How to Catch a Star

Written by Oliver Jeffers

Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

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LoveReading View on How to Catch a Star

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of How to Catch a Star with this new toddler-friendly board book edition! An inspirational story from internationally bestselling, multi-prize-winning picture book creator Oliver Jeffers. 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

Once there was a boy who loved stars so much that he wished he had one of his very own. Every night he watched the stars in the sky from his bedroom window and dreamed of how he could be their friend and how they could play hide-and-go-seek together. So, one day, he decided to set about catching a star of his very own...

How to Catch a Star Press Reviews

...the best recent picture book by light years, is 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.
Guardian

This is a magical, beautifully illustrated tale about reaching for dreams... Adults tend to think of waiting as tedious, but the magic of this book is that it understands waiting as children wait - alert, apprehensive and using their imaginations. Mail on Sunday

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

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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: 9780007549221
Publication date: 2nd January 2014
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Board book
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
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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