Oliver Jeffers

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For just under 30 years PJ Lynch has been winning national and international acclaim for the illustrations he has provided for a wide range of childre(...)

Festival buzz: Bees! was exquisitely conceived. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

During the recent short run, at Dublin Theatre Festival, of Bees!, a gently instructional musical for children created by WillFredd Theatre, our beeke(...)

Tag rugby with the Terenure Tigers, part of Terenure College Rugby Club in Dublin. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

By the time Lorraine Doyle’s twin boys were eight years old, she had no problem finding sporting and social after-school activities for one, but no(...)

A Quentin Blake illustration in Roald Dahl’s The Twits

A is for Ahlberg Husband-and-wife team Allan and Janet Ahlberg are responsible for some of the best British picture books of the late 20th cent(...)

In their long and colourful history, alphabet books have evolved from basic instruction manuals to sophisticated and ingenious works of art. With t(...)

Oliver Jeffers: ‘There is a certain sense of humour in my art that you might not find in the picture books, and a sweetness in the picture books that you will probably find lacking in the art.’ Photograph: Malcolm Brown

It is easy to recognise the characters of Oliver Jeffers’s picture books. They have large, spherical heads and thin, lace-like legs that carry them o(...)

Sarah Webb, Roddy Doyle, Emma Brade and Niamh Sharkey at the launch of Beyond the Stars
The story behind Beyond the Stars
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  • October 14, 2014, 01:16

Beyond the Stars is unique. It’s a collection of 12 short stories for children, written by some of the most acclaimed Irish children’s writers – curre(...)

The Way Back Home, Branar’s ambitious stage version of Oliver Jeffers’s beautiful picture book

Earlier this year I saw a performance of Human Child, a play for children aged eight years and over, performed by Collapsing Horse Theatre Company (...)

The Way Back HomeThe Ark****An imaginative young boy takes a flight of fantasy to the moon in The Way Back Home, a stage adaptation of Oliver Jeffers’(...)

The Way Back Home: Branar’s new show is based on an Oliver Jeffers picture book

Máiréad Ní Ghráda’s An Triail, which was produced as part of Dublin Theatre Festival in 1964, is one of the most important plays of the Irish dramatic(...)

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