A Child of Books

A Child of Books is 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'.

The book features images by Oliver Jeffers and landscapes, crafted from excerpts from children’s stories and lullabies, by Sam Winston.

'A fresh and fascinating collaboration between two gifted masters' – The New York Times

'A masterpiece' – School Library Journal (starred review)

'An irresistible invitation to read' – Booklist (starred review)

'An ingenious, confident, and pretty cool exploration of literary delight' – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Read an interview with Sam and Oliver about the book in The Guardian.