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How to Catch a Star

Written & illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Published by Philomel
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Jun 3, 2004
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From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes a story about wishing, persevering, and reaching for the stars.

Once there was a boy, and that boy loved stars very much. So much so that he decided to catch one of his very own. But how? Waiting for them to grow tired from being up in the sky all night doesn’t work. Climbing to the top of the tallest tree? No, not tall enough. The boy has a rocket ship . . . but it is made of paper and doesn’t fly well at all. Finally, just when the boy is ready to give up, he learns that sometimes things aren’t where, or what, we expect them to be.

Oliver Jeffers offers a simple, childlike tale of reaching for the stars, and emerging with a friend.

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Oliver Jeffers

OLIVER JEFFERS makes art and tells stories. His books include How to Catch a Star, Lost and Found, which was the recipient of the prestigious Nestle Children’s Book Prize Gold Award in the U.K. and was later adapted into an award-winning animated film; and the New York Times bestsellers Stuck, This Moose Belongs to Me and Once Upon an Alphabet. He is also, of course, the illustrator of the #1 smash hits The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, both written by Drew Daywalt.His fine art is world-renowned and his dip-art exhibitions are a much sought-after event. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and young son.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780399242861
Publication Date:
June 3, 2004
Word Count:
376
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2003020465
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
53084040
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0399242864
Lexile® Level:
AD480L
ATOS® Book Level:
2.6
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
79177
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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