WorldCat Identities

Jeffers, Oliver

Works: 159 works in 674 publications in 20 languages and 35,090 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Picture books  Epistolary fiction  History  Pictorial works  War stories  Board books  Fantasy fiction  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Artist, Other
Classifications: PZ7.J3643, E
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Oliver Jeffers
The day the crayons quit by Drew Daywalt( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: his crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking -- each believes he is the true color of the sun. What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?
Lost and found by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

63 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 2,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once there was a boy who found a penguin at his door one day - so begins the magical adventure of the boy and the penguin as they travel all the way to the South Pole, looking for home and discovering friendship
The day the crayons came home by Drew Daywalt( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I'm not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on him; to poor Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan's stinky socks after they both ended up in the dryer together; to Pea Green, who knows darn well that no kid likes peas and who ran away -- each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box
This moose belongs to me by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy learns that moose do not always follow the rules of proper pet behavior
How to catch a star by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

45 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eager to have a star of his own, a boy devises imaginative ways of catching one
Once upon an alphabet by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From an Astronaut who's afraid of heights, to a Bridge that ends up burned between friends, to a Cup stuck in a cupboard and longing for freedom, this series of interconnected stories and characters explores the alphabet"--
The boy who swam with piranhas by David Almond( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stanley Potts's uncle Ernie has developed an over-the-top fascination with canning fish in the house, and life at 69 Fish Quay Lane has turned barmy. But there's darkness in the madness, and when Uncle Ernie's obsession takes an unexpectedly cruel turn, Stan has no choice but to leave. As he journeys away from the life he's always known, he mingles with a carnival full of eccentric characters and meets the legendary Pancho Pirelli, the man who swims in a tank full of perilous piranhas. Will Stan be bold enough to dive in the churning waters himself and choose his own destiny?"
The heart and the bottle by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After safeguarding her heart in a bottle hung around her neck, a girl finds the bottle growing heavier and her interest in things around her becoming smaller
The great paper caper by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

28 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thrilling tale of mystery, crime, alibis, paper planes, a forest, missing tree branches and a bear that wanted to win
Noah Barleywater runs away : a fairytale by John Boyne( Book )

32 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When life at home becomes too difficult, eight-year-old Noah sets out to see the world and have an adventure, and in the forest he meets a toymaker who has a story and some advice to share
The terrible thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne( Book )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's nothing unusual about the Brockets. Normal, respectable, and proud of it, they turn up their noses at anyone strange or different. But from the moment Barnaby Brocket comes into the world, it's clear he's anything but ordinary. To his parents' horror, Barnaby defies the laws of gravity - and floats. Desperate to please his parents, Barnaby does his best to keep both feet on the ground - but he just can't do it. One fateful day, the Brockets decide enough is enough. They never asked for a weird, abnormal, floating child. Barnaby has to go. Betrayed, frightened and alone, Barnaby floats into the path of a very special hot air balloon - and so begins a magical journey around the world, with a cast of extraordinary new friends
Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did you know that if the conditions are just right and if you add a little electricity, or magic, or luck, that an imaginary friend might appear just when you need one? An imaginary friend like... Fred? Fred is the best imaginary friend you could hope for, but no matter how hard he tries, the same thing always happens: his friend finds a real friend in the real world, and Fred fades away, bit by bit, waiting to be wished for again... Then one day, a boy called Sam wishes for a friend, and Fred appears! For a while, everything is perfect. But what about the day when Sam finds a real friend? Could it be that this time, something magical might happen?
The Hueys in The new sweater by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One Huey wears a new sweater to be different from the other identical Hueys, only to have them decide to be different too--by wearing sweaters"--
The Hueys in It wasn't me by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hueys may look the same, think the same, and even do the same things, but that doesn't mean they can't disagree. The only problem is, they can't seem to agree on what they didn't agree on in the first place! Which ultimately leads to an even bigger disagreement"--
Stay where you are & then leave by John Boyne( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four years after Alfie Summerfield's father left London to become a soldier in World War I he has not returned but Alfie, now nine, is shining shoes at King's Cross Station when he happens to learn that his father is at a nearby hospital being treated for shell shock
The Hueys in None the number by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the Hueys tries to explain the concept of "none" to another by finding different numbers of items, one through ten, then taking them all away
The Hueys in what's the opposite? by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quirky egg-shaped creatures known as the Hueys explore the concept of opposites
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Alternative Names
Oliver Jeffers auteur et illustrateur d'ouvrages pour la jeunesse

Oliver Jeffers britischer Schriftsteller

Oliver Jeffers British writer

Oliver Jeffers Brits schrijver

ג’פרס, אוליבר

ג'פרס, אוליבר

제퍼스, 올리버


ジェファーズ, オリヴァー

How to catch a starThe heart and the bottleThe great paper caperNoah Barleywater runs away : a fairytale