Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

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From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day The Crayons Quit comes a humorously warm tale of friendship. Now also an animated TV special!

What is a boy to do when a lost penguin shows up at his door? Find out where it comes from, of course, and return it. But the journey to the South Pole is long and difficult in the boy’s rowboat. There are storms to brave and deep, dark nights.To pass the time, the boy tells the penguin stories. Finally, they arrive. Yet instead of being happy, both are sad. That’s when the boy realizes: The penguin hadn’t been lost, it had merely been lonely.

A poignant, funny, and child-friendly story about friendship lost . . . and then found again.


About Oliver Jeffers

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Oliver Jeffers (www.oliverjeffersworld.com) makes art and tells stories. His books include How to Catch a Star; Lost and Found, which was the recipient of the prestigious Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award in the U.K. and was later adapted into an award-winning animated film; The Way Back Home; The Incredible Book Eating Boy; The Great Paper Caper; The Heart and the Bottle, which was made into a highly acclaimed iPad application narrated by Helena Bonham Carter; Up and Down, the New York Times bestselling Stuck; The Hueys in the New Sweater, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year; and This Moose Belongs to Me, a New York Times bestseller. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Published December 29, 2005 by Philomel. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors. Fiction

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A lad finds a penguin on his doorstep and resolutely sets out to return it in this briefly told import.

Jun 24 2010 | Read Full Review of Lost and Found

The Bookbag

The boy is not the most realistic drawing of a child I have seen, but there is something special about it, some unique presence that sets this book apart from other books.

Apr 22 2013 | Read Full Review of Lost and Found

Curious Book Fans

The boy is incredibly sad now as he sets off for home alone and is really missing the penguin until…he spots a small boat in the distance and as it gets nearer he realises it is the penguin looking for him!

May 25 2010 | Read Full Review of Lost and Found

A Patchwork of Books

One of the very fist books I reviewed on Playing by the book was his award winning Here Come’s Frankie, which is still the book I pick up if I’m in a wonderful mood and feel like dancing, or a terrible mood and need cheering up.

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