Up and Down (Mini Hardback Edition) by Oliver Jeffers
  

Up and Down (Mini Hardback Edition)

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Up and Down (Mini Hardback Edition) by Oliver Jeffers

A miniature hardback edition of this fantastic sequel to Lost and Found, by internationally bestselling author/illustrator Oliver Jeffers, in which we re-visit the boy and the penguin after their trip to the South Pole...The boy and the penguin still enjoy spending all their time together...That is, until the penguin starts to dream of flying, ignoring the boy's advice that it is impossible. Running away, the penguin visits place after place, searching for a chance to get his feet off the ground. But will flying be everything he had hoped? And is the boy missing him as much as he is missing the boy? A heart-warming story about friendship, love and reaching for your dreams, from highly-regarded, multi-award-winning author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers.

Reviews

Full of heart Irish Times Praise for Lost and Found: An uplifting story...pictures of such spare beauty...suffused with a dreamlike quality. Independent Online Oliver Jeffers makes impressive use of space in this affecting story of friendship...illustrations capture feelings of loss and loneliness through the most delicate nuances of facial expression...and body language. Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian Beautifully illustrated, simple warm story...little children will love to share it. Carousel Jeffers has a unique writing and illustrative style. It's a wonderful picture book. Publishing News My picture book of the year, a joyful exploration of the power of friendship. Irish Independent Praise for How to Catch a Star: The best recent picture book by light years, is stylishly spellbinding. Telegraph

About the Author

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers has won numerous awards and delighted millions of kids and parents alike with his beautifully hand illustrated stories.

Jeffers's picture books are wonderfully accessible. They explore themes of friendship, loneliness, independence and imagination. He has written and illustrated, or "made", as he prefers to put it, five hugely successful picture books. The first three - the "boy books" - feature a small boy who sets off on a series of daunting quests. How to Catch a Star (2004), the first of them, was inspired by a Brer Rabbit story he read as a child. In Lost and Found (2005) the boy heroically rows to the south pole for the sake of an unhappy penguin, and in The Way Back Home (2007) he rescues a young Martian whose spaceship has crashed on the moon.

The Heart and the Bottle is wholly compelling for the importance of its message and the brilliance of how that is conveyed in words and pictures. This is a book to return to time and time again says Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids’ editorial expert.

Oliver Jeffers

Jeffers was born in Australia in 1977 and brought up in Belfast. He studied visual communication at the University of Ulster, and graduated in 2001. Jeffers became passionate about making picture books when he began to understand the subtle relationship between words and pictures – ‘that was what excited me. Until I got really involved, I hadn't realised how just a few words can totally change the meaning of a picture.’ Now living in New York, he works as a painter, designer, printmaker and installation artist, but remains very busy making picture books.

Did you know?

Oliver loves plastic food, suitcase handles and Elvis, and has developed a bizarre habit of endlessly writing lists he never reads. He remains hell bent on travelling all over the world.

You can see Oliver talking about his artwork in this video:

We have a super set of Oliver Jeffers activity pages to download :

Once Upon an Alphabet colouring in.

The Day the Crayons Came Home maze.

Incredible Book-eating Boy wordsearch.

Stuck wordsearch.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Oliver Jeffers
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Author's Website

www.oliverjeffers.com/

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

1st August 2012

ISBN

9780007476824


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