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How Oliver Olson Changed the World

How Oliver Olson Changed the World

Claudia Mills; Pictures by Heather Maione

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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Oliver Olson's teacher is always saying that one person with a big idea can change the world. But how is Oliver supposed to change the world when his parents won't let him do anything on his own—not his class projects or even attending activities such as the space sleepover at school. Afraid he will become an outsider like ex-planet Pluto, Oliver decides to take control of his corner of the universe!

How Oliver Olson Changed the World is an irresistible chapter book from Claudia Mills, featuring lively illustrations by Heather Maione. Oliver Olson learns that before you can change the world, sometimes you need to change yourself.

Florida Sunshine State YR Award ML, Massachusetts Children's Book Award ML, Rhode Island Children's Book Award Master List, Massachusetts Children's Book Award Master List, SD Prairie Pasque Children's Book Award ML, Rhode Island Children's Book Award ML, Oregon Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Master List, South Dakota Prairie Pasque Children's Book Award Master List, Texas Horn Toad Tales Master List, Virginia Readers' Choice, Kansas City KC3 Reading Award Master List, Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Master List, Oregon Beverly Cleary Children's Choice A ML

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How Oliver Olson Changed the World

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Oliver Olson looked up at the moon.
The large inflated ball hung on a string from the ceiling in Mrs. O'Neill's third-grade classroom. Earth and Mars and the other planets hung...

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Praise for How Oliver Olson Changed the World

“Kids . . . will appreciate this warm and humorous story about one family's struggle for balance.” —BookPage

“Personable and friendly, with touches of rueful humor.” —STARRED, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“Mills has a knack for creating characters who demand compassion due to a pitch-perfect sense of humor and pathos.” —School Library Journal

“An engaging and though-provoking chapter book.” —Booklist

“Mills's previous beginning chapter books have been stellar, and this one is no exception.” —The Horn Book

“Oliver may not change the world by the end of his diorama project, but he will certainly provide a fast-paced, entertaining read to the chapter-book audience.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Read the Kirkus Review of HOW OLIVER OLSON CHANGED THE WORLD . Third grader Oliver Olson has a problem that may make many young readers envious: His parents have a compulsion to be deeply involved in his homework, to the extent that when he's assigned a diorama on the solar system, Dad and Mom are planning to do all the work. - Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Claudia Mills; Pictures by Heather Maione

CLAUDIA MILLS is the author of numerous books for children of all ages. Other chapter books include 7 X 9 = Trouble!, an ALA Notable Book, and Being Teddy Roosevelt, a Best Children's Book of the Year, Bank Street College. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. HEATHER MAIONE has illustrated many children's books, including Remembering Mrs. Rossi by Amy Hest. She lives in Laurel Hollow, New York.

Claudia Mills

Heather Maione

Heather Maione

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