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Oliver Jeffers - Illustrator

Oliver Jeffers graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours. His outstanding talent has been recognised by several high profile awards, including the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize Gold Award.  

Jeffers's picture books are wonderfully accessible. They explore themes of friendship, loneliness, independence and imagination. He has written and illustrated, or "made", as he prefers to put it, numerous hugely successful picture books. The first three - the "boy books" - feature a small boy who sets off on a series of daunting quests. How to Catch a Star (2004), the first of them, was inspired by a Brer Rabbit story he read as a child. In Lost and Found (2005) the boy heroically rows to the south pole for the sake of an unhappy penguin, and in The Way Back Home (2007) he rescues a young Martian whose spaceship has crashed on the moon.

The Heart and the Bottle is wholly compelling for the importance of its message and the brilliance of how that is conveyed in words and pictures. This is a book to return to time and time again says Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids’ editorial expert.

 

Jeffers was born in Australia in 1977 and brought up in Belfast. He studied visual communication at the University of Ulster, and graduated in 2001. Jeffers became passionate about making picture books when he began to understand the subtle relationship between words and pictures – ‘that was what excited me. Until I got really involved, I hadn't realised how just a few words can totally change the meaning of a picture.’ Now living in New York, he works as a painter, designer, printmaker and installation artist, but remains very busy making picture books.

Did you know?

Oliver loves plastic food, suitcase handles and Elvis, and has developed a bizarre habit of endlessly writing lists he never reads. He remains hell bent on travelling all over the world.

Photo Credit Malcolm Brown

Illustrator's Website: http://www.oliverjeffers.com/

Books Illustrated By Oliver Jeffers

What We’ll Build

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

The Crayons Love our Planet

Drew Daywalt

Hardback

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

Begin Again

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£18.00 £20.00

Green Is for Christmas

Drew Daywalt

Hardback

Not Available

Green is for Christmas

Drew Daywalt

Hardback

In Stock

£6.29 £6.99

There's a Ghost in this House

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£18.00 £20.00

What We'll Build

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£13.49 £14.99

Love from the Crayons

Drew Daywalt

Hardback

Not Available

Love from the Crayons

Drew Daywalt

Hardback

Not Available

Love from the Crayons

Drew Daywalt

Hardback

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

The Crayons' Christmas

Drew Daywalt

Hardback

Not Available

The Crayons' Christmas

Drew Daywalt

Hardback

Not Available

The Fate of Fausto

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£18.00 £20.00

A Little Alphabet

Oliver Jeffers

Board book

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

Here We Are

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£13.49 £14.99

Imaginary Fred

Eoin Colfer

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

John Boyne

Hardback

In Stock

£15.29 £16.99

The Day the Crayons Came Home

Drew Daywalt

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

What's the Opposite?

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

A Little Stuck

Oliver Jeffers

Board book

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

The Day the Crayons Quit

Drew Daywalt

Board book

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

Imaginary Fred

Eoin Colfer

Hardback

Not Available

Imaginary Fred

Eoin Colfer

Hardback

In Stock

£11.69 £12.99

None the Number

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

Temporarily Out Of Stock

£8.09 £8.99

The Day the Crayons Quit

Drew Daywalt

Paperback

Not Available

The Day the Crayons Quit

Drew Daywalt

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

It Wasn't Me

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

How to Catch a Star

Oliver Jeffers

Board book

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

Lost and Found

Oliver Jeffers

Board book

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

Up and Down

Oliver Jeffers

Board book

Not Available

The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas

David Almond

Paperback

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

This Moose Belongs to Me

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

The Day the Crayons Quit

Drew Daywalt

Hardback

In Stock

£11.69 £12.99

The Day the Crayons Quit

Drew Daywalt

Hardback

Not Available

The New Jumper

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

In Stock

£8.09 £8.99

Stuck

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

Stuck

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£11.69 £12.99

Up and Down

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

Up and Down

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

Not Available

The Heart and the Bottle

Oliver Jeffers

Paperback

In Stock

£7.19 £7.99

The Heart and the Bottle

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£15.29 £16.99

It Wasn't Me

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

Not Available

This Moose Belongs to Me

Oliver Jeffers

Mixed media product

Not Available

Once there was a boy...

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£22.50 £25.00

What's the Opposite?

Oliver Jeffers

Mixed media product

Not Available

The Crayon Box

Drew Daywalt

Hardback

Not Available

Here We Are

Oliver Jeffers

Hardback

In Stock

£8.99 £9.99