An inspirational story of a boy who loved the stars so much, he decided to get one for himself. The beautifully illustrated, original debut picture book from shining talent, Oliver Jeffers.
There once was a boy who loved stars so much that he wished he had one of his very own. Every night he watched the stars in the sky from his bedroom window and dreamed of how he could be their friend and how they could play hide-and-go-seek together. So, one day, he decided to set about catching a star for himself.
About the Author
Oliver is a fresh new talent in picture books. He graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours and has since exhibited his paintings around the world. He works as a freelance illustrator, and this is his second picture book project.
"...the best recent picture book by light years, is 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." Guardian "This is a magical, beautifully illustrated tale about reaching for dreams... Adults tend to think of waiting as tedious, but the magic of this book is that it understands waiting as children wait - alert, apprehensive and using their imaginations." Mail on Sunday "Hail to new talent... If only all picture books could be this good" The Bookseller
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 3rd May 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 26.3 x 25.9 x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.226