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A Child of Books

A Child of Books

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Altogether, Bookwagon suggests that A Child of Books is a reading experience that merits being loved and shared. 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. 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! Oliver Jeffers is a Northern Irish artist and author-illustrator of children’s picture books, including Lost and Found and Here We Are.

I have even talked the head into a little revamp of the library so that we can display them properly! In this video from Walker books, Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston discuss their new book, A Child of Books. 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. Interesting detailed drawings that could be great conversation starters for younger children, but I think this treasure is the PERFECT gift for the older (teen and up) book lover.His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Brooklyn Museum New York. As masterful as a book can be in extolling the richness that reading brings to our lives, "A Child of Books" is a glorious offering. There are drawings of the young girls and boy along with printed images or photographs and actual text making up pictures. 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!

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. It is both an invitation to succumb to the heady pleasures of reading, and a work of great beauty and imagination. This 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. I haven't charted out my visits for the summer term, but I'm sure there are several in the south) and thanks so much for being so fantastic! Of course adults can sit down with kids to explain this but I don't think it's a book that a child will appreciate as much as the adult.

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. 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. Use this wholly original celebration of the story as a jumping-off point for conversations about art and writing. New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers and fine artist Sam Winston’s lyrical picture book inspires readers of all ages to create, to question, to explore, and to imagine.

It is a lovey story and very focused on a love of books, which is something that we both hope to instill into our child. Yesterday a parent came over to tell me how impressed she was by the book fair and that you did a fabulous job of selling the books to the children first. Lost and Found became Oliver's first book to made into animation by London based Studio AKA, screening on Christmas Eve 2008 on Channel 4 in the UK and on Nickelodeon in the US and Australia.The main idea of the story is about how reading a book can unlock a world of imagination but this idea won't make sense to children who just haven't had that experience yet. 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. I was at my last school for 4 years and we had ********* book fairs every term – and every term, I was disappointed by the narrow range of books. Furthermore, we offer that this glorious book of such strength and originality, is an ideal gift for readers of all ages.

A lovely book - the use of classic fiction in the illustrations sparked imediate interest I my daughter. 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. It’s a fantastic independent book seller that will actually be responsive and select appropriate books for you. 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.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

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