Oliver and Jumpy, Volume 6

Oliver and Jumpy, Volume 6

by Werner Stejskal

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625174093
Publisher: Werner Stejskal
Publication date: 10/28/2014
Series: Oliver and Jumpy , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
File size: 26 MB
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Age Range: 2 - 9 Years

About the Author

Born in Vienna, Austria, Werner is now living in Perth, Australia with his wife, two married children, and three grandchildren. He worked many years in the printing industry and later for the United Nations in Vienna. After an eventful life, now retired, he began to write children's stories, had them illustrated through Upwork, narrated them himself for YouTube and finally published the ebooks on most platforms. Werner's dream is to see "Oliver and Jumpy" animated as a TV series. There are lots of fairy tales and bedtime stories around and many of them quite violent. This made Werner decide to write something different. On a flight from Europe to Australia, he watched the movie Magic on Belle Island with Morgan Freeman, where Freeman teaches a little girl to have imagination and write her first story. This inspired Werner as well and the first stories with his two characters Oliver, the elegant tomcat, and Jumpy, his kangaroo lady friend, made their appearance. Some very capable illustrators have helped to create this picture book series.

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Oliver and Jumpy, Volume 6 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Author_Marion_Marchetto More than 1 year ago
Three more adventures for Oliver the Gentleman Cat and his friend Jumpy the Kangaroo. The theme of this volume is reaching beyond your grasp for we find our intrepid adventurers climbing a tall tree and blasting off to the moon!
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite Oliver and Jumpy by Werner Stejskal is a collection of stories for children. The stories are about a cool cat named Oliver and his kangaroo friend, Jumpy. They go on different adventures together and have lots of fun. This illustrated book tells three fun stories: “Who Am I?”, “Up the Tree” and “Moon Crystal.” All of them describe the adventures of Oliver as he tries to figure out what is happening and what should he do. All three stories pose a different challenge, but Oliver is brave and strong and he is not afraid to climb a really big tree or go to the moon to bring back moon crystals. So hop along and join Oliver and Jumpy on their adventures because you will thoroughly enjoy them. I am an adult and I loved this storybook. I had forgotten how cool it was to read books with pictures in them. This particular book was well illustrated and had really adorable pictures to go with every scene. Oliver reminded me of Tom from Tom and Jerry, maybe because he is a tomcat. Or it could be the fact that he is charming, strong, brave and ready to tackle a new adventure. Werner Stejskal wrote the stories beautifully and simply. The illustrators did an amazing job in capturing the essence of Oliver and Jumpy. It would be a great book to read to kids. I would definitely settle in with my niece, snuggle under the covers, and read the book with her.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
“Oliver lives in a treehouse on the mighty oak tree. He is the most famous cat in the country.” So says the introduction to this new set of Oliver and Jumpy stories, and more stories are being released all the time. Elegant Oliver loses his memory in the first of this collection, and looks delightfully confused in the bright illustration. But knowing what type of creature he is won’t be enough to heal him, and nice short alphabet lesson precedes the recovery of his name. I might have wished more of the alphabet were there, though it would have lengthened the tale too much perhaps. There's a nice Jack-and-the-Beanstalk flavor to the next entry, where Oliver climbs a tree, telling his own story again, and reminding birds he won’t eat them; “I am allergic to birds, so there was no need for concern.” A lovely surprise awaits, magically colored. “Puffybye.” Then the final tale offers a curious blend of history, mythology, magic and aliens. The illustrations have a playful elusiveness, inviting comparisons for older readers as young ones enjoy the flight. “Our planet like a pearl in a sea of blackness.” There’s even a touch of science, but can you guess what moon crystals will look like? “Moonybye,” says Oscar, and readers are invited to suggest their own ideas for another tale. Playful text and illustrations, fast-flowing ideas, and cool characters: Stories 16-18 are a fun addition to the collection. Disclosure: It was free so I bought it.
StarGazer2 More than 1 year ago
Werner Stejskal's book, Oliver and Jumpy, Stories 16-18 is an adorable book that children will love. The pictures have vibrant colors, and the story line has big words that will help increase your child's vocabulary. Plus, each story is short enough that your child will not lose interest before reaching the end. 
HungryVampire More than 1 year ago
I was asked to read and give my honest review of this book. This is my first introduction to Oliver and Jumpy and they’re grand adventures.  In this book, there are three very entertaining and beautifully illustrated stories involving a cat and a kangaroo. The first story, “Who Am I?” is about a cat who has a coconut fall on his head while he’s napping. This causes Oliver to lose his memory. Apparently,  though, his memory loss is only personal. Instead, he has forgotten what he is and who he is? In his adventure to find out who he is, he meets other animals who lead him to his answers. In the second story, “Up the Tree,” our favorite cat, Oliver, climbs an old tree and meets everyone who lives in the tree. “Moon Crystals,” the third story in this book, Oliver, Jumpy, and Joey climb into a spaceship and fly to the moon to collect healing crystals. The illustrations were well done and the stories were fun. I do wish that in the second story there was more to Oliver’s decent going down from the top of the tree. The ending felt rushed for some reason. However, I believe that young readers will thoroughly enjoy reading about Oliver and Jumpy, and all of their adventures! Fun Adventures for the Young Reader's Imagination!