Oliver Jeffers (born 1977) is an artist, illustrator and writer from Belfast, Northern Ireland and now lives and works in Brooklyn. He went to Halewood College (an integrated secondary school Belfast), then graduated from Belfast Art Collage (University of Ulster) in 2001.
He is widely known for his picture books for children. How to Catch a Star was his first book in 2004 and debuted to critical acclaim. He follow this up a year later with Lost and Found, this won the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Gold Medal 2006.
Here is a list of Oliver’s picture books. How many have you read?
- How to Catch a Star (Philomel, Jun 2004)
- Lost and Found (Philomel, Dec 2005)
- The Incredible Book Eating Boy (Philomel, 2006)
- The Way Back Home (Philomel, 2007)
- The Great Paper Caper (Philomel, 2008)
- The Heart and the Bottle (Philomel, Mar 2010)
- Up and Down (Philomel, Dec 2010)
- Stuck (Philomel, Nov 2011)
- This Moose Belongs to Me (Philomel, Nov 2012)
- The Hueys series (Philomel)
- The New Jumper / The New Sweater (May 2012)
- It Wasn’t Me (Jan 2014)
- None the Number (Jul 2014)
- What’s the Opposite? (Jan 2016)
- Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters (Philomel, Oct 2014)
For more information about Oliver’s work check out these sites:
If you would like to know more about working as an illustrator have a look at this page: National Careers Service – Illustrator
Why don’t you have a go yourself at being an illustrator. Watch this video then get your paints out.