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Oliver Jeffers

  • 5 stars across 51 books
    Oliver Jeffers Biography
    Oliver Jeffers is a Northern Irish illustrator and writer whose hand writing itself is as distinctive as his style: encompassing childhood creativity and imagination. Oliver’s works seem to emerge straight out of a lost part of us, one we see in our children and want to nurture. From his quirky illustrative work such as Imaginary Fred, to his abstract books with a fairy-tale feel (The Heart and the Bottle and The Great Paper Caper etc.), a child would be thrilled with the chance to enter the mind of such a brilliant creator!

    Oliver is originally from Northern Ireland but now lives and works in Brooklyn. He has won many awards including the Irish Book Award's Children's Book of the Year for his picture book The Incredible Book Eating Boy (2007). He has made it onto the New York Times Bestseller List, and his art has been exhibited around the world.

    His up-and-coming picture book, Here we are, is dedicated to his son.

    Oliver Jeffers Facts
    The Day The Crayons Quit reached No.1 on The New York Times Bestseller List.

    Oliver is an accomplished artist, regularly exhibiting his art in major cities worldwide, which is lucky as he loves travelling.

    Our favourite Oliver Jeffers Book Characters
    Duncan - from The Day The Crayons Quit
    Floyd - from Stuck
    Stanley Potts - from The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas

    Our favourite Oliver Jeffers Book Quotes
    "Hey Duncan, it's me red crayon. We need to talk. You make me work harder than any of your other crayons" (The Day The Crayons Quit)


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    5th September 2005

    Lost and Found

    A wonderful story about the meaning of loneliness and the importance of friendship. One day a penguin ar... More

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    3rd May 2005

    How to Catch a Star

    An inspirational story of a boy who loved the stars so much, he decided to catch one of his very own. The beautifully il... More

    (35 reviews)
    3rd October 2019

    A Child of Books

    Winner of the prestigious international Bologna Ragazzi Award for Fiction 2017 "A gorgeous homage to the powe... More

    (28 reviews)
    14th November 2017

    Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

    #1 New York Times Bestseller and #1 TIME Best Book of the Year for 2017! The exquisite and thought-provo... More

    (26 reviews)
    6th October 2020

    What We'll Build: Plans for Our Together Future

    A spectacular new title from world-renowned artist Oliver Jeffers, creator of the million-copy selling,... More

    (26 reviews)
    1st September 2011


    Delightful chaos ensues when a young boy gets his kite stuck up a tree in this laugh-out-loud new picture book from aw... More

    (22 reviews)
    28th April 2011

    Up and Down

    New cover reissue of this magical sequel to Lost and Found from award-winning international bestselling picture book c... More

    (15 reviews)
    4th October 2022

    Meanwhile Back on Earth

    The captivating new companion to international bestsellers Here We Are and What We’ll Build A father takes his... More

    (15 reviews)
    2nd September 2010

    The Heart and the Bottle

    Award-winning picture book star Oliver Jeffers explores themes of love and loss in this life-affirming and uplifting tal... More

    (13 reviews)
    27th March 2014

    The Way Back Home

    An exciting intergalactic adventure from shining star Oliver Jeffers, creator of Lost and Found. Now available in gorg... More

    (13 reviews)
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