A beautiful, poignant and timely manifesto for the
myriad rewards of reading and sharing the enjoyment of stories.
Oliver Jeffers and typographical fine artist, Sam Winston, comes an
inspiring and lyrical picture book about a little girl who sails her
raft 'across a sea of words' to arrive at the house of a small boy.
There she invites him to come away with her on an adventure where they
can journey through 'forests of fairy tales', 'across mountains of
make-believe' and 'sleep in clouds of song'.
Guided by his new friend, the boy unlocks his imagination and a lifetime of magic lies ahead of him... But who will be next?
Oliver's elegant art is combined with Sam's astonishing typographical
landscapes, beautifully shaped from excerpts of children's classics and
lullabies, to create a celebration of all that books can do and all that
books can become. It will encourage readers of all ages to have an
immersive and unforgettable reading experience that they will want to
pass on to others.
A first for Oliver Jeffers: the very first
book in which he has collaborated with another artist. Features
typographic art from much-loved classics including Treasure Island,
Frankenstein, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Little Women, The Wind in the
Willows, Black Beauty and Great Expectations.