WorldCat Identities

Jeffers, Oliver

Works: 174 works in 991 publications in 26 languages and 43,241 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Picture books  Humorous fiction  Epistolary fiction  Short stories  Action and adventure fiction  Pictorial works  Children's films  Animated films 
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 )

50 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 4,121 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 )

26 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,975 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 )

83 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 2,655 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 )

61 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 2,295 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 )

41 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,259 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 2,188 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 )

58 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,970 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 )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and Spanish and held by 1,958 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 )

44 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day a boy finds an aeroplane in his cupboard. Up, up and away he flies, past clouds and stars until suddenly, phut, phut phut, the plane runs out of petrol and the boy crash lands on the moon. Just as he is beginning to get cold and lonely, a Martian appears from the darkness - could this be the start of an unlikely friendship? And will the boy ever manage to get home again?
The boy who swam with piranhas by David Almond( Book )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,616 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
Up and down by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

31 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,601 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
A child of books by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

25 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young reader introduces a boy to the many imaginative worlds that books bring to life
The great paper caper by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

33 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When tree branches begin disappearing and paper airplanes are left in their place, the creatures that live in the forest carry out an investigation to find the culprit who has been stealing their homes
Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,222 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 It wasn't me by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,165 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 Hueys in What's the opposite? by Oliver Jeffers( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,085 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 )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,084 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"--
Noah Barleywater runs away : a fairytale by John Boyne( Book )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,077 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 )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,073 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
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

Based on the book of the same name by Oliver Jeffers
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Alternative Names
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 great paper caperNoah Barleywater runs away : a fairytale