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Name  Ian Falconer
Education  New York University
Role  Illustrator
Awards  Caldecott Medal
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Nominations  Goodreads Choice Awards Best Humor
Books  Olivia, Olivia and the Fairy Princesses, Olivia Saves the Circus, Oliviaand the Missing Toy, Olivia Forms a Band
Similar People  David Sedaris, Don Bachardy, Randolph Caldecott

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Ian Woodward Falconer (born August 25, 1959) is an American illustrator, children's book author, and costume and set designer for the theater. He has created 30 covers for The New Yorker as well as other publications. Falconer is best known for the Olivia series, which features a young pig and her many adventures, which was inspired by the birth of his first niece and his desire to give her a special "first" present. Born in Ridgefield, Connecticut, Mr. Falconer, who graduated from The Cambridge School of Weston, studied art history at New York University and painting at Parsons School of Design and Otis Art Institute.


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Children's books

In the Olivia series:

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  • Olivia, 2000 - winner of 2001 Caldecott Honor
  • Olivia Saves the Circus, 2001 - 2002 Booksense Illustrated Children's Book of the Year
  • Olivia's Opposites, 2002
  • Olivia Counts, 2002
  • Olivia...and the Missing Toy, 2003
  • Teatro Olivia, 2004
  • Olivia Forms a Band, 2006 - 2006 Child Magazine's Best Children's Book Award
  • Dream Big (starring Olivia), 2006
  • Olivia Helps with Christmas, 2007 - 2008 Falconer won the Illustrator of the Year in the Children's Choice Book Awards for this title
  • Olivia Goes to Venice, 2010
  • Olivia and the Fairy Princesses, 2012
  • Awards

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  • Caldecott Honor for Olivia, 2000
  • Parent's Choice 2000, Gold Award Winner
  • Nick Jr. Best Book of 2001
  • ALA Notable Children's Books 2000 & 2001
  • Child's Best Book of 2001
  • Los Angeles Times Best Books of 2000 & 2001
  • Publishers Weekly, Best Books of 2000 & 2001
  • BookSense Illustrated Children's Book of the Year for Olivia Saves the Circus, 2002
  • Voted "Favorite Illustrator" for Olivia Helps with Christmas by over 50,000 children at the Children's Choice Book Awards, 2008
  • Theater designs

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    Ian Falconer is active in the world of theater design. He teamed up with artist David Hockney and together they collaborated on the costume designs for the Los Angeles Opera production of Tristan and Isolde (1987); he served as co-designer (sets and costumes) with Mr. Hockney on the Lyric Opera's production of Turandot (1992); and designed the costumes for The Royal Opera's production of Die Frau Ohne Schatten at Covent Garden. In 1996, Mr. Falconer designed the sets for The Atlantic Theater's production of The Santaland Diaries, written by David Sedaris. In January 2008, Mr. Falconer completed the set design and oversaw the installation for the operetta Veronique at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. The sets were widely hailed for their use of classic stage sets married with complex moving film images that impressed audiences with innovative theatrical optical illusions.

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    For the New York City Ballet, Mr. Falconer designed scenery and costumes for Scenes de Ballet (1999), and Variations Serieuses (2001), which were both choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. In 1999, he designed scenery and costumes for the Boston Ballet's production of Firebird, which was also choreographed by Mr. Wheeldon. In 2003, Falconer designed sets and costumes for Stravinsky's Jeu de Cartes, which was choreographed by Peter Martins.

    Starting with the 2015 season, the Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker will feature costumes and sets designed by Mr. Falconer.


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