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Friday 23 August 2019

Colfer's book uncovered

Eoin Colfer.
Eoin Colfer.

By Esther Hayden

Best selling Wexford author Eoin Colfer has unveiled the cover of his latest book which is due out in October.

Eoin has teamed up with Oliver Jeffers to create the perfect book cover for his book 'Imaginary Fred' which is the duo's first ever picture book collaboration.

'Imaginary Fred' is a unique take on the concept of imaginary friends. It's the story of two little boys and their shared love of movies, music, and comic books.

It is about how a little bit of electricity, a little bit of luck, and a little bit of magic can spark a friendship like no other. The perfect chemistry between Eoin Colfer's text and Oliver Jeffers's artwork will make for a treasured new picture book.

'We're thrilled to help bring to life Eoin Colfer and Oliver Jeffers's 'Imaginary Fred', a story that's sure to become an instant children's classic, with its unforgettable characters and clever storytelling,' says Kate Jackson of Harper Collins.

'It's filled with hilarity and heart, and we knew right away we wanted this dream team on our list.'

Rachel Denwood also of Harper Collins UK said: 'An Eoin Colfer and Oliver Jeffers collaboration is pretty much the stuff of dreams - they are simply two of the finest children's book creators on the planet. 'Imaginary Fred' is completely unique - it's funny, poignant, original. It's genius."

Eoin Colfer is the internationally bestselling author of the 'Artemis Fowl' series as well as several standalone novels, including the highly acclaimed 'Airman'.

Oliver Jeffers is an outstanding talent and has won many high-profile awards, including the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award, the Blue Peter Book of the Year, and the Irish Children's Book of the Year. His most recent book is the New York Times number one bestseller, 'The Day The Crayons Quit'.

Born in Australia and raised in Belfast, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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