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Olivia Saves the Circus

Illustrated by Ian Falconer

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About The Book

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.

About The Author

Photo Credit:

Ian Woodward Falconer (1959–2023) was an author and illustrator of children’s books, including the beloved Olivia series, and a designer of sets and costumes for the theater. He created thirty covers for The New Yorker as well as other publications.

About The Illustrator

Photo Credit:

Ian Woodward Falconer (1959–2023) was an author and illustrator of children’s books, including the beloved Olivia series, and a designer of sets and costumes for the theater. He created thirty covers for The New Yorker as well as other publications.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 7, 2010)
  • Length: 36 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442412873
  • Grades: P - 2
  • Ages: 3 - 7

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Awards and Honors

  • School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • Bulletin Blue Ribbon
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books
  • Publishers Weekly Best Books
  • Los Angeles Times Best Children's Books

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