The Way Back Home

by

Oliver Jeffers
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers

Reading Age: 6+

Interest level: 3+

by

Oliver Jeffers
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers

The boy from How to Catch a Star and Lost and Found returns for a third adventure, this time discovering an aeroplane in his cupboard.

 

He flies it to the moon but runs out of petrol and ends up there, alone and afraid. Little does the boy know that a Martian’s spaceship has also fallen into trouble nearby; soon he has a small green companion stranded alongside him to share his fear.

 

The pair work together to escape from the moon and, despite a few mishaps, both eventually head back to their own homes, wondering if they will ever meet again.

 

Oliver Jeffers’ rich illustrations are as distinctive and expressive as ever, telling the story just as fluently as the simple text.

 

Publisher: HarperCollins

About the author

  • Oliver Jeffers

    As a picture book creator Oliver Jeffers has been the recipient of some of children's books highest accolades, including the Nestle Gold Medal for Lost and Found and the Irish Picture Book of the Year for The Incredible Book Eating Boy. Other award-winning titles include The Way Back Home, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal. An animated film of Oliver's book Lost and Found won a BAFTA for Best Animation in 2009. Oliver was born in Belfast but now lives in New York City.

     

    http://www.oliverjeffers.com/
    Oliver Jeffers
    Oliver Jeffers

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