The Way Back Home Board Book Board book – 28 Apr 2011
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Praise for ‘The Incredible Book Eating Boy’
"Mouth-wateringly irresistible" The Guardian
Praise for ‘Lost and Found’:
‘An uplifting story…pictures of such spare beauty…suffused with a dreamlike quality.’ Independent Online
‘Oliver Jeffers makes impressive use of space in this affecting story of friendship…illustrations capture feelings of loss and loneliness through the most delicate nuances of facial expression…and body language.’ Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian
Praise for ‘How to Catch a Star’:
‘The best recent picture book by light years… 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.’ The Guardian
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
It's cute and stylish, unmistakably Oliver Jeffers.
I don't think the story is as strong as his other books, but it is still a great story, and the very last page is brilliant!
A little boy flies his plane higher and higher until he runs out of petrol and becomes stranded on the moon, thankfully he manages to make a friend when a passing Martian crash lands after his engine fails. Will they both make it back home? And will they ever speak again?
Also, if you bother with author biographies, it's a lovely to have a picture of Jeffers as a boy and my children are fascinated by his having a green brother - a lovely touch.
This is my favourite of the boy's adventures so far, which seem to be getting increasingly original - though I do also recommend the others. All three books are entirely stand alone, though it is fun for the child who is familiar with the other two to spot the penguin from `Lost and Found' and the rocket from `How to Catch a Star' appearing in the pictures of this one. This is a very enjoyable book to read to your children and I thoroughly recommend it for 2-5s.
The story just isn't as neat or poignant as 'How to Catch a Star' or 'Lost and Found'. The pictures and language are lovely but it just fails to hang together for me. Especially as for very unrealistic stories which are going to confuse a 3 year old who is just trying to figure out how the world works, there has to be a fair bit in their favour to counteract that. On the other hand, my 3 year old did quite enjoy it - though not one as not as much as those other two Oliver Jeffers books. It's been reread a bit but not a lot.
Keep them coming!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Anything by Oliver Jeffers goes down well with the grandchildren,aged 7 and 4.They loved the story .Published 2 days ago by Byzantine
This is the book that made our family fall in love with the authors stories and illustrations. A beautifully crafted story with wonderful illustrations that adds more layers to the... Read morePublished 10 days ago by bex
Great book from Jeffers as always but the formatting means it's very small on the iPad screen. Needs some tweakingPublished 2 months ago by G. Lennox
Poor condition! Not at all as described. Came quickly though hence the 2 stars.Published 3 months ago by Charlotte
Book was better than "acceptable" quality which was a real bonus. Utterly enchanting illustrations and story. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mrs. Frances M. Exley