A Child of Books

A Child of Books

by Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston


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A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston

New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers and fine artist Sam Winston deliver a lyrical picture book inspiring readers of all ages to create, to question, to explore, and to imagine.

A little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy and calling him away on an adventure. Through forests of fairy tales and across mountains of make-believe, the two travel together on a fantastical journey that unlocks the boy’s imagination. Now a lifetime of magic and adventure lies ahead of him . . . but who will be next? Combining elegant images by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston’s typographical landscapes shaped from excerpts of children’s classics and lullabies, A Child of Books is a stunning prose poem on the rewards of reading and sharing stories—an immersive and unforgettable reading experience that readers will want to pass on to others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763690779
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 127,351
Product dimensions: 10.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD400L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 9 Years

About the Author

Oliver Jeffers is the author-illustrator of many books for children, including Once Upon an Alphabet, which won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and Lost and Found, which was a Nestlé Children’s Book Prize Gold Medal winner. He is also the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit and its follow-up, The Day the Crayons Came Home, both written by Drew Daywalt. Oliver Jeffers lives in Brooklyn.

Sam Winston is a fine artist whose work has been featured in many special collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, the Tate Galleries in London, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He works and lives in London.

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WhisperingStories More than 1 year ago
“The Universe is made of stories, not atoms” The opening line sums this book up nicely, ‘I am a child of books. I come from a world of stories’ This captivating children’s book follows a young girl as she takes a little boy on an adventure by opening his imagination. She teaches him that you don’t need to travel the world to have adventures, you can travel right from where you are sitting with the aid of books, as books are the perfect tools for letting your imaginative side flow freely. The illustrations have been created with text from other children’s books, including Pinocchio, Rapunzel, Swiss Family Robinson and my favourite, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The text has been used to visually take you on the journey, alongside the hand written storyline. From the forest of fairytales to the mountains of monsters, this book brings together numerous children’s books both old and new. The book is very different to most children’s books. It is intelligently written, without many words. It gives you a master class in freeing your imagination, something which may adults have forgotten how to do. The plot, so simple, yet so effective. The book is heartwarming and I loved it from cover to cover. Children will be intrigued, whilst adults will be taken back on a journey to their childhoods.