Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer

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In this eBook with audio starring the world’s most imaginative pig, Olivia embarks upon a quest for identity with very lofty goals—and being a princess is NOT one of them!

Olivia is having an identity crisis! There are too many ruffly, sparkly princesses around these days, and Olivia has had quite enough. She needs to stand out! She has to be special! She wants to do more than just fit in! So what will she be?

Join Olivia on a hilarious quest for individuality in this eBook with audio, and rest assured, you won’t find THIS pig pleased to be in pink!
 

About Ian Falconer

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Ian Falconer is a writer and artist who has illustrated many covers of The New Yorker magazine. He has also designed sets and costumes for the New York City Ballet, the San Francisco Opera, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, among others. Olivia, his first children's picture book, garnered many awards. Falconer has published several more picture books about the charismatic pig Olivia including Olivia Saves the Circus, Olivia Forms a Band, Olivia Helps With Chrismas, and Olivia Goes to Venice. Ian has been awarded much recognition for his children's books including the Caldecott Honor Book, ALA Notable Children's Books, and School Library Journal Best of the Best Books. Falconer also illustrated Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary by author David Sedaris.
 
Published August 28, 2012 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Throughout the Olivia books, Falconer’s hammy piglet has played such roles as circus performer, experimental music dynamo, and fashionista. She opens this delightful installment declaring, “I think I

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The New York Times

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For the high-spirited Olivia and others, the pressure to conform can sometimes seem overwhelming.

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City Book Review

She realizes that if everyone dresses like a princess and dances like a princess and wears pink like a princess and has sparkly tiaras like a princess then maybe there is nothing very special about being a princess.

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The Booksellers New Zealand blog

Reviewed by Caitlin Sinclair Olivia and the Fairy Princesses Written and illustrated by Ian Falconer A Simon & Schuster imprint from Penguin Group (NZ), September 2012 This entry was posted in Book review and tagged 9780857078872, Ian Falconer, Olivia and the Fairy Princesses, Simon ...

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The pastel mint and ballerina-pink cover design may appeal to the very sensibilities Olivia is eschewing, and the hordes of piglets clad in rosy tutus are actually quite adorable, but confident Olivia pictorially makes a strong case for striped ensembles and primary hues as she attractively poses...

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