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Lost and Found Hardcover – December 29, 2005
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From figurative painting, collage and installation to illustration and award winning picture-books, Oliver Jeffers practice takes many forms.
His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Brooklyn Museum New York.
HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books, now translated into over 30 languages, including The Incredible Book Eating Boy, and the New York Times Bestseller This Moose Belongs to Me and #1 New York Times Bestseller The Day The Crayons Quit.
Oliver won an Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative Â work with artist and filmmaker Mac Premo. He has made art for Newsweek, The New York Times, United Airlines, TED, Nintendo, and has illustrated a a number of novels.
In 2007, Jeffers was the official illustrator for World Book Day.
Lost and Found became Oliver's first book to made into animation by London based Studio AKA, screening on Christmas Eve 2008 on Channel 4 in the UK and on Nickelodeon in the US and Australia.
In 2013, Jeffers illustrated the vinyl cover (a drawing of Nelson Mandela) for the U2 song "Ordinary Love". Jeffers also co-directed (with Mac Premo) the video for the U2 song "Ordinary Love".
Oliver was born in Port Hedland, Australia, grew up and was educated in Belfast Northern Ireland and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Top Customer Reviews
A boy befriends a penguin and tries to return him to his home at the South Pole. They bond and enjoy each others' companionship. They never give up on each other, even when they become separated. The boy shows surprising maturity when he realizes he made a mistake leaving the penguin and then goes back to find him. What a great lesson to learn, that it's OK to make a mistake, acknowledge it, then take action to amend it!
This story illustrates that it's the Journey, the trip along the way, not necessarily just the destination that gives life meaning and value. Furthermore, the values of friendship, companionship, and sharing come through strongly in this story.
This book also taps into classic, timeless themes of finding one's way back home, almost like a kid's version of The Odyssey.
The watercolors of the book are spectacular, deep and rich. The drawings have an interesting scale that make the two travelers seem quite heroic.
The final reunitement embrace of boy and penguin will melt your heart. What a touching portrait! I challenge the public to find another embrace that is so simple, so pure, so elegant, so Loving.
This book is a Treasure!
One day a boy finds a penguin at his doorstep, he thinks he must be lost, so sets out to find where he comes from. The little boy sets out on his adventure in his row-boat, to the South Pole, to bring the poor little penguin home.
In the end he goes back to find the penguin because he realises he isn't lost, he's just lonely. The whole story is simply darling, everything was so well written and put together, my little one (3) was entranced from start to finish, she kept going back to the book, pulling the tabs, popping up the pages and flipping the tabs up and down.
My daughter loved it so much she is away to bed with it, with a reminder to be very careful with all the little tabs.
Oliver Jeffers has done a wonderful job with Lost and Found, we will go back and read it again and again, a new favourite.
A big thank-you to Harper Collins for the review copy. :)
Put this on your wishlist for your little one today, they will love it.
I read it with my 2 year old son and my 5 year old daughter. We gasped “uh oh” when the boy and the penguin were rowing in opposite directions trying to get back to each other. The hug between the boy and the penguin when they reunited was very cute. I asked my daughter what she thought of the book and she said “It was sad.” I asked “What about the ending?” She answered “They were happy.”
You can see some images of the film and view a trailer at: [...]
Note to fans: The DVD also includes a 'making of' featurette which has an interview with Oliver who also worked on the film, and you can spot his illustrations throughout...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this is the second time I have given it as a gift! I love this story! Oliver Jeffers has a great sense of humor that shines through this sweet story!Published 10 days ago by Cindy
My six year old son loved this book. He enjoyed the illustrations and I found the story to be very sweet.Published 2 months ago by Tasha
Not only did I like the story (friendship theme and graphics), but I was also thrilled that the font style used for the text in this book was easy to read.Published 2 months ago by Martin SH
My daughter and I keep coming back to this story since the first time we read it a year ago. She's now eight and still enjoys it a lot.Published 2 months ago by Rafael Pardo Abello
What a great book, the 2.5 year old loves it. It's short enough to hold the little's attention but long enough to make a great story. The short movie is awesome too, great visuals. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rachel Sheridan
Great story! My girls love it. The storyline is creative and engaging.Published 3 months ago by SuperSane