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A child of books

by Jeffers, Oliver,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 32 Libraries 35 of 36 copies
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Summary
New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers and fine artist Sam Winston deliver a lyrical picture book inspiring readers of all ages to create, to question, to explore, and to imagine.

A little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy and calling him away 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 and adventure lies ahead of him . . . but who will be next? Combining elegant images by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston's typographical landscapes shaped from excerpts of children's classics and 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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred 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 bookcentric 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: there's Little Red Riding Hood, there's the Cheshire Cat, there's Mr. Toad in his shiny motorcar, and there are the children themselves, standing upon a spinning globe. At first glance, this beautiful book looks simple, but that is deceptive. 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. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Jeffers is pushing himself artistically by pairing with fine-artist Winston, and his many fans ought to take notice.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Jeffers (The Day the Crayons Quit) writes the text for this hymn to the power of imagination, and he and typographic artist Winston collaborate on the spreads, in which Jeffers's witty pen-and-ink drawings meet Winston's manipulated blocks of type, composed of passages from children's classics. "I am a child of books," a straight-haired girl says; she's sitting on a raft, dangling her feet in a river of Winston's tiny letters. "I come from a world of stories/ and upon my imagination/ I float." A page turn reveals the raft sailing across an ocean of Winston's word waves. Boldface titles buried within the words reveal their sources-The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle, Treasure Island, and others. Together with a boy in striped shorts, the girl journeys to a cave, forest, and outer space, each scene enhanced with Winston's altered text, as when the passages from Frankenstein create the dense fur of a monster marauding a castle. Though more an artist's creation than a children's story, the energy of the images bursts from the pages, "for imagination is free," Jeffers concludes. All ages. Agent: Paul Moreton, Bell Lomax Moreton Agency. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Books and reading -- Juvenile fiction.
Imagination -- Juvenile fiction.
Books and reading -- Fiction.
Imagination -- Fiction.
Publisher Somerville, Massachusetts :2016
Edition First U.S. edition.
Contributors Winston, Sam, author, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
ISBN 9780763690779
0763690775
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