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Community 2 March, 2022

Celebrate World Book Day with an Oliver Jeffers book!

The hunt is on! We've hidden nine of Oliver Jeffers' incredible books around the City — follow our clues to find one and give it a new home.

Oliver Jeffers book 'Here we Are' sits in front of Derry's Guildhall, a blue sky can be seen in the background.

To celebrate this wonderful day of words, we've created a special mission and hidden nine Oliver Jeffers books around Derry~Londonderry. Take a look at the clues below to see if you can spot where these books are hiding!

Let the hunt begin...

Clue 1 — From here it would take around 9 months to get to Mars, but only approx 2 hours to Belfast.

Clue 2 — You can learn about all sorts of things here — from space and science to gardening or languages. Just don’t forget your card…

Clue 3 — "Look, I wanted to be an individual but my ma wouldn’t let me.” … said who?

Clue 4 — We really like the name Saturn… it has a nice ring to it. Speaking of rings, recently Benny liked it so much that he put a ring on it right here!

Clue 5 — The lungs of our city, a heart in the park. You wood not be-leave how well this book is hidden! Look for a rainbow and the treasure will appear where ribbons are near.

Clue 6 — When you look at Earth from outer space, our differences of opinion can seem just a little less important.
At 235m wide, it would take quite a few of these to cross over to Venus, we just use it to cross the Foyle…

Clue 7 — From April you’ll be able to walk to Mars, jog to Jupiter or enjoy the actual sun right in front of you here… well for now!

Clue 8 — Here there is ‘space’ for literally everyone… rockstars, astronauts, movie makers, designers & more! Some would say they’re the creative spark of the city.

If you're lucky enough to get your hands on one, let us know the book has gone to a good home and share a snap to social media with the tags @OliverJeffers @Nerve_Centre and @OurPlaceEarth