Sunday, August 2, 2009

How OIiver Olson Changed the World by Claudia Mills

"Oliver Olson looked up at the moon."

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Abstract: Afraid he will always be an outsider like ex-planet Pluto, nine-year-old Oliver finally shows his extremely overprotective parents that he is capable of doing great things without their help while his class is studying the solar system.

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 104 pages


Holly said...

A great read for younger readers. Oliver has great ideas, but is a bit smothered by his parents attentions to his homework and other aspects of his life. He finds ways around them and wins through in the end.

Meredith said...

This book was a delightful read but not Newbery material. It was a refreshing change of pace to have a protagonist whose parents were overprotective rather than abusive. The subplot of children rallying to the defense of Pluto after it was kicked out of the planet club was fun, too.

Jen said...

I expected more shock and embarrassment from Oliver when his work was exposed, and also from his parents who had their smothering outed to the whole school. A fun book, but not terribly believable.