Author(s): Oliver Jeffers
Award-winning picture book star Oliver Jeffers explores themes of love and loss in this life-affirming, uplifting tale, due to be featured in a major motion picture. Once there was a girl who was full of wonderment at how the world worked. She shared all her dreams and excitement with her father, who always had the answer to every question. That is until one day when his chair was empty, not to be filled again - how would the girl ever find meaning from her life again?
"Oliver Jeffers's visually spare style enables him to convey huge emotions with minimum fuss, allowing readers time to respond!" -- Julia Eccelshare, The Guardian "Jeffers anatomises loss and the process of grief, with honesty and ingenuity!" -- The Daily Telegraph "!a profoundly moving book that will strike a deep chord with anyone of any age!" -- The Irish Times "!full of wisdom and magic. A story which will equally bewitch adult and child, just like a classic children's book should." -- Irish Independent
Oliver Jeffers is a fresh new talent in picture books. He graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours and has since exhibited his paintings around the world. His outstanding talent has already been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award, the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Irish Children's Book of the Year.