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How to Catch a Star - Oliver Jeffers

Board Book Published: 4th April 2014
ISBN: 9780007549221
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 3 - 5 years old

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Celebrate the 10th anniversary of How to Catch a Star with this new toddler-friendly board book edition!

An inspirational story from internationally bestselling, multi-prize-winning picture book creator Oliver Jeffers.

Once there 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 of his very own...

Industry Reviews

"...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

ISBN: 9780007549221
ISBN-10: 0007549229
Audience: Children
For Ages: 3 - 5 years old
For Grades: PS - K
Format: Board Book
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 4th April 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.6 x 19.8  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.55

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Oliver Jeffers

About the Author


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