Once Upon an Alphabet
Written by Oliver Jeffers
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Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016.
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - December 2014 Book of the Month Award-winning illustrator Oliver Jeffers has created an outstanding alphabet book which goes far beyond the traditional expectations of such a book. In additional to each letter having its own, beautiful Oliver Jeffers illustration, every letter has its own mini-short story in which the particular letter features extensively.
Once Upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers
Ten years after the publication of his first book, How to Catch a Star, Oliver Jeffers delivers a new and exciting picture book as he follows the alphabet creating a short story for each letter, complete with his highly original and entertaining illustrations.
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.
Download a Once Upon an Alphabet colouring in activity page here!
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
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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
25th September 2014
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