Once Upon an Alphabet

Once Upon an Alphabet

Oliver Jeffers

ISBN
9780007514274
Pub date
25/09/2014
Imprint
HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
Binding
Hardback
Format
232x318mm
Extent
112 pages
Price
£20.00
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Book Overview


WINNER OF THE CBI BOOK OF THE YEAR
A flagship publication, gloriously bringing the alphabet to life in irresistible Oliver Jeffers style!

The letters of our alphabet work tirelessly to make words that in turn make stories, but what if there was a story FOR each of the letters instead? Turn the pages of this exquisite book to find out…

Here you will discover twenty-six short stories introducing a host of new characters (plus the occasional familiar face). From Edmund the astronaut with his awkward fear of heights, via the dynamic new investigative duo of the Owl and the Octopus, through to the Zeppelin that just might get Edmund a little bit closer to where he needs to be, this book is packed with funny, thrilling, perilous and above all entertaining tales inspired by every letter in the alphabet.

An adventure to follow from A to Z, or a treasure trove to dip in and out of, Once Upon an Alphabet is a work of exhilarating originality from artist Oliver Jeffers, the creator of much-loved modern classics such as Lost and Found and The Incredible Book Eating Boy.

About the author


Oliver Jeffers graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours. His outstanding talent has been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize Gold Award. ‘Lost and Found’ animation was broadcast on Channel 4. Oliver lives and works in Brookyln, New York.

Reviews


  • ‘…combines classic storytelling with stunning artwork. Parents and kids will love to read this again and again’ The Bookseller
  • ‘…a glorious romp of a book’ The Guardian
  • 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
  • Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit:
  • “Hilarious picture book brilliance…” Books for Keeps
  • “It’s funny, clever and pushes kids’ creativity.” The Telegraph
  • “…stunning illustrations” Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian