Walker acquires Jeffers and Winston title

Walker acquires Jeffers and Winston title

The Walker Books Group has acquired a picture book written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers and artist Sam Winston.
 
The picture book, entitled A Child of Books, is about a little girl who sails her raft “across a sea of words” to arrive at the house of a small boy. There she invites him to come away with her on an adventure where they can journey through “forests of fairy tales”, “across mountains of make-believe” and “sleep in clouds of song”.
 
The book features images by Jeffers and landscapes, crafted from excerpts from children’s stories and lullabies, by Winston. Walker brokered the deal with Paul Moreton at The Bell-Lomax Moreton Agency and will publish in the UK, US and Australia in autumn 2016.
 
Deirdre McDermott, Walker Books picture book publisher, said: “I’ve worked a little bit with Oliver Jeffers before and we had a real fine time together, so to have now collaborated on an original picture book with Oliver – and with his friend Sam, too – makes me feel creatively giddy. It’s so rare to have a picture book both written and illustrated by two artists.”