About the Author:
Ellen Potter lives with her husband in New York, where she works as a freelance reporter for the Ithaca Times. OLIVIA KIDNEY and its sequel OLIVIA KIDNEY STOPS FOR NO ONE are Ellen's first children's novels, but she has been writing for children and adults for over a decade and has been published in a number of American journals.
When Olivia and her father take up residence in a newapartment building, they both have much to learn about the building'soccupants and each other. As superintendent, George Kidney has dutiesto fulfill, leaving Olivia time to find the friendships shedesperately needs. Her search takes her in and out of apartments andin and out of a fantasy world. Among others, listeners will meetBranwell, Sidi, and Madame Brenda, whose personal stories tell ofaerial views, old farms, and sťances. Characters and events, realand imaginary, intertwine at a dizzying pace. With a clear voice andsteady pace, Tara Sands leads the listener through Olivia'sdiscoveries and developing friendships. Sands narrates Olivia as theyoung lady she is--with all the squeals, awe, and disbelief of a youngperson, while also providing distinguishing vocal traits for thesupporting cast. A.R. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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