Item description for Olivia Saves the Circus by Ian Falconer...
Overview When all the circus performers get ill, young Olivia suddenly finds herself in the spotlight under the big tent as the stand-in fire eater, elephant rider, trapeze artist, and others. 250,000 first printing.
Publishers Description Step into the ring with Olivia, where the lights are dim, the color soft, and a little girl's imagination is the main attraction. Olivia remembers her trip to the circus very well. The performers were out sick, so she had to do everything. She... -rode on a unicycle -jumped on a trampoline -juggled five balls -tamed lions -and flew through the air.
Awards and Recognitions Olivia Saves the Circus by Ian Falconer has received the following awards and recognitions -
Bookseller's Choice - 2002 Winner - Picture Book category
Book Sense Book of the Year Award - 2002 Winner - Children's Illustrated category
Georgia Children's Book Award - 2003 Nominee - Picture Storybook category
Citations And Professional Reviews Olivia Saves the Circus by Ian Falconer has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2002 page 42
Publishers Weekly - 08/27/2001 page 83
Booklist - 08/01/2001 page 2116
Vanity Fair - 10/01/2001 page 154
School Library Journal - 10/01/2001 page 114
Bookpage - 11/01/2001 page 44
People Weekly - 10/29/2001 page 54
New York Times - 11/18/2001 page 46
New York Times - 12/02/2001 page 73
Horn Book Magazine - 11/01/2001 page 735
Christian Home & School - 01/01/2002 page 26
Booklist - 03/01/2002 page 1146
ALA Notable Childrens Books - 03/15/2002 page 1229
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2001 page 42
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2002 page 79
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Studio: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing/Atheneum
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.36" Width: 8.81" Height: 0.44" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2001
Publisher Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books
ISBN 068982954X ISBN13 9780689829543
Availability 0 units.
More About Ian Falconer
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."
Ian Falconer currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York. Ian Falconer was born in 1959.
Reviews - What do customers think about Olivia Saves the Circus?
Cute, but not my favorite Olivia tale Apr 21, 2007
The first two pages are the best in "Olivia Saves the Circus." That aside, the basic story is that Olivia, during show-and-tell, "embellishes" her trip to the circus. The drawings are fabulous as usual, but the plotline is a little dry. Still, my daughter loves it because it does capture the spirit of Olivia, though the story is very one-dimensional compared to the other Olivia books. And check out Olivia's "Remember the Maine" tatoo - it's a hoot!
My dad and I love this book! Apr 20, 2007
The illustrations are very vivid. Ian Falconer can really think like a kid. A lot of times authors do that but its a little much.
Great Book Mar 29, 2007
My daughter and I love reading Olivia books. The stories and the illustrations are great and very funny.
Worthless Mar 11, 2007
This book, as the other Olivia books, is witty and creative. Unfortunately, the book is rendered worthless and inappropriate by the poor content. Olivia lies. Yes, all children enjoy fantasy, but when she's directly asked for the truth, she lies. Again, most kids will try that at least once. But for Olivia, there are no consequenses. What an awful message for children. It gets worse. She shows a very negative attitude about her "boring uniform" that she has to wear to school. What a brat. And at the end she intentionally defies her mother, and of course, no consequenses. Blech. It's worthless, which is too bad because this author definately has talent.
Not as good as hoped Jan 15, 2007
LOVED Olivia and the Missing Toy, wished I'd read Olivia Saves the Circus in a bookstore because I wouldn't have bought it. Very disappointed.