The Boy (Hardcover)

His Stories and How They Came to Be

By Oliver Jeffers

Philomel Books, 9780593114742, 168pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2019

List Price: 40.00*
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Description

From beloved New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers comes an exquisite collection of his much-loved picture books How to Catch a Star, Lost and Found, The Way Back Home, and Up and Down, along with a captivating behind-the-scenes look at the making of each!

Once there was a boy, and one day . . .

Within the pages of this gorgeous picture book anthology is a special letter from Oliver and more than one hundred sketches, notes, and ideas, carefully chosen from his archives and revealed here for the first time. Watch as the boy and his friends spring to life on the sketchbook pages...see the real-life starfish that appears in How to Catch a Star, learn the true story of a boy and a penguin that inspired Lost and Found, and much, much more!

This incredible volume gives a unique insight into the life story of these iconic books--loved by readers across the globe--and celebrates the incredible work of one of today's most highly regarded picture book creators. The perfect gift for new parents!


About the Author

Oliver Jeffers makes art and tells stories. From his highly acclaimed debut, How to Catch a Star he has gone on to create a collection of bestselling picture books which have been translated into many language all over the world, winning multiple awards including the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award, Blue Peter Book of the Year, and CBI Book of the Year, and he has been shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal five times. Lost and Found was made into a BAFTA-winning animated film. Like the boy, Oliver has been on many adventures, but so far, he has never got stuck on the moon. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and young son.