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Oliver Jeffers

  • 5 stars across 21 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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    31st July 2014

    The Day The Crayons Quit

    The Number One New York Times Bestseller! Included in BookTrust's 100 Best Books for Children ... More

    (99 reviews)
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    18th August 2015

    The Day The Crayons Came Home

    The hilarious sequel to the prize-winning, international bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit! Watch out ... More

    (58 reviews)
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    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

    (27 reviews)
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    27th May 2021

    The Crayons' Book of Feelings

    The crayons are back in this board book all about feelings from the creators of the #1 New York Times bestselling The ... More

    (12 reviews)
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    5th September 2013

    The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

    Multi-award-winning author David Almond brings us a joyfully life-affirming and fabulously fishy tale about one boy'... More

    (7 reviews)
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    17th October 2019

    The Crayons' Christmas

    A brand-new Crayons book from the #1 New York Times best-selling duo Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. This hilarious i... More

    (7 reviews)
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    6th October 2016

    Imaginary Fred

    WINNER OF CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR, IRISH BOOK AWARDS An extraordinary collaboration between Irish Children's Laur... More

    (6 reviews)
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    1st March 2013

    The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket

    There's nothing unusual about the Brockets. Normal, respectable and proud of it, they turn up their noses at anyone diff... More

    (4 reviews)
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    27th August 2015

    The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket

    There's nothing unusual or different about the Brocket family - and they're keen to keep it that way. But when Barnaby... More

    (2 reviews)
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    6th October 2016

    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas: 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition

    Bruno doesn't like his new house. He had to leave all his friends behind in Berlin, and there are no children to play ... More

    (2 reviews)
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