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A Child of Books

By Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston
Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston

I am a Child of Books. I come from a world of stories, And upon my imagination, I float...

"A gorgeous homage to the power of the written word" Guardian In this inspiring, lyrical tale about the rewards of reading and sharing stories, a little girl sails her raft "across a sea of words" to arrive at the house of a small boy. There she invites him to come away with her 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 lies ahead of him… But who will be next? Combining elegant illustrations by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston’s astonishing typographical landscapes shaped from excerpts of children’s classics and lullabies, A Child of Books is a gorgeous gift book perfect for readers of all ages, and a must-have Christmas gift.

  • Winner of the prestigious international Bologna Ragazzi Award for Fiction 2017.
  • "A fresh and fascinating collaboration between two gifted masters" The New York Times
  • An exquisitely designed paperback, with high production values.

About the author

Oliver Jeffers is an artist whose work ranges from figurative painting and installation to illustration. His picture books include Lost and Found, How to Catch a Star, This Moose Belongs to Me and The Day the Crayons Quit, all of which have been translated into over 30 languages worldwide. Oliver's talent has been recognized by several high-profile awards, including the Irish Book of the Year and the Blue Peter Book of the Year; as well as shortlists for the British Book of the Year, the Roald Dahl Prize and the Kate Greenaway Medal. Born in Australia, Oliver was brought up in Northern Ireland and now lives and works in New York, USA. Find him online at oliverjeffers.com and on Twitter and Instagram as @OliverJeffers. Sam Winston is a fine artist who exhibits internationally and whose books can be found in many special collections worldwide, including New York's Museum of Modern Art, the Getty Research Institute, the Tate Gallery London, and the V&A Museum. His work is also collected by the Library of Congress and commissioned by The New York Times. Sam lives and works in London. Find him online at samwinston.com and on Instagram as @samwinston_.

ISBN: 9781406386042
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2019
Dimensions: 250 x 260mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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