The tales of Olga da Polga

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Olga da Polga has left the pet shop to start a new life with her owners. Her home is now a large and airy hutch and it's not long before she meets Noel the cat, Fangio the hedgehog, and Graham the tortoise. Her garden companions soon discover that Olga loves an audience and from the moment she arrives she tells them stories about her wild and exciting adventures. Although they are not always sure whether to believe everything Olga says, one thing is certain-since Olga moved in, life is never dull! Whether she's Olga the explorer, Olga the prizewinner, or Olga the storyteller, she is always Olga da Polga! Written by the beloved Michael Bond, with wonderful illustrations by Catherine Rayner, this is a gift edition for young readers to treasure.

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About the Author:

Michael Bond grew up in Berkshire alongside three guinea-pigs: Pip, Squeak, and Wilfred. Michael's first short story appeared in 1947 while he was serving in the army, but it was not until his debut children's book, A Bear Called Paddington, was published to huge success that Michael left his
job at the BBC and turned to writing full time. He was honoured with an OBE in 1997 for his services to children's literature. Michael is married and lives in London. Other books by Michael Bond
Olga Follows Her Nose, Olga Moves House, Olga Meets her Match, Olga Takes Charge, and Olga Carries On. Michael Bond is also the author of the incredibly successful Paddington Bear series. Catherine Rayner spent her childhood in Yorkshire. While studying illustration at Edinburgh College of Art
Catherine fell in love with the city and made it her home. She lives there with her husband and a small menagerie of animals including Marvin the guinea-pig. Catherine has written and illustrated seven beautiful picture books and was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2009 for Harris Finds His
Feet.

Other books illustrated by Catherine Rayner
Augustus and His Smile, Sylvia and Bird, Harris Finds His Feet, Posy, Ernest, Norris The Bear Who Shared, and Iris and Isaac.

From AudioFile:

Michael Bond's beloved guinea pig, Olga da Polga, expands her world when she leaves the pet shop and comes to live with Sawdust People, where she amazes her new friends with fabulous stories. Noel the cat, Graham the tortoise, and Fangio the hedgehog hear why guinea pigs have stubby tails, how they traveled to the moon, and other stories. Lynda Bellingham's resonant voice underscores Olga's commanding personality. She stretches words and elongates pauses to give import to the highlights of Olga's tales. When Olga falls victim to her own exaggerations, Bellingham demurs and slides quickly to the next. She brings a richness to the recording. A.R. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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