How to Catch a Star

Author(s): Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)

Picture Books

Catch you very own star with the fabulous star gazer gift set - out of this world! Once there was a boy, and the boy loved stars very much. Every night he watched stars from his bedroom window and wished that he had one of his own. He dreamed of how this star might be his friend and how they would play together. So one day, the boy decided to try and catch a star...but first he had to think of a plan. This delightful best-selling picture book story is now available as part of a luxury gift set for young star lovers everywhere - containing a miniature hardback book, a spectacular double-sided constellations wall chart and poster, a star gazer's torch and lots of glow in the dark stars!


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"!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 "If the title sounds magical and optimistic to you, it's probably because that's exactly what this book is" Junior (BOOK OF THE MONTH) "A stunning debut!" Books for Keeps (NEW TALENT) " How To Catch A Star is a beautiful debut picture book from an extremely talented and innovative illustrator. This is a fantastic story which teaches children that if you wish hard enough your dreams just may come true" The Bookseller "Hail to new talent! If only all picture books could be this good" The Bookseller

Oliver Jeffers is a fresh new talent in picture books. He graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours and has since exhibited his paintings around the world. His outstanding talent has already been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award, the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Irish Children's Book of the Year.

General Fields

  • : 9780007150342
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Harper Element
  • : August 2015
  • : 265mm X 259mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2005
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 32
  • : Picture books
  • : illustrations
  • : Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
  • : Paperback
  • : 5-Jul
  • : Oliver Jeffers
  • : English
  • : [E]
  • : Children's - Kindergarten, Age 5-6