By Ian Falconer
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689829536, 40pp.)
Publication Date: October 1, 2000
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Have fun with Olivia...
- dressing up
- singing songs
- building sand castles
- napping (maybe)
- painting on walls
- and -- whew! --
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 New York.
Dame Joan Sutherland
Every granny will recognize and love Olivia and her theatrical desires!
Hilary Knight Eloise has met her match! We love Olivia!
Mikhail Baryshnikov Many dream of dancing on the stage, but Olivia has the legs for it.
David Hockney Olivia's grasp of abstract composition is extraordinary for a six-year-old.
Gloria Steinem At last, a pig with self-esteem!