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A Child of Books

A Child of Books

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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. They would also only drop off a case of books and leave us to run it – it was so lovely to have you on hand to chat to the children and recommend them books, as well as the small (but appreciated! There are clever images such as a photo of a paper forms a sail for a raft, spines of books (where you can see the paper pages) form trees in a forest. 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.

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. 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, creating a gorgeous gift book perfect for readers of all ages. 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! It was such a pleasure to meet you both, and I really appreciated how smoothly and professionally you ran everything.

The story is delightful, but looking for words from well known classics which form the pictures is also fun (eg words from Shelley's Frankenstein form the monster) A celebration of the imagination that knows no boundaries. Combining elegant illustrations by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston’s astonishing typographical landscapes , this is the perfect picture book for Christmas. 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. His first picture book - A Child of Books - reached number five on the New York Times bestsellers list and won the Bologna Ragazzi award as well as being shortlisted for The Irish Book of the year award and the Good Reads readers choice award.

The very clever pictures though are when a shape is formed just from pieces of text, such as a whole cave or a monster made up of lots of text printed on top of itself, a whole sea of words. Your selection was perfect for our children and what really made the difference was your ability to engage with each child, discuss their interests and help them to choose a suitable book based on your extensive knowledge of the books you were selling. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. 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.

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. This text in the pictures comes from famous classic tales such as Hansel and Gretel and Alice in Wonderland.

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. This hardback book is an interesting read and will capture the hearts of many adults but I don't think many children will enjoy this without a lot of explanation.Your words, like your reviews, bring books to life and give them a voice before the front cover is even turned. Oliver Jeffers is a Northern Irish artist and author-illustrator of children’s picture books, including Lost and Found and Here We Are. I am happy that the text is different between copies making it an entirely new experience reading each of them! It means, that rather like the intricacies of a pop up book such as My First Pop-Up Mythological Monsters, Sam Winston and Oliver Jeffers engineer us .

When a little girl sails her raft across a sea of words to meet a boy, she takes him on an adventure of imagination.

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.



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