Ian Woodward Falconer, born 25 August 1959 in Ridgefield, Connecticut is an American children’s book author and illustrator.
He graduated from The Cambridge School of Weston, studied art history New York University and painting at Parsons School of Design and Otis Art Institute.
Ian is best known for the Olivia series, which features a young pig and her many adventures. This series was inspired by the birth of his first niece and his desire to give her a special “first” present.
He was voted “Favorite Illustrator” for Olivia Helps with Christmas by over 50,000 children at the Children’s Choice Book Awards, 2008.
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