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  • 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: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,565 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

www.oliverjeffers.com
www.oliverjeffersworld.com

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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 By @GeekZilla9000 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 Sept. 2010
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carlota Marshall on 8 Jan. 2011
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By OzFox on 8 April 2011
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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 By Meng on 24 Dec. 2012
Format: Paperback
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 By A Wilsden on 12 Jan. 2011
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TC on 18 Dec. 2011
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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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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Peter42 on 25 Sept. 2010
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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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There was once a penguin who decided it wished to fly. It did have wings afterall! Not a novelty starting point, but the drawings and the story are told with such sweetness and coziness that you will love it as much as your little one. Best part, for me, besides the visual appeal, is that it is easy for even very young children to follow along and react to specific points or sentences of the story, repeating words or parts of it. Easy to create interaction while reading it out loud.
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