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The Way Back Home Kindle Edition
An exciting intergalactic adventure from shining star Oliver Jeffers, creator of Lost and Found.
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One day a boy finds an aeroplane in his cupboard. Up, up, up and away he flies, high into the sky. Whizzing past clouds, stars and planets until suddenly, he runs out of petrol!
Miles from earth, the boy crashes into the moon and waits. Just as he is beginning to get cold and lonely, a friendly martian appears from the darkness, also with a broken aircraft.
Together they come up with a super plan to float the boy back down to earth to collect his toolbox.
Can the boy find his way back home safely and will he ever make it back up to the moon to rescue his friend?
Praise for ‘The Incredible Book Eating Boy’
"Mouth-wateringly irresistible" The Guardian
Praise for ‘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…illustrations capture feelings of loss and loneliness through the most delicate nuances of facial expression…and body language.’ Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian
Praise for ‘How to Catch a Star’:
‘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 text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Oliver Jeffers is a highly acclaimed 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 Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award, the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Irish Children's Book of the Year.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B007XJ73IS
- Publisher : HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (14 May 2012)
- Language : English
- File size : 5222 KB
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- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
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- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 32 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #233,905 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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it deserves five stars.
The same little boy, one whom we first met in Lost and Found
and then in Up and Down, has to land on the moon because his
aeroplane runs out of petrol. On the moon, he meets a Martian
adventurer like him, whose spaceship is out of order. Both the boys
help out each other and become friends. We hope Jeffers continues
with the story of developing friendship of the two boys living on
My son loves the book. After receiving the copy, we have already made
I also appreciate Amazon for giving me a refund of Rs.100/-- because the
book had become crumpled due to poor packaging. I am a book collector
and like to keep books for a long time in my library. Hence, the book's
Thanks Oliver Jeffers for one more wonderful book. We now have ALL
THE BOOKS by the writer.
And thanks Amazon for excellent service!
Top reviews from other countries
A definite must buy for fans of Mr Jeffers. 👍
Another little gem.
I find, on some pages, the choice of text / background colours very difficult to read in a normally-lit
room; in a dimmed 'time-for-bed' room the text on some pages (for me) is nigh on
impossible to read (so I make the story up on those pages!)
I seem have difficulty reading the black text on a dark blue background for example (and light grey
on dark grey).
Of course, I realise this might not be a problem for everyone, but I thought I'd mention it.
So ... great story and illustrations, but (for me at least)not the easiest to read at bed time.