Far-Out Friendship: The Way Back Home

Wednesday, January 21, 2009.

The Way Back HomeAuthor: Oliver Jeffers (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Published: 2007 Harper Collins (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0007182325

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Cheery, matter-of-fact narration and gorgeous fridge-door worthy art give us a mind’s eye view of one whopping lunar adventure in this beautiful tale of space travel, spunk and solidarity.

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7 Comments »

Comment by Peter

January 22, 2009 @ 12:11 pm

Our kids got this one for Xmas. Great book, especially if yr little ones are fascinated with machines.

My fave bit: the “postscript” when the boy gets the pkg from the courier w/ the walkie talkie thing in it. Lost on my kids, but it’s a nice bonus for the parents.

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January 25, 2009 @ 11:32 am

[...] feature on Oliver Jeffers Just One More Book’s podcast on The Way Back Home StudioAKA’s gorgeous collection of stills from the short film version of Lost and Found. [...]

Comment by Java

January 25, 2009 @ 11:53 am

Very cute book! I’m planning to use it for a “Out of this world” story time for 4s and 5s.

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January 26, 2009 @ 11:47 pm

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Comment by Garden Hose Bib

January 27, 2009 @ 1:10 am

This lovely picture book has great stylized pictures, with an endearingly quirky story to match. This book is crammed full of fantastic art from what must be one of the best childrens authors for a long time..

Comment by Sarah Ackerley

January 28, 2009 @ 1:00 am

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s like you guys are spying on my book orders. Just got this book last week and I love it! Oliver Jeffers delivers another fabulous one.

Comment by peggy COllins

January 30, 2009 @ 12:35 pm

LOVE this book – you guys nailed it. He is the best.

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