A Child of Books

4.1 avg rating
( 5,022 ratings by Goodreads )
)  
9781406358315: A Child of Books
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

From New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers, creator of The Day the Crayons Quit and Lost and Found, and typographical artist Sam Winston comes an exceptional new picture book.

I am a Child of Books. I come from a world of stories, And upon my imagination, I float.

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. There she invites him to come away with her on an adventure. Guided by his new friend, the boy unlocks his imagination and a lifetime of magic lies ahead of him. But who will be next? 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, and this year's must-have Christmas gift.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

'I am a child of books,' a little girl declares. 'I come from a world of stories.' And so begins this enchanting tale of a little girl sailing away on a sea made, literally, of words as are many other things in her book-centric world. Words are fashioned into the shapes of mountains, a monster, a dark cave, and more as the girl is joined by a boy on an adventure that dramatically demonstrates the freedom of imagination. 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...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)

It s a hymn of books, reading and stories, a unique reading experience and an inspirational gift for book lovers young and old. --The Bookseller

Book Description:

A beautiful, poignant and timely manifesto for the myriad rewards of reading and sharing the enjoyment of stories.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780763690779: A Child of Books

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0763690775 ISBN 13:  9780763690779
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA), 2016
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sam Winston, Oliver Jeffers
Published by Walker Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2016)
ISBN 10: 1406358312 ISBN 13: 9781406358315
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Walker Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2016. Hardback. Condition: New. Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston (illustrator). Language: English. Brand new Book. A beautiful, poignant and timely manifesto for the myriad rewards of reading and sharing the enjoyment of stories.Winner of the prestigious international Bologna Ragazzi Award for Fiction 2017From New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers, creator of The Day the Crayons Quit and Lost and Found, and typographical artist Sam Winston comes an exceptional new picture book.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. There she invites him to come away with her on an adventure. Guided by his new friend, the boy unlocks his imagination and a lifetime of magic lies ahead of him. But who will be next? 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, and this year's must-have Christmas gift. Seller Inventory # AA99781406358315

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 11.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Jeffers, Oliver;winston, Sam
ISBN 10: 1406358312 ISBN 13: 9781406358315
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 26397309-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 10.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Oliver Jeffers (author), Sam Winston (author)
Published by Walker Books 2016-09-01, London (2016)
ISBN 10: 1406358312 ISBN 13: 9781406358315
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Walker Books 2016-09-01, London, 2016. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9781406358315

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 9.69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 4.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Winston, Sam
Published by WALKER BOOKS (2016)
ISBN 10: 1406358312 ISBN 13: 9781406358315
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description WALKER BOOKS, 2016. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # F7-9781406358315

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 16.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Oliver Jeffers
ISBN 10: 1406358312 ISBN 13: 9781406358315
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description 2016. Hardcover. Condition: New. Hardcover. A beautiful, poignant and timely manifesto for the myriad rewards of reading and sharing the enjoyment of stories.Winner of the prestigious international Bologna Ragazzi Award for Fiction .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 40 pages. 0.520. Seller Inventory # 9781406358315

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 20.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

JEFFERS/ WINSTO
Published by WALKER BOOKS
ISBN 10: 1406358312 ISBN 13: 9781406358315
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AG Library
(Malaga, Spain)

Book Description WALKER BOOKS. Condition: New. *** Nota: Los envíos a España peninsular, Baleares y Canarias se realizan a través de mensajería urgente. No aceptamos pedidos con destino a Ceuta y Melilla. EL COSTE DE ENVÍO A CANARIAS ES 11.49 EUROS. Si ha realizado un pedido con destino a CANARIAS no podemos hacer el envío con el coste actual. Nos pondremos en contacto con usted para comunicar el coste total del envío a Canarias y si está de acuerdo, Abebooks le efectuará el cargo adicional. Seller Inventory # 15803045

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 14.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 6.76
From Spain to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Jeffers, Oliver;winston, Sam
ISBN 10: 1406358312 ISBN 13: 9781406358315
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPricesUK
(Castle Donington, DERBY, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 26397309-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 6.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Winston, Sam
Published by WALKER BOOKS (2016)
ISBN 10: 1406358312 ISBN 13: 9781406358315
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description WALKER BOOKS, 2016. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # F6-9781406358315

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 9.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Sam Winston
Published by Walker Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 1406358312 ISBN 13: 9781406358315
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 11
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Walker Books Ltd. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 3 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781406358315

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 13.69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 11.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Oliver Jeffers; Sam Winston
Published by Walker Books (2016)
ISBN 10: 1406358312 ISBN 13: 9781406358315
New Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Setanta Books
(Richmond, United Kingdom)

Book Description Walker Books, 2016. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition first impression in new condition, signed by both author and illustrator to a bookplate tipped in to title page, no markings, this is a brand new book, please see pics, jacket in removable protective sleeve, PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-1473881386217

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 12.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book