Once Upon An Alphabet by Oliver JeffersOnce Upon An Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers

Once Upon An Alphabet

byOliver Jeffers

Hardcover | September 30, 2014

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WINNER OF THE CBI BOOK OF THE YEARA flagship publication, gloriously bringing the alphabet to life in irresistible Oliver Jeffers style!The letters of our alphabet work tirelessly to make words that in turn make stories, but what if there was a story FOR each of the letters instead? Turn the pages of this exquisite book to find out.Here you will discover twenty-six short stories introducing a host of new characters (plus the occasional familiar face). From Edmund the astronaut with his awkward fear of heights, via the dynamic new investigative duo of the Owl and the Octopus, through to the Zeppelin that just might get Edmund a little bit closer to where he needs to be, this book is packed with funny, thrilling, perilous and above all entertaining tales inspired by every letter in the alphabet.An adventure to follow from A to Z, or a treasure trove to dip in and out of, Once Upon an Alphabet is a work of exhilarating originality from artist Oliver Jeffers, the creator of much-loved modern classics such as Lost and Found and The Incredible Book Eating Boy.
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:Once Upon An AlphabetFormat:HardcoverDimensions:112 pagesPublished:September 30, 2014Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0007514271

ISBN - 13:9780007514274


Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE LOVE LOVE such a creative way of sharing the alphabet with amazing illustrations too!
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful illustrations! I love all Oliver Jeffers books! This one in particular provides a new twist on the traditional alphabet books. Each letter tells its own unique story however the stories can be read altogether. I've been eyeing this book for a while and I'm really happy I finally decided to pick it up! A great book with creative illustrations!
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whimsical Another gem from Jeffers! Wildly imaginative and unpredictable. Learning the alphabet has never been so much fun!
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So beautiful! I love the artwork in this book. I love how the choices of words aren't typical. This is one that I won't get bored of!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wondrous Words This book gives a refreshing new take on an alphabet book. The author tells a little story for each letter using s variety of words beginning with the letter, but in a subtle and humorous fashion. The stories have messages that are appropriate for adults and children alike. My four year old grandson and I read the book several times in the few days after I gave it to him. Each time he was able to get more from the reading. This indicates that this is the kind of book that one does not tire of, but which can be read over and over. It's a keeper. I will buy it for all the children on my list!
Date published: 2014-12-31

Editorial Reviews

'.combines classic storytelling with stunning artwork. Parents and kids will love to read this again and again' The Bookseller'.a glorious romp of a book' The GuardianPraise for 'How to Catch a Star':'The best recent picture book by light years. stylishly spellbinding.' Telegraph'Hail to new talent. If only all picture books could be this good.' The BooksellerPraise for The Day the Crayons Quit:"Hilarious picture book brilliance." Books for Keeps"It's funny, clever and pushes kids' creativity." The Telegraph".stunning illustrations" Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian