WorldCat Identities

Jeffers, Oliver

Works: 203 works in 1,078 publications in 26 languages and 45,225 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Picture books  Humorous fiction  Epistolary fiction  Short stories  Pictorial works  Children's films  Animated films  Action and adventure 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 )

51 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 4,193 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?
The day the crayons came home by Drew Daywalt( Book )

28 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,024 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
Lost and found by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

87 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 2,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While trying his best to help a penguin that has shown up at his door, a boy journeys all the way to the South Pole, only to realize that the penguin was never lost
The incredible book eating boy by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

62 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 2,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry loves to eat books, until he begins to feel quite ill and decides that maybe he could do something else with the books he has been devouring
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

45 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,296 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 )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,216 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?
How to catch a star by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

60 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,976 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 )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and held by 1,963 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 way back home by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

46 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,818 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
A child of books by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

29 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young reader introduces a boy to the many imaginative worlds that books bring to life
Up and down by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

31 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All seems well between the two friends, until the penguin starts getting ideas above his station, wanting to fly, while ignoring the boy's advice that it is impossible for penguins. Deciding that he'd be better off elsewhere, the penguin runs away. But is the boy missing the penguin as much as the penguin is missing the boy?
The boy who swam with piranhas by David Almond( Book )

29 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,556 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 balmy. 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?"--Description from, viewed July 31, 2013
The heart and the bottle by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

34 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,483 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." (publisher)
The great paper caper by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

35 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When tree branches begin disappearing and paper airplanes are left in their place, the forest creatures carry out an investigation to find the culprit who has been stealing their homes
The Hueys in It wasn't me by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,175 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"--
The terrible thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born with an ability to float in the air, Barnaby Brocket is entreated by his parents to hide his unusual trait until a fateful day when he finds himself on a journey that takes him all over the world and into outer space
The Hueys in What's the opposite? by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quirky egg-shaped creatures known as the Hueys explore the concept of opposites
The Hueys in The new sweater by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,085 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"--
Lost and found by Jane Hissey( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Swedish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Neither here nor there : the art of Oliver Jeffers by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Jeffers is a world famous creator of picture books for children. This volume reveals the full range of Jeffers work. This captivating collection of his painting, collage, installation, and collaborative work tells deeply incisive stories and poses provocative philosophical questions through the masterful use of space in composition. It not only features artwork largely unknown by a broader audience, but also includes new work published for the first time
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Alternative Names
Jeffāzu, Oribā

Oliver Jeffers auteur et illustrateur d'ouvrages pour la jeunesse

Oliver Jeffers britischer Schriftsteller

Oliver Jeffers Brits schrijver

ג’פרס, אוליבר

ג'פרס, אוליבר

ג'פרס, אוליבר סופר בריטי

اولیور جفرز

제퍼스, 올리버


ジェファーズ, オリヴァー

The incredible book eating boyStuckHow to catch a starThe way back homeUp and downThe heart and the bottleThe great paper caper