Search Results: "Ian Falconer"


BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA AND THE FAIRY PRINCESSES by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Not a whole lot of plot here, but panache aplenty. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this latest, delightfully droll episode, readers find their precocious pig suffering from an identity crisis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA HELPS WITH CHRISTMAS by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"The overall effect has neither Christmas cheer nor the satisfying, saucy humor of previous Olivia adventures. (Picture book. 3-6)"

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA’S OPPOSITES by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"Quite the opposite. (Board book. 2-4)"
She's up; she's down. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA COUNTS by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"This simple but satisfying work can serve as an introduction for younger preschoolers to the two longer Olivia stories, and Olivia's adoring fans of all ages will give three cheers for any new Olivia tale, long or short. (Board book. 2-4)"
You can count on Falconer (Olivia's Opposites, below, etc.) to keep adding droll, imaginative appearances for his precocious porcine protagonist, the inimitable Olivia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA FORMS A BAND by Ian Falconer
ANIMALS
Released: June 6, 2006

"So consummately consistent are Falconer's characterizations and so perceptive are Olivia's constant fans, that every deft facial nuance will be met with squeals of approval for the most popular pig in America—and her long-suffering mother. (Picture book. 4+)"
Falconer adds a new color for this fourth offering in readers' long-standing love affair with the inimitable Olivia—and she still rules. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA...AND THE MISSING TOY by Ian Falconer
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 7, 2003

"The heightened atmosphere and melodrama suit Olivia just perfectly. (Picture book. 3+)"
The line-master is back . . . in perfect form. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA by Ian Falconer
Kirkus Star
by Ian Falconer, illustrated by Ian Falconer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"New fans of Falconer can only hope Ian will soon star in his own book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Even before her story begins, readers are following Olivia as she leaves a trail of clothes that she has eschewed in favor of the outfit du jour for her auspicious entrance on the title page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA SAVES THE CIRCUS by Ian Falconer
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Fans will not be disappointed by this uniquely new sequel. (Picture book. 3-7)"
She's b-a-a-c-k. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA THE SPY by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Once die-hard fans spy this, they'll make a grab for it. (Picture book. 4-7)"
That irrepressible porker is back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA ACTS OUT by Ian Falconer
by Ian Falconer, illustrated by Ian Falconer, developed by Polin8 Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2011

"Speedy response to crash difficulties demonstrates that the developers really care about quality; Olivia fans will hope for more adventures from this group. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Olivia's roots in theater shine through with her usual panache as she makes her debut onto the iPad stage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SULTAN’S HAREM by Colin Falconer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2004

"Okay for anyone who can't get enough of camels-and-couscous epics—but readers who loved the heated sensuality and intrigue of Barbara Chase-Riboud's much more polished Valide or even Bertrice Small's fabulously trashy The Khadin are not likely to be wowed."
Last seen amidst the bloodthirsty Aztecs (Feathered Serpent, 2002), Falconer checks into a Turkish harem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD SINGER by Tim Falconer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A spirited, even adventurous look at the mysteries of how the human brain perceives and processes sound—and even, on occasion, manages to make beautiful music."
"I'm a bad singer. And deep down, it matters." Falling down a rabbit hole in B-minor, Canadian science writer Falconer (Magazine Journalism/Ryerson Univ.; That Good Night: Ethicists, Euthanasia and the End-of-Life Care, 2009, etc.) explores all that bad singing entails. Read full book review >