Olivia la reina del circo (Olivia Saves the Circus)

Olivia la reina del circo (Olivia Saves the Circus)

by Ian Falconer
     
 

Esta nueva y extraordinaria heroína debuta ante nosotros en este irresistible libro. Olivia es una cerdita vivaracha y con una energía desmesurada. Canta, construye rascacielos de arena, se prueba toda su ropa. Intenta librarse de su hermano pequeño, decora las paredes del salón y pide a su madre que le lea cinco libros antes de irse a la…  See more details below

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Esta nueva y extraordinaria heroína debuta ante nosotros en este irresistible libro. Olivia es una cerdita vivaracha y con una energía desmesurada. Canta, construye rascacielos de arena, se prueba toda su ropa. Intenta librarse de su hermano pequeño, decora las paredes del salón y pide a su madre que le lea cinco libros antes de irse a la cama. A Olivia no hay quien la canse. De más está decir que su madre acaba siempre agotada.

Los pequeños estarán encantados y se sentirán identificados con las travesuras de Olivia... y los adultos compadecerán a su pobre madre que posee un amor y una paciencia casi infinitos.

Ian Falconer ha diseñado decorados y vestuarios para la Royal Opera House y para Convent Garden, entre otros. Es pintor e ilustrador y su trabajo ha sido portada de varios números de The New Yorker Review. Vive en Nueva York y Olivia es su primer libro ilustrado.

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"Eloise has met her match! We love Olivia!" --Hilary Knight

A new and unexpected heroine emerges with the irresistible Olivia. Olivia is a spunky little pig with an abundance of energy and enthusiasm. Her daily activities -- singing the loudest of songs, creating art on walls, and building skyscrapers -- do not tire her in the least. Rather, when it is time for bed, she asks for a plethora of books to be read! Olivia's mom, on the other hand, is drained. Parents and kids alike will marvel at Olivia's abounding energy -- and her mom's abounding patience and love.

Readers will be equally enchanted with the book's illustrations. Using simple black and white with splashes of red may sound a bit harsh for a child's eyes, but simplicity, detail, and humor go a long way. Olivia appears at the beginning of the book standing and listening to headphones that are bright red. She then dresses herself in a very smart sailor dress that is, yes, red. Throughout the story, Olivia is shown engaging in her many activities, of which the only colored highlight is a shade of red. Perhaps this serves to counter the active and supercharged (but lovable!) antics of Miss Olivia. In any case, it just works -- wonderfully. Favorite images include Olivia visiting the museum with her mom and brother. Standing in front of a Jackson Pollack painting she declares, "I could do that in about five minutes." And when she she gets home, she gives it a go with some crayons and her bedroom wall. Olivia, you're one heck of a pig.

--Amy Barkat

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930332201
Publisher:
Lectorum Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Olivia Series
Edition description:
Spanish Language Edition
Pages:
36
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Ian Falconer is a painter and illustrator whose illustrations have graced many 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, Covent Garden, among others. Olivia is his first children's book. Mr. Falconer lives in New York City.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
August 25, 1959
Place of Birth:
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Education:
Studied art history at New York University and painting at Parsons School of Design and Otis Art Institute

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