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Up and Down [Paperback]

Oliver Jeffers
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Book Description

28 April 2011

In this much-anticipated sequel to the internationally best-selling picture book Lost and Found, we revisit the boy and the penguin after their trip to the South Pole…

The boy and the penguin still enjoy spending all their time together… That is, until the penguin starts to dream of flying, ignoring the boys advice that it is impossible.

Running away, the penguin visits place after place, searching for a chance to get his feet off the ground. But will flying be everything he had hoped? And is the boy missing him, as much as he is missing the boy?

A heart-warming story about friendship, love and reaching for your dreams, from highly-regarded, multi-award-winning author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (28 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007263856
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007263851
  • Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 25.1 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 415 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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“Full of heart” Irish Times

"Visually witty, poignant and spare, it is sure to stoke the author's huge popularity" Culture, Sunday Times

"Jeffers's minimalist style enhances this touching and funny story about friendship, and even though the illustrations are so spare, they convey beautifully the emotions of the characters and contain little details which children will love" School Librarian

“Touching” Daily Express

"A lovely story about friendship and caring" The Independent on Sunday

About the Author

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. ‘Lost and Found’ animation was broadcast on Channel 4. Oliver lives and works in Brookyln, New York.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Oliver Jeffers' 'Lost and Found' is my favourite children's book. It's a beautiful story about a boy who befriends a penguin and the illustrations are incredible. He has published other books since but 'Up And Down' is effectively a direct sequel...

The boy and the penguin are best friends and do everything together. But the companionship faces disruption when the penguin decides that there's something he wants to do, he wants to try to use his stubby wings to fly ...on his own. Their little adventure results in visits to the zoo, a airport, and finally a circus.

The story itself is fairly good, but what really makes the book is Jeffers' fantastic artwork. His great style is wonderfully cute and manages to capture the emotions of the two best friends brilliantly. The characters don't have very expressive faces but the body language seems to magically portray feelings.

In a nutshell: A great book to add to a family collection which both children and parents will enjoy. Especially for those who loved Lost and Found.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Gem 8 Jan 2011
I bought this book for my two sons aged 7 and 3. We have the other Oliver Jeffers books and have always enjoyed them. Up and down is another beautifully written and illustrated book. It features the same characters as in previous books (How to catch a star, Lost and found, A way back home) so it engages the children with the boy and penguin straight away, although if this is the first book you've read, you will understand the characters easily too. It covers the same themes, friendship, loyalty, love etc. It is a lovely book, with humorous text and beautiful illustrations and is now another bedtime favourite for my boys.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Charming little story 25 Sep 2010
By Peter42
Good follow up to Lost and Found. Should make a good animated film like L & F. Reinforces the message of friendship and unconditional love. Though primarily directed at children the story gives the adult reader pause to think about the importance of friendships for both adults and children. Lots of talking points for discussion with children while making the adult reader think and examine his or her feelings.Lost and Found
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Up & Down by Oliver Jeffers 8 April 2011
By OzFox
Wonderful, truly wonderful - my two boys (aged 6 & 8) love having this story read to them each night before bed, your prose and drawings are gorgeous.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Up and down 24 Dec 2012
By Meng
It is a supremely written book for all ages! The story is sooooo heart warming and inspirational. My 6 year old nephew rated it his lfavorite Oliver Jeffers book to date. We are definitely going to stock up on the rest of Oliver's book.

Thanks too to Amazon UK for show-casing Oliver's books as I am unable to find them in Singapore. My first book was from Shakespeare & Co in Paris.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oliver Jeffers never fails! 18 Dec 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is another absolutely lovely gorgeous Oliver Jeffers book. It features the boy from several of the other books and the penguin from Lost and Found. It has a sweet message in it, just like the other books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another lovely story by Oliver Jeffers 12 Jan 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is another simple story with a powerful message from the author, Oliver Jeffers. I got it for a 3 year old howevr having read it, I think it would better suit a 4 or 5 year old. I do prefer a few of his other books more, I think this one was a little disappointing in some ways but still in all, a lovely story
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5.0 out of 5 stars Up and down 25 Mar 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
My 6 year old son loved this story even read a lot of the story himself. We love all the Oliver Jeffers books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars up and down
a favourite of the children and mine. easy to read and lovely illustrations. a real winner.
recommend as appeals to all ages
Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great Oliver Jeffers book
Up and Down is a beautifully painted story about the Boy and the Penguin (who first met in Lost and Found) and the Penguin's attempts to fly. My 2. Read more
Published 1 month ago by The Red Hood
4.0 out of 5 stars It's clear but large
It's really lovely , but it's absolutely huge my four year old niece who is a big child for her age struggles because it's so large. Read more
Published 1 month ago by lissiii
3.0 out of 5 stars What is all the fuss about ?
Imaginative illustrations, but simple storyline as in most of O J's volumes. Sometimes hard to keep the child's interest for long enough.
Published 2 months ago by wise owl
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute story
Cute but strange story. I chose this book as it looked cute, but realised afterwards that it is a sequel (we don't have the first one). Read more
Published 3 months ago by imp
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Mr. Jeffers is at his even more best with this book, great story, great pictures and fun for all of the family.
Published 3 months ago by Jarek
5.0 out of 5 stars another beautiful book by OJ
beautiful illustrations to enhance the story and make it a pleasure for children and adults alike. we love all of his books
Published 3 months ago by meryl sangare
4.0 out of 5 stars Bedtime Stories
If you love reading to your children you will love this. The pictures are great and it is simple enough to read to those who are really young.
Published 5 months ago by Ms. R. J. Trevivian
5.0 out of 5 stars A gift.
Bought as a gift. Well recieved and popular choice at bed time. Swift delivery and a good price with 'Lost & Found'.
Published 7 months ago by janice smyth
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous
The children love this book especially as they already know "Lost and Found" by the same author. Read more
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