Specsavers Children's Book of the Year (Junior)

Shortlisted 2021

There’s a Ghost in this House

By Oliver Jeffers

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 Jeffers’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.

About Oliver Jeffers...

Oliver Jeffers’s books have been number one on The New York Times bestseller list on multiple occasions and have won numerous awards, including the Nestlé Gold Medal for Lost and Found, the Irish Picture Book of the Year award for The Incredible Book Eating Boy and This Moose Belongs to Me, CBI’s Book of the Year Award for The Day the Crayons Quit (illustrator), the Orbil Prize for Stuck, The New York Times Best Illustrated Books for The Hueys in the New Sweater, the V&A Book Illustration Award and the British Book Design and Production Awards for The Heart and the Bottle.

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