How to Catch a Star

Paperback | October 13, 2015

byOliver Jeffers

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An inspirational story of a boy who loved the stars so much, he decided to catch one of his very own. The beautifully illustrated, original debut picture book from shining talent Oliver Jeffers.There once was a boy who loved stars so much that he wished he had one of his very own. Every night he watched the stars in the sky from his bedroom window and dreamed of how he could be their friend and how they could play hide-and-go-seek together.So, one day, he decided to set about catching a star of his very own.

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An inspirational story of a boy who loved the stars so much, he decided to catch one of his very own. The beautifully illustrated, original debut picture book from shining talent Oliver Jeffers.There once was a boy who loved stars so much that he wished he had one of his very own. Every night he watched the stars in the sky from his be...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.43 × 10.2 × 0.68 inPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0007150342

ISBN - 13:9780007150342

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charming and delightful A lovely little story that never seems to get old. My 3-year-old son and I love to read the board-book version. We're actually read it so often, it's starting to fall apart. Beautiful illustrations, quirky characters, and a charming story. Be sure to read the other adventures of the boy and the penguin. They're all wonderful.
Date published: 2057-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great A very enjoyable read!
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jeffers never disappoint Jeffers is never without a surprise nor twist with his stories. And watercolor is just melting. I'm happy to see where the boy and the penguin ended up.
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT This is a really good book with a little twist at the end. I very much enjoy reading it to my son every night.
Date published: 2011-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this book I LOVE this book! Oh, and my kids (ages 3 and 2) love it as well. It is one book that I don't mind reading over and over again. Very well written and easy to read with lots of enthusiasm and the pictures are great too. Highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2010-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Adorable This is a cute book about a little boy who decides that he wants to catch a star of his very own. My favourite lines: "He dreamed how this star might be his friend. They would play hide-and-go-seek..." "He thought he could fly up in his spaceship and just grab the star. But his spaceship had run out of petrol last Tuesday when he flew to the moon." - which makes complete sense if you ask me. The complete acceptance that one can indeed catch a star and succeed, is what makes Oliver Jeffers' books so wonderful. I recommend this as a great bedtime story or for any kid who loves to dream.
Date published: 2008-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful pictures, wonderful story I came across this book and was drawn in by the illustrations (no pun intended!). I went back to the store 3 times to look at the book because I just couldn't get the images out of my mind. As it turns out, the story is just as good as the pictures. I love reading this book to my 7 month old son and he seems to be quite captivated by the pictures as well. I am sure this is a book we will continue to enjoy reading together as a family...maybe he'll even read it to us one day!
Date published: 2008-09-10

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".the best recent picture book by light years, is 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." Guardian"This is a magical, beautifully illustrated tale about reaching for dreams. Adults tend to think of waiting as tedious, but the magic of this book is that it understands waiting as children wait - alert, apprehensive and using their imaginations." Mail on Sunday"Hail to new talent. If only all picture books could be this good" The Bookseller