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Once There Was a Boy...
by Oliver Jeffers Oliver Jeffers

RRP €14.20

Once There Was a Boy...
by Author Name Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers

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List Price:14.20
Format: Hardback, 156 x 153 x 36mm, 32pp
Publication date: 01 Oct 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
ISBN-13: 9780007288854


An irresistible little library slipcase of three award-winning stories by picture books star, Oliver Jeffers! Gorgeous small hardback edition to treasure. Once there was a boy, and one day...Enjoy three exciting adventures of the anonymous boy, as he learns how to catch a star, journeys to the South Pole to return a lost penguin and even takes a trip to the moon - making new discoveries and finding friendship along the way. The award-winning picture books: 'How to Catch a Star', 'Lost and Found' and 'The Way Back Home' are now presented in a beautiful hardback slipcase edition.


Praise for 'Lost and Found': 'An uplifting 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 'Beautifully illustrated, simple warm story...little children will love to share it.' Carousel 'Jeffers has a unique writing and illustrative style. It's a wonderful picture book.' Publishing News 'My picture book of the year, a joyful exploration of the power of friendship.' Irish Independent 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 'This is a magical, beautifully illustrated tale about reaching for dreams.' Mail on Sunday 'Hail to new talent... If only all picture books could be this good.' The Bookseller

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