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An Alphabet of Stories - Oliver Jeffers

An Alphabet of Stories

Paperback

Published: 21st May 2018
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The alphabet is gloriously brought to life by international best-selling picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers. This beautiful paperback edition is based on Once Upon an Alphabet which won the CBI Book of the Year Award.

From an astronaut afraid of heights, to dynamic detectives the Owl and the Octopus, by way of some rusting robots, you will find within this book a short story inspired by every letter of the alphabet.

By turns funny, sad, mischievous and surprising, these entertaining mini-tales are accompanied by Jeffers' witty and inviting illustrations.

`...combines classic storytelling with stunning artwork. Parents and kids will love to read this again and again' The Bookseller

Praise for `Lost and Found'

`Beautifully illustrated, simple warm story...little children will love to share it.' Carousel

`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

`Hail to new talent... If only all picture books could be this good.' The Bookseller

Oliver Jeffers

Born in Western Australia, raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland and now currently residing in Brooklyn, New York.

Oliver Jeffers makes art.

From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making, his work has been exhibited in New York, Dublin, London, Sydney, Washington DC, Belfast and elsewhere.

A co-founder of the art collective OAR, their exhibitions include 9 days in Belfast, book and the award winning BUILDING. Illustration clients include Orange UK, Lavazza, Sony PSP, RCA Records, Starbucks, Candy, the Vacuum and Her Royal Majesty the Queen of England. HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books, including the award-winning Lost and Found and The Incredible Book Eating Boy.

There has always been a strong undercurrent of narrative behind Jeffers's work, but his current interest in making art lies in the anomaly between logical and emotional thinking.

While striving to find a harmonious balance between form and content, Jeffers is curious about the opposing means by which the world he lives in can be assessed. To explore this he has been drawing parallels between the arts and sciences, as in his recent solo show, Additional Information (exhibited December 2006, in Hill St Belfast), in which figurative oil paintings were over laid with mathematical equations.

Visit Oliver Jeffers's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780007514298
ISBN-10: 0007514298
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 56
Published: 21st May 2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 22.3  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.29