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A Child of Books

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ISBN-13: 9781536221923
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A Child of Books

authors: Oliver Jeffers; Sam Winston
illustrators: Oliver Jeffers; Sam Winston

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 New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers with fine artist Sam Winston’s typographical landscapes that are shaped from excerpts of children’s classics, A Child of Books is a stunning prose poem on the rewards of sharing stories—an immersive and unforgettable reading experience that readers will want to pass on to others.

“A gorgeous, innovative musing on the power of storytelling. . . . A masterpiece.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536221929 /  9781536221923
on sale date:
09/2021
type/format:
Picture Books / Paperback
age range:
6 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 9 13/16" x 10 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 1 - Grade 4
 
subjects:
Art; Books & Libraries; Imagination & Play;
author’s comments:
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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