A Child of Books

By Sam Winston, Oliver Jeffers

Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston

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

"A gorgeous homage to the power of the written word" Guardian 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. 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. Now a lifetime of magic lies ahead of him… But who will be next? Combining elegant illustrations by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston’s astonishing typographical landscapes shaped from excerpts of children’s classics and lullabies, A Child of Books is a gorgeous gift book perfect for readers of all ages, and a must-have Christmas gift.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406386042
  • Published: 03 Oct 2019
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 260 x 250 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'“This incredible book will seed a life-long love of reading.”' The Sun

'“[…] highly original picture book.”' The Bookseller, Children’s Previews

'Combining elegant illustrations by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston’s astonishing typographical landscapes , this is the perfect picture book for Christmas.' Toppsta, Book of the Month

'The beauty and power of children’s books is the subject of A Child of Books, which reads as much as a poetic manifesto as it does a story.' The Guardian

'A Child of Books acknowledges the thrill of scary stories, the excitement of adventure narratives and the enchantment of fairy tales. It is both an invitation to succumb to the heady pleasures of reading, and a work of great beauty and imagination.' Eye Magazine

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