Olivia the spy
Olivia overhears her parents talking and thinks she is being brought somewhere she does not want to go. Olivia is determined to find out what is going on!
The Olivia series of books is well-known for its representation of the irrepressible main character, Olivia, who is depicted in a way different from how female characters are typically represented in books for young children. The book features a series of unfortunate episodes where Olivia’s boisterousness and inquisitiveness get her into tricky situations, usually the reserve of books aimed specifically at boys and featuring boy characters.
Edited by: Centre for Children’s Literature and Culture Studies (Ireland)