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Webchat with Eoin Colfer and Oliver Jeffers SATURDAY 24TH 10-11AM.

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UrsulaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 16-Oct-15 17:15:23

Artemis Fowl extraordinaire, Eoin Colfer, and superstar illustrator Oliver Jeffers are both joining us on Saturday (24th October) morning at 10am to talk to YOU about their beautiful collaboration Imaginary Fred, plus any other questions you might be bursting to ask.

So get the DC involved and come and join us on Saturday or, if you can't make it on the day, post your and DC's questions on the thread below and check back later to see if they've been answered!

See you there!

MNHQ

iseenodust Mon 19-Oct-15 20:16:32

Love Oliver Jeffers books. DS adored The Incredible Book Eating Boy...so many bedtimes. Need to find out more about this new one. Hope to be here Sat.

princessbarbie Mon 19-Oct-15 20:20:35

Where do you get your ideas from? From Amelia Richardson aged 8

DivaDroid Mon 19-Oct-15 20:22:25

Where did you get the ideas for Artemis Fowl? I'm just about to begin reading them with the DC & I'm hoping they'll love them as much as I do!

thatwouldbeanecumenicalmatter Mon 19-Oct-15 20:27:28

Oo will ask the DC when they're awake prod them nowww

TheCraicDealer Mon 19-Oct-15 23:47:36

Oliver, I'm afraid I have bought Lost & Found about three times for various children because it makes me (childless cynic) cry when I read it in Waterstones. Which would be every time I'm in Waterstones. Are your prints available for sale anywhere? I love the look of the stuff in your new show.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Tue 20-Oct-15 00:46:11

Hello Eoin, I remember you coming into my school and reading to us from Artemis Fowl when it was a very new book (I still have my signed first edition on my bookcase!) smile

Where did you get the idea to write the second story along the bottom of the pages from? My sister and I used to love working those out just as much as we loved the stories (my gnommish is very rusty now, but we used to write notes to each other using it).

Also, is their any chance of Airman being made into a film? I remember thinking it would be brilliant on a big screen when I first read it.

letsgetreadytoramble Tue 20-Oct-15 22:17:19

To both - who has been your favourite children's laureate so far, and who would you like to see as laureate next?

Yeahyeahyeahs Fri 23-Oct-15 08:33:08

Question for Oliver from Lara aged 3 (who is so obsessed she wants to be Oliver Jeffers when she grows up) - 'When you were lost as a little boy, did the label that helped you get found have your address on it?'

Marcelinewhyareyousomean Sat 24-Oct-15 08:26:10

Lost and Found is one of our favourite books. It is a massive part of our Christmas, we read it Xmas Eve and watch it over breakfast on n Xmas Day. We love the animation, any plans to make films from your books?

Etainagain Sat 24-Oct-15 08:50:42

Ds wants to know whether the last book in the Artemis Fowl series really is the last book and if there are going to be any books about Artemis younger brothers.

Racundra Sat 24-Oct-15 09:09:58

Oliver - we love your books in this family!
We've spent so many hours reading them over and over.
Re lost and found etx- was the penguin based on someone in particular?
We saw the stage play of the book, and it was just wonderful. DS was only just two, but he talked about it for months and months afterwards.

EoinColfer Sat 24-Oct-15 09:58:47

Hi Guys- Eoin Colfer here. All logged on and ready for the grilling.

OliverJeffers Sat 24-Oct-15 09:59:45

Good morning everyone! Oliver Jeffers here.

EoinColfer Sat 24-Oct-15 10:00:01

princessbarbie

Where do you get your ideas from? From Amelia Richardson aged 8

Hi Amelia- I get most of my ideas from watching my brothers and sons fool around. I take all their antics and dress them up as fairies.

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 24-Oct-15 10:00:48

Morning all and a very warm welcome to our webchat guests this morning who are joining us ( I believe ) from the Lowry in Manchester. Over to you Eoin and Oliver...

EoinColfer Sat 24-Oct-15 10:01:22

DivaDroid

Where did you get the ideas for Artemis Fowl? I'm just about to begin reading them with the DC & I'm hoping they'll love them as much as I do!

Hi DivaDroid- Thanks for the kind words. Artemis is based on my brother Donal who was a bit of a Jack the Lad.

OliverJeffers Sat 24-Oct-15 10:01:24

princessbarbie

Where do you get your ideas from? From Amelia Richardson aged 8

i get my ideas from a lunchbox I keep under my bed.

OliverJeffers Sat 24-Oct-15 10:02:10

TheCraicDealer

Oliver, I'm afraid I have bought Lost & Found about three times for various children because it makes me (childless cynic) cry when I read it in Waterstones. Which would be every time I'm in Waterstones. Are your prints available for sale anywhere? I love the look of the stuff in your new show.

I'm afraid they've sold out but there will be some more in the future.

OliverJeffers Sat 24-Oct-15 10:02:58

letsgetreadytoramble

To both - who has been your favourite children's laureate so far, and who would you like to see as laureate next?

Definitely Eoin as he bought me a beer last night.

EoinColfer Sat 24-Oct-15 10:03:12

letsgetreadytoramble

To both - who has been your favourite children's laureate so far, and who would you like to see as laureate next?

Hi PD&MB- I have loved Niamh and Siobhan equally. They both did brilliant projects- I am trying to fill their boots- one boot each.

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 24-Oct-15 10:03:16

ooh a bit late there....Can we ask you both our standard questions at Mumsnet that we ask all authors:

What childhood book most inspired you?

What would be the first piece of advice you would give to anyone attempting to write/illustrate children's books?

What is the best book you have given anyone recently?

And the best you've received?

OliverJeffers Sat 24-Oct-15 10:03:54

Yeahyeahyeahs

Question for Oliver from Lara aged 3 (who is so obsessed she wants to be Oliver Jeffers when she grows up) - 'When you were lost as a little boy, did the label that helped you get found have your address on it?'

Yes, every single item of my clothing had my name on it. But no necessarily my address.

OliverJeffers Sat 24-Oct-15 10:04:42

Marcelinewhyareyousomean

Lost and Found is one of our favourite books. It is a massive part of our Christmas, we read it Xmas Eve and watch it over breakfast on n Xmas Day. We love the animation, any plans to make films from your books?

Yes. I've always wanted to make other films of my books. Hopefully that will happen in the future.

OliverJeffers Sat 24-Oct-15 10:06:18

Racundra

Oliver - we love your books in this family!
We've spent so many hours reading them over and over.
Re lost and found etx- was the penguin based on someone in particular?
We saw the stage play of the book, and it was just wonderful. DS was only just two, but he talked about it for months and months afterwards.

Yes it's based on a real story of a boy that climbed into a penguin enclosure at Belfast Zoo. He managed to get all the way home with a baby penguin under his coat. He had to keep it in the bath tub till the man from the zoo could come the next time.

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