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    The Way Back Home (Paperback) By (author) Oliver Jeffers, Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

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    DescriptionAn 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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    Title
    The Way Back Home
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oliver Jeffers, Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 254 mm
    Height: 260 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007182329
    ISBN 10: 0007182325
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: EY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AD
    DC22: 823.92, E
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22100
    BIC children’s book marketing category: A2M79
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FRIEND
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    BIC E4L: PCS
    BIC subject category V2: YBCS
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039060
    BIC subject category V2: 5AD
    Thema V1.0: YXHB, YBCS
    BIC E4L: EP
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5AD
    Illustrations note
    chiefly col. Illustrations
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Children's Books
    Publication date
    06 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    Praise for 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' "Mouth-wateringly irresistible" The Guardian 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 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
    Review text
    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)