The Way Back Home

Awards:   Short-listed for Dublin Airport Authority Irish Children's Book of the Year Award: Junior 2008 Short-listed for Kate Greenaway Medal 2009 Shortlisted for Dublin Airport Authority Irish Children's Book of the Year Award: Junior 2008. Shortlisted for Kate Greenaway Medal 2009.
Author:   Oliver Jeffers ,  Oliver Jeffers
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN:  

9780007182282


Pages:   32
Publication Date:   03 September 2007
Recommended Age:   From 3 To 5
Format:   Hardback
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Awards

  • Short-listed for Dublin Airport Authority Irish Children's Book of the Year Award: Junior 2008
  • Short-listed for Kate Greenaway Medal 2009
  • Shortlisted for Dublin Airport Authority Irish Children's Book of the Year Award: Junior 2008.
  • Shortlisted for Kate Greenaway Medal 2009.

Overview

An exciting intergalactic adventure from shining star Oliver Jeffers, creator of Lost and Found. 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?

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Author:   Oliver Jeffers ,  Oliver Jeffers
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:   HarperCollins
Dimensions:   Width: 26.50cm , Height: 1.10cm , Length: 27.10cm
Weight:   0.530kg
ISBN:  

9780007182282


ISBN 10:   0007182287
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   03 September 2007
Recommended Age:   From 3 To 5
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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Praise for 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' mouth-wateringly irresistible The Guardian this is a book that children will devour. The Observer The whole thing looks good enough to eat. Times Educational Supplement a beautifully produced edition that really is good enough to eat. The Bookseller with IBEB, Jeffers has produced his most appealing work yet, conjuring up a magical piece of fiction that is not only divinely illustrated and wittily told, but perfectly realised. Junior 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 'Beautifully illustrated, simple warm story!little children will love to share it.' Carousel 'Jeffers has a unique writing and illustrative style. It's a wonderful picture book.' Publishing News 'My picture book of the year, a joyful exploration of the power of friendship.' Irish Independent 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 is a magical, beautifully illustrated tale about reaching for dreams.' Mail on Sunday 'Hail to new talent! If only all picture books could be this good.' The Bookseller


Praise for 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy, mouth-wateringly irresistible The Guardian this is a book that children will devour. The Observer The whole thing looks good enough to eat. Times Educational Supplement a beautifully produced edition that really is good enough to eat. The Bookseller with IBEB, Jeffers has produced his most appealing work yet, conjuring up a magical piece of fiction that is not only divinely illustrated and wittily told, but perfectly realised. Junior 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 'Beautifully illustrated, simple warm story...little children will love to share it., Carousel 'Jeffers has a unique writing and illustrative style. It,s a wonderful picture book., Publishing News 'My picture book of the year, a joyful exploration of the power of friendship., Irish Independent 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 is a magical, beautifully illustrated tale about reaching for dreams., Mail on Sunday 'Hail to new talent... If only all picture books could be this good., The Bookseller


A boy (who bears a striking resemblance to the boy in Lost and Found, 2005 and How to Catch a Star, 2004) finds an airplane in his closet. Though he doesn't remember putting it there, he decides he should take it out for a flight. After flying higher and higher, he finds himself stranded on the moon with a dying flashlight. Following scary sounds, he meets a friendly Martian in a similar predicament. They make a list of what they need in order to fix both crafts, and the boy parachutes back to Earth. He's so tired, he initially forgets his mission. Then he remembers, gathers their equipment and hollers for the Martian to lower a rope. The two fix each other's machines and say their goodbyes. A peek at the last page shows that the friendship is far from over. Jeffers's latest tale of loneliness cured by friendship is as charming as his previous efforts. The space theme as well as the simple watercolor-and-pencil illustrations will please every young, imaginative adventurer. (Picture book. 3-6) (Kirkus Reviews)


Praise for 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' mouth-wateringly irresistible The Guardian this is a book that children will devour. The Observer The whole thing looks good enough to eat. Times Educational Supplement a beautifully produced edition that really is good enough to eat. The Bookseller with IBEB, Jeffers has produced his most appealing work yet, conjuring up a magical piece of fiction that is not only divinely illustrated and wittily told, but perfectly realised. Junior 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 'Beautifully illustrated, simple warm story!little children will love to share it.' Carousel 'Jeffers has a unique writing and illustrative style. It's a wonderful picture book.' Publishing News 'My picture book of the year, a joyful exploration of the power of friendship.' Irish Independent 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 is a magical, beautifully illustrated tale about reaching for dreams.' Mail on Sunday 'Hail to new talent! If only all picture books could be this good.' The Bookseller


Author Information

Author Website:   http://www.oliverjeffers.com

Oliver Jeffers graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours. His outstanding talent has been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award. 'Lost and Found' animation was broadcast on Channel 4. Oliver lives and works in Brookyln, New York.

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Author Website:   http://www.oliverjeffers.com

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