Monday, January 9, 2012
Penny Pollard's Diary by Robin Klein
There are two copies of this book in our little library, one hardback and one soft cover. Penny Pollard has been one of Australia's best known characters since 1983. Penny hates going to school and abhors homework. She finds old people hard to get along with and refuses to wear dresses but, she does love horses. You could say she is obsessed with them. Whist on a school excursion, she meets an old lady just as rebellious as she is, Mrs Edith Bettany, who is nearly eighty-one years old and they become friends. This diary relates their experiences and Penny's ups and downs at school and is filled with sketches and photos and lots of information on horses.