How to Catch a Star

Written by Oliver Jeffers

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LoveReading View on How to Catch a Star

A prize winning illustrator with a reputation for spare illustrations which pack a huge emotional punch. A little boy so loves the stars that he decides to set off and try to catch one. But catching a star is not as easy as it looks. It’s a captivating quest with a very satisfying ending.

How to Catch a Star Synopsis

There once was a boy and the boy loved stars very much! How to Catch a Star is a firm favourite with picture book readers, critics and booksellers alike. The beautiful illustrations and enchanting story have won the hearts of children all over the world - a dazzling debut for picture book star, Oliver Jeffers. Now made available for the first time in a toddler-friendly board format, the youngest generation can enjoy this unforgettable story about friendship.

How to Catch a Star Press Reviews

'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

'This is a magical, beautifully illustrated tale about reaching for dreams.'
Mail on Sunday

'Hail to new talent! If only all picture books could be this good.'
The Bookseller 

'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. The illustrations capture feelings of loss and loneliness through the most delicate nuances of facial expression!and body language.'
Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian

'Beautifully illustrated, simple warm story. Little children will love to share it.'
Carousel

'Jeffers has a unique writing and illustrative style. It's a wonderful picture book.'
Publishing News

'My picture book of the year, a joyful exploration of the power of friendship.'
Irish Independent

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780007549221
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Board book

ISBN: 9780007324613
Publication date: 01/04/2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Board book

ISBN: 9780007150342
Publication date: 30/04/2005
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007324613
Publication date: 1st April 2010
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Board book
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler
Recommendations: eBooks

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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