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Olivia Goes to Venice

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ISBN13: 9781416996743
ISBN10: 1416996745
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In this latest Olivia book, our precocious porcine protagonist takes a trip to Venice. As usual, Falconer entertains both young and old with his dry wit and unique illustrations.
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Publisher Comments:

In her first brand new adventure in three years, Olivia takes her discerning eye for style to beautiful Venice on a family vacation that involves dodging pigeons in the Piazza San Marco, gorging on gelato, and andlt;Iandgt;barelyandlt;/Iandgt; staying afloat in a gondola.

Review:

"The irrepressible Olivia is back--this time on a trip to Venice that hits the tourist hotspots and allows Olivia to be her precocious porcine best. The plot is episodic, but Caldecott Honor artist Falconer's inventive and droll artwork offers exuberance (and gelato) in nearly every scene, and Olivia's curiosity and strong sense of self remain intact. The contrast between the antic lines of the charcoal and gouache paintings superimposed over gorgeous color photographs provides much hilarity. As Olivia plaintively holds out corn kernels at the Piazza San Marco, a page turn shows her face full of horror as the pigeons descend like Hitchcock's birds. Falconer's understated text is both witty and subtle; when the gondola emerges from under the Bridge of Sighs, 'Olivia sighed.' And he remains attuned to the way children think; when Olivia is searched at the airport for weapons, 'She was very pleased.' The preposterous ending involves Olivia's finding the perfect souvenir ('one of the actual Stones of Venice') and the resulting collapse of a bell tower. This comic sequel is as delightful as its predecessors. Ages 3 — 7. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

About the Author

Ian Falconer is the author and illustrator of all the titles in the bestselling Olivia series: Olivia, Olivia Saves the Circus, Olivia...and the Missing Toy, Olivia Forms a Band, Olivia Helps with Christmas, Olivia Goes to Venice, and Olivia and the Fairy Princesses. His illustrations have also graced many covers of The New Yorker. 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. Mr. Falconer lives in New York City.

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Angela Read, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Angela Read)
We love the Olivia series and especially Olivia goes to Venice. Our daughter enjoys it and it keeps us parents entertained too (even though you'll be reading it over and over :))
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416996743
Author:
Falconer, Ian
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Subject:
Animals - Pigs
Subject:
People & Places - Europe
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Pigs
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt (no spcl fx)-int. (reflective)
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
03-UP

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Product details 48 pages Atheneum Books - English 9781416996743 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

In this latest Olivia book, our precocious porcine protagonist takes a trip to Venice. As usual, Falconer entertains both young and old with his dry wit and unique illustrations.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The irrepressible Olivia is back--this time on a trip to Venice that hits the tourist hotspots and allows Olivia to be her precocious porcine best. The plot is episodic, but Caldecott Honor artist Falconer's inventive and droll artwork offers exuberance (and gelato) in nearly every scene, and Olivia's curiosity and strong sense of self remain intact. The contrast between the antic lines of the charcoal and gouache paintings superimposed over gorgeous color photographs provides much hilarity. As Olivia plaintively holds out corn kernels at the Piazza San Marco, a page turn shows her face full of horror as the pigeons descend like Hitchcock's birds. Falconer's understated text is both witty and subtle; when the gondola emerges from under the Bridge of Sighs, 'Olivia sighed.' And he remains attuned to the way children think; when Olivia is searched at the airport for weapons, 'She was very pleased.' The preposterous ending involves Olivia's finding the perfect souvenir ('one of the actual Stones of Venice') and the resulting collapse of a bell tower. This comic sequel is as delightful as its predecessors. Ages 3 — 7. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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