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The Way Back Home
by Oliver Jeffers Oliver Jeffers

RRP €9.50

The Way Back Home
by Author Name Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers

Book details for title
List Price:9.50
Format: Paperback, 265 x 259mm, 32pp
Publication date: 06 May 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
ISBN-13: 9780007182329

Description

An exciting intergalactic adventure from shining star Oliver Jeffers, creator of Lost and Found. One day a boy finds an aeroplane in his cupboard. Up, up, up and away he flies, high into the sky. Whizzing past clouds, stars and planets until suddenly, he runs out of petrol! Miles from earth, the boy crashes into the moon and waits. Just as he is beginning to get cold and lonely, a friendly martian appears from the darkness, also with a broken aircraft. Together they come up with a super plan to float the boy back down to earth to collect his toolbox. Can the boy find his way back home safely and will he ever make it back up to the moon to rescue his friend?

Reviews

Praise for 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' "Mouth-wateringly irresistible" The Guardian Praise for 'Lost and Found': 'An uplifting story...pictures of such spare beauty...suffused with a dreamlike quality.' Independent Online 'Oliver Jeffers makes impressive use of space in this affecting story of friendship...illustrations capture feelings of loss and loneliness through the most delicate nuances of facial expression...and body language.' Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian Praise for 'How to Catch a Star': 'The best recent picture book by light years... stylishly spellbinding.' Telegraph 'A story about possibilities and disappointments with a triumphant ending, all of which Jeffers captures through the beautifully expressive changing moods of his little boy.' The Guardian

Additional Information

  • Illustrations: chiefly col. Illustrations