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Jeffers, Oliver

Works: 166 works in 672 publications in 20 languages and 34,472 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Picture books  Epistolary fiction  Pictorial works  History  Animated films  Children's films  Board books  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: PZ7.J3643, E
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Oliver Jeffers
The day the crayons quit by Drew Daywalt( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,359 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 )

67 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 2,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once there was a boy who found a penguin at his door. From this opening line to the very end, this gentle story of friendship will capture young readers' imaginations. The child assumes that the penguin is lost, which is logical since the lumpy black-and-white bird does look awfully forlorn. Determined to help the creature find its way home, he discovers that penguins come from the South Pole, and the two board a rowboat. During their long sea voyage, the youngster passes the time by telling his companion many stories. However, when they finally reach their destination, he realizes that the penguin was not lost, but just lonely and looking for a friend
The day the crayons came home by Drew Daywalt( Book )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,581 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
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

39 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Floyd's kite gets stuck in a tree, he tries to knock it down with increasingly larger and more outrageous things
This moose belongs to me by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilfred owned a moose. He hadn't always owned a moose. The moose came to him a while ago and he knew, just KNEW, that it was meant to be his. He thought he would call him "Marcel." Most of the time Marcel is very obedient, abiding by the many rules on How to Be a Good Pet. But one dark day, while deep in the woods, someone else claims the moose as their own. Is Marcel really Wilfred's pet after all?
Once upon an alphabet by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,871 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"--
Up and down by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

28 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even though the penguin and the boy are close friends and do many things together, the penguin decides that he wants to fly and he wants to do it on his own
The boy who swam with piranhas by David Almond( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,499 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 )

29 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,411 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 1,287 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
The terrible thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne( Book )

34 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 1,236 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
Noah Barleywater runs away : a fairytale by John Boyne( Book )

32 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Noah Barleywater Runs Away, bestselling author John Boyne explores the world of childhood and the adventures that we can all have there. Noah is running away from his problems, or at least that's what he thinks, the day he takes the untrodden path through the forest. When he comes across a very unusual toyshop and meets the even more unusual toymaker he's not sure what to expect. But the toymaker has a story to tell, a story full of adventure, and wonder and broken promises. And Noah travels with him on a journey that will change his life for ever. A thought-provoking fable for our modern world from the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
The way back home by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stranded on the moon after his extraordinary airplane takes him into outer space, a boy meets a marooned young Martian with a broken spacecraft, and the two new friends work together to return to their respective homes
Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,124 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 1,070 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 )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,001 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 )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 985 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 )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 980 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 )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quirky egg-shaped creatures known as the Hueys explore the concept of opposites
A child of books by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

15 editions published in 2016 in 3 languages and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young reader introduces a boy to the many imaginative worlds that books bring to life
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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

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StuckUp and downThe heart and the bottleThe great paper caperNoah Barleywater runs away : a fairytaleThe way back home