Signed by Ian Falconer
Item Number: 647
New York: Atheneum Books, 2000.
First edition, later printing. Quarto, original boards. Signed by Ian Falconer on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"I was just entranced by her," Ian Falconer remarked about his amusing niece, Olivia. "I wanted to make a little present for her, so I started working on the Olivia book." Falconer was inspired by his niece to begin the series, but, interestingly, he drew specific inspiration for his character from another child he encountered, incidentally also bearing the name Olivia.