A Child of Books (Paperback)
  • A Child of Books (Paperback)

A Child of Books (Paperback)

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Paperback 40 Pages
Published: 03/10/2019
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Winner of the prestigious international Bologna Ragazzi Award for Fiction 2017

"A gorgeous homage to the power of the written word" Guardian

"A fresh and fascinating collaboration between two gifted masters" The New York Times

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?

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406386042
Number of pages: 40
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 180 x 181 x 10 mm


“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. - Celina Ribeirom, 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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A wonderful ode to imagination and youth. This beautiful picture book reads like a poem and reminds us the power of stories.
An absolute favourite!

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