Oliver Jeffers – There’s a Ghost in this House




Oliver Jeffers is a visual artist and author working in painting, bookmaking, illustration, collage, performance, and sculpture.  Oliver grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland; he currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

His critically acclaimed picture books have been translated into over fifty languages and sold over 14 million copies worldwide. His original artwork has been exhibited at such institutions as the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, the National Portrait Gallery in London, and the Palais Auersperg in Vienna.



Oliver has created a new book to be published on 14 September 2021 entitled There’s a Ghost in This House.



Extract and Synopsis from the Bell Lomax Moreton’s article above:-

Jeffers regularly turns the expected into the unexpected. With There’s a Ghost in This House he brings a unique and disarmingly witty take on the traditional ghost book that will go far beyond Halloween.



Oliver’s iconic style, featuring his characteristically bold hand-rendered text, combines in an inventive format that invites readers to find the ghosts hidden in the book. With every turn of the page, readers will delight in making ghosts appear and disappear with the translucent paper pages that overlay Jeffer’s incredible mixed-media illustrations.

Once again, he brings a unique perspective to words and pictures that has seen him become a worldwide picture-book phenomenon, selling over 14 million copies in forty-six territories worldwide.

Link to pre-purchase: https://www.waterstones.com/book/theres-a-ghost-in-this-house/oliver-jeffers/9780008298357





“The witty images are atmospheric and full of enthralling detail” – Nicolette Jones of The Times

“An optimistic snapshot of contemporary life, this heartfelt hug of a book ought to become a classic” – The Guardian

“Beautiful illustrations” – Creative Review

“There is a childlike awe and wonder about the stars and planets in the book” – The Irish Times

‘Delightfully illustrated’ – Time


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