Lost and FoundHardback
- Publisher: Philomel Books,U.S.
- Format: Hardback | 32 pages
- Dimensions: 264mm x 269mm x 15mm | 408g
- Publication date: 29 December 2005
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0399245030
- ISBN 13: 9780399245039
- Edition statement: American.
- Sales rank: 30,652
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.
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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.
"Youngsters will cheer the pals'' inevitable reunion and will...request an immediate rereading of this gently humorous and heartwarming tale of friendship found, lost and regained." --Publishers Weekly, starred review