A story about the love between
sisters and how each looks up to
This is my big sister Olive. I Love Olive. And Olive Loves Me. I call her MY Olive. The narrator idolises her big sister, Olive, and thinks that she is the best in the world at everything she does. But Olive knows that her little sister is the greatest at something very special.
“I wrote this story for big and little sisters everywhere. A sister is special. Cherish her for who she is.” – Paula Russell
PRAISE FOR My Sister Olive
“Written in beautifully repetitive language (“my Olive is the best in the world at…”), this is a tale of finding your own identity from beneath the shadow of talented siblings.” – Kids Book Review
About the Author
Paula Russell holds a Bachelor of Primary and Secondary Education and a Bachelor of Dance. She has worked as a primary school teacher, a dance teacher, a Women’s Circus performer and Outreach trainer and as a foster carer. She recently received funding from the Australia Council for the Arts to develop a set of picture books for children in foster care.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Gaye Chapman has exhibited internationally as a fine artist and been awarded several prestigious awards. She is well known to younger readers from many years of illustrating for the Australian children’s monthly literary publication The School Magazine, and has recently been illustrating some outstanding picture books, including Kaito’s Cloth, by Glenda Millard, which has been published in Australia and the United States. She won the Queensland Premier’s Literature Award in 2009 for her picture book Little Blue.
For Ages: 3 - 5 years old
Number Of Pages: 24
Published: 1st April 2012
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 24.9 x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.4