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

  • Elyse
    Apr 05, 2017

    I had been curious about this book since it won Goodreads best picture book of the year - last year: 2016! It's a sensational treasure. One must see it - feel it - touch it - spend time with it. I'm n...

  • 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...

  • Carol
    May 02, 2017

    A sea of imagination, a sea of words, a world of stories; A Child of Books. Some people may have forgotten where they live, these words, though I doubt this is you, my friends on GoodReads. Take the j...

  • David Schaafsma
    Nov 13, 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...

  • ????? ??????
    Dec 23, 2016

    Stunning! ...

  • Kirsty (overflowing library)
    Aug 22, 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 04, 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...

  • Thomas Stavrou
    Mar 27, 2017

    το σύμπαν δημιουργήθηκε από ιστορίες, όχι από άτομα.#readathon17 [7/13] ~ [ένα παιδικό βιβλίο που να εκδόθηκε από το 2011 ...

  • Kelli
    May 21, 2017

    A great book to demonstrate to children where reading can take them and the transformative power of stories, and the sheer awesomeness of story plus imagination. This book is a celebration of books! I...

  • Michele Knott
    May 14, 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...

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