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A Child of Books

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Jeffers and Winston's first collaboration is a celebration of the child's world, illustrated in sumptuous double-page spreads featuring explosions of images borrowed from unforgettable sources. Some, she says, have forgotten the importance of stories, but she finds a boy and introduces him to her world, a land created through a marriage of Jeffers's evocative art and Winston's masterly use of typography.

Use this wholly original celebration of the story as a jumping-off point for conversations about art and writing. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I was at my last school for 4 years and we had ********* book fairs every term – and every term, I was disappointed by the narrow range of books. When a little girl sails her raft across a sea of words to meet a boy, she takes him on an adventure of imagination. I think it's a nice book and a nice sort of ode to reading but it just didn't have as much appeal to me as it seems to have with other reviewers.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. 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. It is a lovey story and very focused on a love of books, which is something that we both hope to instill into our child. In this video from Walker books, Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston discuss their new book, A Child of Books. Furthermore, we offer that this glorious book of such strength and originality, is an ideal gift for readers of all ages.

Jeffers and Winston's mixed-media artwork, an inventive combination of watercolor, pencil, and digital collage, elicits strong notice from readers.Elegant illustrations by Oliver Jeffers are accompanied by Sam Winston’s astonishing typographical landscapes, beautifully shaped from excerpts of children’s classics including Treasure Island, Little Women and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. There was just the right amount of choice to suit everyone without being overwhelming and I received comments from parents and staff about the quality of books offered compared to previous sales which have always been based around current crazes and well known celebrity authors.

It is both an invitation to succumb to the heady pleasures of reading, and a work of great beauty and imagination. New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers and fine artist Sam Winston’s lyrical picture book inspires readers of all ages to create, to question, to explore, and to imagine. 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.I haven't charted out my visits for the summer term, but I'm sure there are several in the south) and thanks so much for being so fantastic! 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.

From figurative painting, collage and installation to illustration and award winning picture-books, Oliver Jeffers practice takes many forms. Combining elegant illustrations by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston’s astonishing typographical landscapes , this is the perfect picture book for Christmas. You guys were so fab and Dawn was such a lovely presence in the schools - I will absolutely be in touch next time I'm in your neck of the woods. You guys are such a force for good and I am a passionate supporter of Indie booksellers, so I'm so happy this worked out well (I'd love to know how many books were sold if you have it to hand - it felt like quite a lot! 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.A lovely book - the use of classic fiction in the illustrations sparked imediate interest I my daughter.

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