Oliver Jeffers

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Oliver Jeffers

Born in Australia, raised in Northern Ireland, and currently located in Brooklyn, NY, Jeffers is a storyteller by heritage and a painter by innermost propulsion. His picture books grew from his desire to say more with his art. He has made many contributions to literature as an author/illustrator. His solely illustrated works include the award winning The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, and an upcoming project with author Eoin Colfer set to be released late 2015 titled Imaginary Fred. His authored works have won several awards and some have been listed as New York Times Bestsellers. Inspired as a child by Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, he wrote this article in which he explains the tribute he forged with a red and white stripy jumper. He also points out that he refers to his works as picture books, not children's books, because he writes them for himself and everyone; not just children. This desire to communicatewith the reader of any age and make sense of the world can be seen very clearly in The Heart and the Bottle. In another article, Jeffers discusses in depth the steps to becoming an author in addition to his quest to tell stories and ask questions. He continues to create art of all types in his New York studio, including picture books, painting, mixed media, and short films.


Author/Illustrator of...* The Moose Belongs to Me* The Hueys in The New Sweater* The Hueys in It Wasn't Me* The Hueys in None the Number* Stuck* Lost and Found* Up and Down* The Heart and the Bottle* The Great Paper Caper* The Way Back Home* The Incredible Book Eating Boy* How to Catch a Star* Once Upon an Alphabet (to be released October 2014)

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Lazarides Exhibition

Charity He Supports:One.org

Likes:- Labeling Things-Making Lists-Crossing Things off Lists

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7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast Interview


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