Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9780689829536, 40pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2000
-building sand castles
-painting on walls
-and -- whew --
going to sleep at last.
Ian Falconer is the author and illustrator of the Olivia book series. The character of Olivia a precocious little pig who loves fashion, ballet, opera, and getting her own way is based on Falconer's real-life niece. Falconer's illustrations have graced numerous covers of "The New Yorker" magazine. In addition, he has designed sets and costumes for the New York City Ballet, the San Francisco Opera, and the Royal Opera House, among others. He lives in Los Angeles.
Dame Joan Sutherland
Every granny will recognize and love Olivia and her theatrical desires!
Eloise has met her match! We love Olivia!
Many dream of dancing on the stage, but Olivia has the legs for it.
Olivia's grasp of abstract composition is extraordinary for a six-year-old.
At last, a pig with self-esteem!