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Meanwhile Back on Earth

Oliver Jeffers author


Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers

Published:4th Oct '22


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Meanwhile Back on Earth cover

The spectacular new illustrated picture book for children, from the creator of internationally bestselling Here We Are and What We’ll Build

The captivating new companion to international bestsellers Here We Are and What We’ll Build

The captivating new companion to international bestsellers Here We Are and What We’ll Build

A father takes his two children on a thrilling out-of-this-world adventure into space and invites them to look back at Earth and the conflicts that have taken place since the beginning of time. This becomes a brief history of the world and a whistle-stop guide to the universe, all rolled into one – and told with Oliver Jeffers's inimitable perspective, wit and exquisite artwork.

Meanwhile Back on Earth gives a unique look at life on Earth with a cosmic perspective – and an enduring message that what binds us together matters more than what sets us apart. A timely story for families everywhere.

“Every new Jeffers book is a cause for celebration and his beautiful artwork and gentle humour teach a lesson in sharing that’s as valuable for adults as for children” Daily Mail

“In Jeffers’ new picture book, inspired by his sculpture trail ‘Our Place in Space’, a father takes his children on a ride through time and space, and shows them the conflicts that have taken place on Earth. A mind-bending tale that is also a reminder and celebration of home.” The Bookseller

“Beautifully illustrated” Good Housekeeping

Praise for Here We Are:

‘The witty images are atmospheric and full of enthralling detail’ Nicolette Jones, The Times

‘An optimistic snapshot of contemporary life, this heartfelt hug of a book ought to become a classic’ Guardian

‘Beautiful illustrations’ Creative Review

‘There is a childlike awe and wonder about the stars and planets in the book’ The Irish Times

‘Delightfully illustrated’ Time

‘Beautifully illustrated’ Artists & Illustrators

‘This performer had assured pace and charm. The storytelling was captivating and a beautifully realised gem, with a surprise ending. Gorgeous!’ Audio Production Awards judges

ISBN: 9780008555450

Dimensions: 286mm x 246mm x 13mm

Weight: 680g

64 pages