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Olivia the Spy
by Ian Falconer


Overview - Everyone's favorite pig is about to have a birthday...but will her penchant for eavesdropping lead to more than presents?

Olivia's birthday is days away. Plans must be made. Who makes plans? Moms Who simply must know the plans? Olivia, who is NOT above eavesdropping.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Everyone's favorite pig is about to have a birthday...but will her penchant for eavesdropping lead to more than presents?

Olivia's birthday is days away. Plans must be made. Who makes plans? Moms Who simply must know the plans? Olivia, who is NOT above eavesdropping. But when she not-so-accidentally-but-kinda overhears her mom talking about her not-so-squeaky-clean-and-possibly-very-bad-behavior, Olivia's imagination runs wild...because it sounds like not only will there be no birthday, but Mom might just be sending her to military school instead. What a BAD birthday that would be

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781481457958
  • ISBN-10: 1481457950
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books
  • Publish Date: April 2017
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

Series: Olivia

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Holidays & Celebrations - Birthdays
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Imagination & Play
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2017-01-30
  • Reviewer: Staff

Olivia is back after a five-year absence, and at first glance she seems as fierce as ever (Mommy, I know how to use the blender, she says, before wreaking blueberry smoothie havoc on the kitchen). But Olivia soon senses that in her mothers eyes, a kind of behavioral Rubicon has been crossed; desperate to learn more about her fate, she resorts to domestic espionage. Falconers elegant charcoal and gouache drawings are a sight for sore eyes, and he comes up with wonderful camouflages for his heroine, including one involving a Rothko-like painting. Olivia overhears the word institution, deduces that it refers to prison, andfor a few important pages thinks that she has been beat. Seeing Olivia cowed, submissive, and sadly packing her suitcase for what she believes is a trip to the Big House may surprise her diehard fans, but its soon revealed that the institution in question is the ballet, where she, of course, steals the show. Falconer leaves no doubt that Olivia emerges from her dark moment of the soul ready to tackle whatever seizes her attention next. Ages 48. Agent: Conrad Rippy, Levine Plotkin & Menin. (Apr.)

 
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