How to Catch a Star

English books


Written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

There once was a boy who loved stars so much that he wished he had one of his very own. Every night he watched the stars in the sky from his bedroom window and dreamed of how he could be their friend and how they could play hide-and-go-seek together.

So, one day, he decided to set about catching a star of his very own…

Critical Praises

…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


Oliver Jeffers

About the Author

Oliver Jeffers is an artist, designer, illustrator and writer from Northern Ireland.He was born in Port Hedland, Australia, grew up and was educated in Belfast Northern Ireland and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Oliver won an Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative work with artist and filmmaker Mac Premo. He has made art for Newsweek, The New York Times, United Airlines, TED, Nintendo, and has illustrated a a number of novels.


Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers 
Pages: 32
Size: 22x31 cm
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780007150342
Publication date: 2012/5/18

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