Penny Pollard hates: pink dresses, Simone, twitty lavender bags, Annette Smurton (who has her own horse) and Jason Taylor. But she likes: horses, Mrs B (who is her 81-year-old best friend), collecting things (including horse shoes and swap cards), visiting cemeteries, and writing! You can read all about Penny s hilarious adventures in the six books that make up this award-winning, best-selling, ever-popular series. From travels around the UK to a project on good manners, trying to avoid being a bridesmaid to finding ways to save her family home, Penny does it all! The Penny Pollard series of books has been read and loved by thousands of children around the world since Penny Pollard s Diary was first published in 1983. Now Hodder Headline Australia is re-releasing the complete series with a new range of up-to-the-minute, fun and appealing jackets. A whole new generation of readers will be introduced to this funny, feisty girl who knows her own mind at all times and isn t afraid of anything.
Robin Klein is one of Australia s most popular and accomplished writers for children and young adults. Robin s numerous works have won many prizes and have been adapted for both stage and screen. Apart from the Penny Pollard series, her works include Hating Alison Ashley, Came Back to Show You I Could Fly, and the Thing series. Ann James has been illustrating children s books since 1980 and runs a gallery in Melbourne which specialises in exhibiting book illustrations. Her books include A Pet for Mrs Arbuckle, Dog In, Cat Out, The Midnight Gang and The Butterfly.