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A Child of Books - by Oliver Jeffers & Sam Winston (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 40

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Books & Libraries

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

Age Range: 9-12 years

Author: Oliver Jeffers & Sam Winston

Language: English

Street Date: September 6, 2016
TCIN: 51529887
UPC: 9780763690779
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-6465


... a fresh and fascinating collaboration between two gifted masters.
--The New York Times Book Review

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...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.
--Booklist (starred review)

Jeffers and Winston's mixed-media artwork, an inventive combination of watercolor, pencil, and digital collage, elicits strong notice from readers. Jeffers' uneven, hand-lettered text contrasts dramatically with Winston's digitally manipulated lines of classic prose...An ingenious, confident, and pretty cool exploration of literary delight.
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A gorgeous, innovative musing on the power of storytelling. A nameless young girl who calls herself a child of books narrates in lyrical, spellbinding verse. Some, she says, have forgotten the importance of stories, but she finds a boy and introduces him to her world, a land created through a marriage of Jeffers's evocative art and Winston's masterly use of typography...Use this wholly original celebration of the story as a jumping-off point for conversations about art and writing. A masterpiece.
--School Library Journal (starred review)

Jeffers and typographic artist Winton collaborate on a hymn to the power of imagination, in which witty pen-and-ink drawings meet manipulated blocks of type, composed of passages from children's classics...the energy of the images bursts from the pages, "for imagination is free."
--Publishers Weekly

This delightful treasure hunt through children's literature will have you digging through your bookshelves, hunting for forgotten phrases and making room among the tomes for this book.

This haunting mixed-media art book will appeal to literature lovers of all ages.
--New York Post

Each illustration cleverly incorporates text from classic works of literature into the art...This is fantastically imaginative and smart book that is sure to engage children of all ages.
--Cool Mom Picks (blog)

It's a lyrical picture book that celebrates the power of imagination...What a great way to stretch the imagination and teach reading all at once!

Literature lovers won't want to miss A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston.
--Parents magazine

As masterful as a book can be in extolling the richness that reading brings to our lives, "A Child of Books" is a glorious offering.
--Reading Eagle (from Kendal Rautzhan)

Kids and adults alike will marvel at the artistry and the message of A Child of Books, that we can build our own houses of invention and creativity where all are welcome, "for imagination is free."
--Omnivoracious (blog)

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