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A Child Of Books

byOliver Jeffers, Sam WinstonIllustratorOliver Jeffers

Picture Books | September 6, 2016

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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.
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 Da...
Title:A Child Of BooksFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 10.63 × 10.25 × 0.43 inPublished:September 6, 2016Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0763690775

ISBN - 13:9780763690779


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good Great illustrations and a nice text to carry it through.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful illustrations! A wonderful collaborative piece between two artists, Oliver Jeffers & Sam Winston. Would make a great gift for any booker lover, young or old.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartwarming! I bought it for myself and my boyfriend's sister - great for anyone who is a lover of books, adults and children alike. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love Oliver Jeffers This has the usual Oliver Jeffers illustrations I know and love. The story was sweet and whimsical.I have read other Oliver Jeffers books to my kids since they were 2 or 3 years old. I would say this one is better for age 5 and up.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oliver Jeffers never disapoints Another good book from the famous aughor
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A favourite in our house! Oliver Jeffers is a favourite with the grown-ups and kids in our home.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful book Beautiful illustrations. A great story for book lovers both young and old
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gift for book lovers of any age If you know the power of a story to mold the imagination and to inspire creativity then you probably want to get this book.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great one from Jeffers A must read for all bookworms, young and old!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful text, beautiful artwork Pretty much sums it up - gorgeous artwork that will make a booklover giddy, and text that will inspire a future booklover to imagine up anything they could ever want.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This books gives me goosebumps! I love everything about this book. I stumbled upon it while browsing the children's section for a new books to use in my teaching! Well boy did I find a forever book! First and foremost the message in this book just warms my heart. The though of all the places the books can take you is something that should be truly appreciated. I also love the illustrations in this book! Using words from many classics to create a beautiful illustration always takes my breath away! Love this book, my students love it... this will be a book I will continue to read every year!
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't Go Wrong with Jeffers I bought this book for my mom, a long-time English teacher and lover of art. The story is great for kids, but adults will enjoy it just as much, if not more.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book my little sister loves this book!
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Jeffers is a great children''s book writer. He has so many classics
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like it Wonderful book from a great writer
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! I picked this up yesterday and read it to our children last night, what a beautiful book. The whole family enjoyed it and make us adults view the book like a child would. Simply beautiful Excellent work from Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Intriguing and engaging; delightful.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning Stunning in its simplicity of language, and its complexity of art. I have already given this book as a gift after purchasing it for my children. It is a nice reflection back on the classic literature that shaped my childhood and I adore how the artwork uses the classic tales words. Truly beautiful although probably more so for the parents than the children.
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic, indeed A Child of Books provides the perfect forum for explaining that a CLASSIC is a book that transcends age and time. It could be fresh off the press as it is eagerly seized by a current audience, such as was Harry Potter. More commonly, a CLASSIC is a book of long-standing, perhaps even centuries old, and one that has garnered readers and awards. Such books are meant to be enjoyed and cherished. Have just wrapped up a copy for our granddaughter's 6th birthday.
Date published: 2016-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For Booklovers of all ages This is a book that reminds us that a story can take us anywhere. While adults can search the pages for clues of the classics they have loved, younger readers can imagine new stories within the pictures. A wonderfulbook that can be shared by all ages.
Date published: 2016-08-30

Editorial Reviews

… a fresh and fascinating collaboration between two gifted masters.—The New York Times Book ReviewJeffers 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...Every one of its elements—the haunting prose poem executed in hand- lettered words; the pictures done in watercolor, pencil, and digital collage; and the objects built from words borrowed from classic stories—all work together toward a richly harmonious whole. An irresistible invitation to read.—Booklist (starred review)Jeffers and Winston's mixed-media artwork, an inventive combination of watercolor, pencil, and digital collage, elicits strong notice from readers. Jeffers' uneven, hand-lettered text contrasts dramatically with Winston's digitally manipulated lines of classic prose...An ingenious, confident, and pretty cool exploration of literary delight.—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)A gorgeous, innovative musing on the power of storytelling. A nameless young girl who calls herself a child of books narrates in lyrical, spellbinding verse. 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. A masterpiece.—School Library Journal (starred review)Jeffers and typographic artist Winton collaborate on a hymn to the power of imagination, in which witty pen-and-ink drawings meet manipulated blocks of type, composed of passages from children’s classics...the energy of the images bursts from the pages, “for imagination is free.”—Publishers WeeklyThis delightful treasure hunt through children's literature will have you digging through your bookshelves, hunting for forgotten phrases and making room among the tomes for this book.—BookPageThis haunting mixed-media art book will appeal to literature lovers of all ages.—New York PostEach illustration cleverly incorporates text from classic works of literature into the art...This is fantastically imaginative and smart book that is sure to engage children of all ages.—Cool Mom Picks (blog)It's a lyrical picture book that celebrates the power of imagination...What a great way to stretch the imagination and teach reading all at once!—Parents.comLiterature lovers won't want to miss A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston.—Parents magazineAs masterful as a book can be in extolling the richness that reading brings to our lives, "A Child of Books" is a glorious offering.—Reading Eagle (from Kendal Rautzhan)Kids and adults alike will marvel at the artistry and the message of A Child of Books, that we can build our own houses of invention and creativity where all are welcome, "for imagination is free."—Omnivoracious (blog)