Amy Marie Stadelmann did not grow up with a sister who was a witch, or with a talking pig. But she did grow up with a very active imagination! She often imagined that she had magical powers and could talk to animals. Like Olive, Amy loves reading and is curious about the world around her. And, like Beatrix, she is horribly afraid of spiders! Amy lives in Brooklyn, New York, with a non-talking dog. Olive & Beatrix is her first children's book series.
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Olive loves science and nature, and exploring. Her best friend is named Eddie. Together, Olive and Eddie do all sorts of cool science experiments! Olive often disagrees with her twin sister, Beatrix.
Beatrix is a witch! She has a brain full of tricks, and she often uses her magic powers to play pranks on her twin sister, Olive. Beatrix has a talking pet pig named Houston.