A Child of Books
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A Child of Books


I am a child of books.

I come from a world of stories.

A little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy. She invites him to go away with her on an adventure into the world of stories... where, with only a little imaginaton, anything at all can happen.

Irresistibly engaging characters by Oliver Jeffers set sail and chart their way through Sam Winston's fascinating typographical landscapes in this extraordinary ode to the power and promises of storytelling. Forty treasured children's classics and lullabies are featured in the pictures, providing endless opportunities for discovery, memories and sharing.

Woven together by a simple story line, the one-of-a-kind illustrations in a A Child of Books provide an unforgettable reading experience that will inspire and encourage readers of all ages to explore, question, and imagine timeless stories of their own.

Title:A Child of Books
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:36 pages

    A Child of Books Reviews

  • Ruth
    Sep 12, 2016

    This isn't a picture book for children. Not really. This is a picture book for adults who grew up reading books and are in love with stories and are now reading picture books to their children. Becaus...

  • David Schaafsma
    Nov 14, 2016

    Each year I and my family read and rate all the Goodreads picture book nominees. This one is nominated for 2016. I make a few comments and then add their separate ratings and a comment. There's 20 (15...

  • Kirsty (overflowing library)
    Nov 12, 2016

    This book is beautiful. If like me you've been a bookworm since you were tiny the story will be all too familiar as it discusses that special world bookworms inhabit and how stories shape the world we...

  • Laura
    Nov 07, 2016

    “I am a child of books. I come from a world of stories and upon my imagination I float.”An ocean of words takes us on an adventure filled with treasures, castles, monsters, and wonder. So much won...

  • Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
    Sep 17, 2016

    A love song to books and readers...

  • Michele Knott
    Aug 19, 2016

    I'm going to have to read this book many more times to fully appreciate each and every detail that is on all of the pages. Just beautiful. This book would make a beautiful theme to go back and discuss...

  • David Johnson
    Sep 20, 2016

    A lovely literary picture book....

  • Beth
    Aug 20, 2016

    This books is EVERYTHING. I'm so happy Candlewick sent me a copy before the first week of school because I WILL be sharing it with all of my students, K-8. Full review to come. ...

  • Nancy Kotkin
    Oct 12, 2016

    Art really stands out as conceptually original, and for its thought-provoking execution. Shame this isn't eligible for the Caldecott....

  • Earl
    Sep 06, 2016

    An absolutely beautiful book that celebrates books and stories. Everyone will be talking about this. I wish I had been one of the first people to read this though because I think I didn’t like it as...

About Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers' work takes many forms. His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in galleries worldwide, and HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his award-winning picture books, now translated into over 30 languages.In 2007, Jeffers was the official illustrator for World Book Day, and in 2008 Lost and Found became Oliver's first book to made into animation by London-based Studio AKA.Jeffe