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Lost and Found [Paperback]

Oliver Jeffers
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Book Description

2 May 2006

From the rising star of children’s picture books comes the magical tale of friendship and loneliness, a boy and a penguin.

There once was a boy… and one day a penguin arrives on his doorstep. The boy decides the penguin must be lost and tries to return him. But no one seems to be missing a penguin. So the boy decides to take the penguin home himself, and they set out in his row boat on a journey to the South Pole.

But when they get there, the boy discovers that maybe home wasn’t what the penguin was looking for after all…

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (2 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007150369
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007150366
  • Product Dimensions: 26.1 x 26.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Oliver Jeffers is an artist, designer, illustrator and writer from Northern Ireland.

From figurative painting, collage and installation to illustration and award winning picture-books, Oliver Jeffers practice takes many forms.

His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Brooklyn Museum New York.

HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books, now translated into over 30 languages, including The Incredible Book Eating Boy, and the New York Times Bestseller This Moose Belongs to Me and #1 New York Times Bestseller The Day The Crayons Quit.

Oliver won an Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative work with artist and filmmaker Mac Premo. He has made art for Newsweek, The New York Times, United Airlines, TED, Nintendo, and has illustrated a a number of novels.

In 2007, Jeffers was the official illustrator for World Book Day.

Lost and Found became Oliver's first book to made into animation by London based Studio AKA, screening on Christmas Eve 2008 on Channel 4 in the UK and on Nickelodeon in the US and Australia.

Oliver was born in Port Hedland, Australia, grew up and was educated in Belfast Northern Ireland and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.


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‘An uplifting story…pictures of such spare beauty…suffused with a dreamlike quality.’ Independent Online

‘Oliver Jeffers makes impressive use of space in this affecting story of friendship…illustrations capture feelings of loss and loneliness through the most delicate nuances of facial expression…and body language.’ Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian

‘One of the most perfect stories in recent years featuring… one of the best conclusions in all of children's fiction. I can't wait until my nephew is old enough to read this with me, but until then, I'm more than happy to read it to myself. A minor masterpiece and one which will remain with you forever.’ Bury Free Press

‘Jeffers has a unique writing and illustrative style. It’s a wonderful picture book.’ Publishing News

‘My picture book of the year, a joyful exploration of the power of friendship.’ Irish Independent

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Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door...he didn't know where it came from or who it belonged to. The penguin looked sad and the boy thought it must be lost. So he decided to help it find its way home, even if that meant rowing all the way to the South Pole...

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great book for little ones 14 Jan 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I came across this story having accidentally caught the animation that was made of this book on TV. So, I bought the book for my son.

The pictures are really enjoyable; they're simple, clear and bright without being gaudy. It's a great little story that is just long enough for short attention spans both young and old.

Recommended. And if you get chance to see the film of the book then I'd definitely recommend that too.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lost and Found 3 Nov 2005
By A Customer
Absolutely mesmerising - my neices and nephews love this book. Beautiful illustrations, a simple story and more fantastic discoveries everytime they read it. Wonderful.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another brilliant book by Oliver Jeffers. 6 May 2007
Oliver Jeffers simply gets better and better!

This book, like his others is illustrated with his own unique style and makes this book so easy on the eye. The pictures aren't garish, they aren't overly cartoony, they are VERY cute! - They need to be seen to be believed. The picture where the penguin is left behind almost brings a tear to your eye!

The story too is fantastic, a penguin lands on a boys doorstep, it is out of place and the boy wants to take it home. This is essentially a story about friendship, and one your child will certainly want to enjoy again and again - which is good - as you'll want to read it again too!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fat Penguin lovin' 19 Jan 2010
I bought this for my 2 year old nephew for Christmas. Now, the real reason I bought it is because I LOVE Oliver Jeffers, I joke that if I ever met him I would kidnap him and put him in my cellar. (Don't worry, I don't have a cellar so he's safe from me!)The story is cute,funny gorgeousness and with the added extra of a stuffed penguin who could resist?

Needless to say, my nephew loved the toy and my sister loves the story. Quids in both ways!! Result!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool book! 6 May 2012
By Jobo
Lost and found is where a boy finds a penguin at his door step. The boy thought the penguin was lost. They went to the North Pole to find the penguins home. I liked the illustrations. Lost and found is a fantastic book, I love it, thank you Oliver Jeffers!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have book for a child's library 16 Dec 2011
Format:Board book
One of my daughter's favourite books, we read it daily and have done for over a year. Such a lovely story and beautiful illustrations, I have bought several of these books as gifts and it has always been well received.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely , lovely book 7 Jan 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
We brought this having seen the how taken my 4 year old was with the TV version on Nick Jr and we / she was not disappointed. Lost and Found is a delightful read with wonderful drawings. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just Kate says: 20 Feb 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Great book! Oliver Jeffers is a great new kids author and his illustrations are wonderful. The book is about a boy who finds a penguin and travels all the way to the North Pole to get him home, but the penguin isn't as excited to be home as the boy thought!
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