New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers and fine artist Sam Winston deliver a lyrical picture book inspiring readers of all ages to create, to question, to explore, and to imagine.

A little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy and calling him away on an adventure. Through forests of fairy tales and across mountains of make-believe, the two travel together on a fantastical journey that unlocks the boy’s imagination. Now a lifetime of magic and adventure lies ahead of him . . . but who will be next? Combining elegant images by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston’s typographical landscapes shaped from excerpts of children’s classics and lullabies, A Child of Books is a stunning prose poem on the rewards of reading and sharing stories – an immersive and unforgettable reading experience that readers will want to pass on to others.

Win a family getaway to Edinburgh, a £100 art set, a beautiful bedroom prize & a copy of Child of Books

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    To enter the competition, go to and answer the question correctly to be entered into the prize draw.
    Final closing date for entries is MIDNIGHT 30/01/2020 and all entries must be received on or before that date.
    The competition is a free prize draw.
    The winners will be drawn at random from all successful entries by an independent judge.
    The winners will be notified by the 28/02/2020
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    The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
    Prize consists of:
    - a £100 art set from STAEDTLER
    - a bed from Little Folks Furniture
    - a family break at The Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, Edinburgh*
    - A copy of 'A Child of Books'
    There is no cash alternative.
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    The Promoter is Play7 Ltd, Park Gate House, 70a Old Shoreham Road, Hove. BN3 6HJ.

    *Full terms for Dalmahoy Hotel prize:
    1. Competition closes at midnight, Thursday 30th January, 2020.
    2. Winner will be notified by email shortly thereafter. If the Promoter does not receive a response within 7 days of initial contact, another winner will be drawn.
    3. Break must be booked and taken by 31 May 2020.
    4. Prize break is subject to promotional availability. Excludes: Valentine’s Day; Mother’s Day; Easter; Bank Holidays; and special event dates.
    5. No purchase necessary.
    6. Prize break is for 2 adults and 2 children (aged 12 years and under) staying for 2 nights in a Classic Twin Room (2 double beds) at Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club with full Scottish breakfast on both mornings, family afternoon tea on one day, and children’s in-room camping experience (optional); £100 drawing and colouring set from Staedtler; beautiful bedroom prize from Little Folks Furniture; and a copy of A Child of Books from Walker Books.
    7. Additional expenses incurred to be paid for on departure from the hotel.
    8. Travel expenses are not included.
    9. No cash or alternative prizes are available except that in the event of circumstances outside the promoter’s control it reserves the right to substitute alternative of equal or greater value.
    10. The promoter reserves the right to amend or remove the competition without prior notification.
    11. The promoter’s decision is final.
    12. Automated entries will be disqualified.

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Competition closes 30/01/20
A Child of Books © 2016 Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston