The Way Back Home by Oliver JeffersThe Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers

The Way Back Home

byOliver JeffersIllustratorOliver Jeffers

Hardcover | September 4, 2007

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An exciting intergalactic adventure from shining star Oliver Jeffers, creator of Lost and Found.One day a boy finds an aeroplane in his cupboard. Up, up, up and away he flies, high into the sky. Whizzing past clouds, stars and planets until suddenly, he runs out of petrol!Miles from earth, the boy crashes into the moon and waits. Just as he is beginning to get cold and lonely, a friendly martian appears from the darkness, also with a broken aircraft.Together they come up with a super plan to float the boy back down to earth to collect his toolbox.Can the boy find his way back home safely and will he ever make it back up to the moon to rescue his friend?
Oliver Jeffers graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours. His outstanding talent has been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award. 'Lost and Found' animation was broadcast on Channel 4. Oliver lives and works in Brookyln, New York.
Title:The Way Back HomeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pagesPublished:September 4, 2007Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0007182287

ISBN - 13:9780007182282


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! Such a whimsical, cute story!
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute story The boy and an alien both crash land on the moon and need help getting home, though apparently the boy can just jump down to earth and swim's cute, but it could have done more with the intergalactic encounter.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cute cute story, lovely pictures
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another fun adventure! I am a mother of two and I now collect all of Oliver Jeffers books for them. His wildly creative storytelling and whimsical art work are masterful in their simplicity and addictive in their oddness. My kids giggle at the tales and so do I. His "little boy" series is wonderful and should all be collected. I often give them as gifts to spread the joy around amongst my friends and family.
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Very endearing and imaginative
Date published: 2014-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Imagination Takes Flight! We (me & my 6 year old) are big Oliver Jeffers fans. His stories are simple, imaginative and humorous. His artwork matches the stories perfectly. In this one "the boy" just happens to find a plane in his closet and decides to take it "out for a go"! Where to? Why the moon of course. He runs into a little trouble up there, discovers someone else in trouble and together the new friends find their ways back home. I have most of Oliver Jeffers stories to children at the library where I volunteer and they never fail to capture their attention and their imaginations! Fantastic.
Date published: 2009-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT This was my sons first Oliver Jeffers book and he adores it. I think boys will most relate to the story. Tells the story of how a litte boy meets a martian, and how they both help eachother out. Simple...great for those of us moms and dads who dont like to read long drawn out books.
Date published: 2008-04-25

Editorial Reviews

Praise for 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy'"Mouth-wateringly irresistible" The GuardianPraise for 'Lost and Found':'An uplifting of such spare beauty.suffused with a dreamlike quality.' Independent Online'Oliver Jeffers makes impressive use of space in this affecting story of friendship.illustrations capture feelings of loss and loneliness through the most delicate nuances of facial expression.and body language.' Julia Eccleshare, The GuardianPraise for 'How to Catch a Star':'The best recent picture book by light years. stylishly spellbinding.' Telegraph'A story about possibilities and disappointments with a triumphant ending, all of which Jeffers captures through the beautifully expressive changing moods of his little boy.' The Guardian