is a terrific advantage for a writer. Because of them, I know all kinds of oddball things, which I ve used in my books, like how to remove bubble gum from a dog s fur (peanut butter). In fact, it was while I was addressing envelopes during a boring stint as a receptionist that a name caught my eye: "Olivia Kidney." What a great name, I thought! I jotted it down in my journal. Years later, while thumbing through my old journals, I spotted the name and decided it was perfect for the feisty twelve-year-old heroine of my first children s book.These days, my husband and I live in upstate New York with our new baby boy and a motley assortment of badly behaved animals.For more information visit www.ellenpotter.com."

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Author : Ellen Potter
Publisher : Philomel Books
Data Published : 01 May 2009
ISBN : 039924705X
EAN : 9780399247057
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 199 pages
Age + : 5-9 years
Language : English
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