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The Fate of Fausto

Written by Oliver Jeffers

Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

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Award-winning author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers’s simple but unforgettable fable of one man’s greed to possess everything is beautifully told in an exquisitely designed book of only a few words complimented by some striking lithographic print images. As ever, Jeffers knows how to use both words and pictures in a way that allows readers to enjoy his story as well as making it their own.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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The Fate of Fausto Synopsis

A stunningly presented modern-day fable from world-renowned talent Oliver Jeffers.

There was once a man who believed he owned everything and set out to survey what was his. You are mine, Fausto said to the flower, the sheep and the mountain, and they bowed before him. But they were not enough for Fausto, so he conquered a boat and set out to sea...

Working for the first time in traditional lithography, world-renowned talent, Oliver Jeffers, combines spectacular art with powerful prose, hand set using traditional lead type, to create a poignant modern-day fable to touch the hearts of adults and children alike.

The Fate of Fausto Press Reviews

Praise for Here We Are:

The witty images are atmospheric and full of enthralling detail Nicolette Jones / The Times

An optimistic snapshot of contemporary life, this heartfelt hug of a book ought to become a classic   The Guardian 

Beautiful illustrations   Creative Review  

There is a childlike awe and wonder about the stars and planets in the book   The Irish Times 

Delightfully illustrated   Time

Beautifully illustrated   Artists & Illustrators

This performer had assured pace and charm. The storytelling was captivating and a beautifully realised gem, with a surprise ending. Gorgeous!   Audio Production Awards judges

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ISBN: 9780008357917
Publication date: 17/09/2019
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008357917
Publication date: 17th September 2019
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers has won numerous awards and delighted millions of kids and parents alike with his beautifully hand illustrated stories.  Jeffers's picture books are wonderfully accessible. They explore themes of friendship, loneliness, independence and imagination. He has written and illustrated, or "made", as he prefers to put it, five hugely successful picture books. The first three - the "boy books" - feature a small boy who sets off on a series of daunting quests. How to Catch a Star (2004), the first of them, was inspired by a Brer Rabbit story he read as a child. In Lost and Found (2005) ...

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