A flagship publication, gloriously bringing the alphabet to life in irresistible Oliver Jeffers style!
The letters of our alphabet work tirelessly to make words that in turn make stories, but what if there was a story FOR each of the letters instead? Turn the pages of this exquisite book to find out…
Here you will discover twenty-six short stories introducing a host of new characters (plus the occasional familiar face). From Edmund the astronaut with his awkward fear of heights, via the dynamic new investigative duo of the Owl and the Octopus, through to the Zeppelin that just might get Edmund a little bit closer to where he needs to be, this book is packed with funny, thrilling, perilous and above all entertaining tales inspired by every letter in the alphabet.
An adventure to follow from A to Z, or a treasure trove to dip in and out of, Once Upon an Alphabet is a work of exhilarating originality from artist Oliver Jeffers, the creator of much-loved modern classics such as Lost and Found and The Incredible Book Eating Boy.
Now the first thing you’re going to want to do is flip to the first letter in your name and find out what your story is. Mine was L. I was not disappointed.
The first story I read was my letter, and then I flipped to the letters of all of my loved ones, so my first reading was all over the place and wonderful! The second time I picked up this book I read it from cover to cover.
The second time around I was able to see how the stories fit together! Characters from one letter showed up in other letters, characters from the authors other books made appearances, and some details from the illustrations ended up in multiple stories! All very well put together! Also, each letter has multiple things associated with their letter on their pages…so it’s kind of fun to see how many you can find!
Any way you choose to read this book I can pretty much guarantee you’re going to find something you love, if not the whole book!