Olivia Kidney and the Exit Academy

By Potter, Ellen

Publishers Summary:
Twelve-year-old Olivia Kidney and her father move into a Manhattan brownstone that has a lagoon in the living room, hosts visiting strangers in the middle of the night, and is mysteriously close to the spirit world.

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ISBN
978-0-39924-162-8
Publisher
Philomel


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2005

Gr 5-8 Feisty Olivia Kidney is back again in another zany, surreal, and ultimately satisfying adventure. After her well-meaning but inept father is fired from yet another handyman job, he is offered a position as a live-in superintendent at a mysterious brownstone on West 84th Street. The novel believably fuses realism and fantasy; while life appears to be somewhat normal outside of the building, inside, the first floor is a lagoon that must be maneuvered via boat, and the handsome owner, A...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2005

Her inept superintendent father having been fired once again, Olivia is happy to move from an apartment into a real house—a brownstone where the first floor is navigable only by boat, and whose charming owner, Ansel Plover, runs a business for "evening visitors." Olivia is highly skeptical of Ansel, but between befriending a girl from the School for Superi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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