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A Child of Books

A Child of Books

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Elegant illustrations by Oliver Jeffers are accompanied by Sam Winston’s astonishing typographical landscapes, beautifully shaped from excerpts of children’s classics including Treasure Island, Little Women and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, creating a gorgeous gift book perfect for readers of all ages. Your selection was perfect for our children and what really made the difference was your ability to engage with each child, discuss their interests and help them to choose a suitable book based on your extensive knowledge of the books you were selling.

In this video from Walker books, Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston discuss their new book, A Child of Books. There are clever images such as a photo of a paper forms a sail for a raft, spines of books (where you can see the paper pages) form trees in a forest. When a little girl sails her raft across a sea of words to meet a boy, she takes him on an adventure of imagination. A lovely book - the use of classic fiction in the illustrations sparked imediate interest I my daughter. My daughter may not have loved it quite so much but it had provoked thought - I suspect she will continue to be intrigued by it.

Jeffers and Winston's mixed-media artwork, an inventive combination of watercolor, pencil, and digital collage, elicits strong notice from readers. 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. Yesterday a parent came over to tell me how impressed she was by the book fair and that you did a fabulous job of selling the books to the children first. A Child of Books acknowledges the thrill of scary stories, the excitement of adventure narratives and the enchantment of fairy tales.

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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. I have even talked the head into a little revamp of the library so that we can display them properly! He has made art for Newsweek, The New York Times, United Airlines, TED, Nintendo, and has illustrated a a number of novels. 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.

From figurative painting, collage and installation to illustration and award winning picture-books, Oliver Jeffers practice takes many forms. It was such a pleasure to meet you both, and I really appreciated how smoothly and professionally you ran everything. 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.Elegant illustrations by Oliver Jeffers are accompanied by Sam Winston’s astonishing typographical landscapes, beautifully shaped from excerpts of children’s classics including Treasure Island, Little Women and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It’s a fantastic independent book seller that will actually be responsive and select appropriate books for you. I am happy that the text is different between copies making it an entirely new experience reading each of them! The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Brooklyn Museum New York.



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