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Meanwhile Back on Earth . . . Finding Our Place Through Time and Space - Hardcover – Picture Book

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A spectacular new picture book from the creator of international bestsellers Here We Are and What We’ll Build that will give readers perspective on our place in space.

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 guide to the universe, 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.

Reading age ‏ : ‎ 4 - 8 years


"Jeffers masterfully captures the universe’s vastness while playfully humanizing space...The artwork puts readers in the driver’s seat. A first purchase for all collections." –School Library Journal, starred review

"The writing breaks down big concepts into relatively simple parts, while Jeffers’ imaginative artwork invites viewers to come along for the ride." –Booklist

About the Author

Oliver Jeffers is a multi-talented artist, illustrator, and writer from Northern Ireland. His work spans various forms, including figurative painting, collage, installation, and illustration, and has been exhibited in galleries around the world, such as the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Brooklyn Museum in New York. His picture books have been translated into over 36 languages and include "The Incredible Book Eating Boy," "This Moose Belongs to Me," and the New York Times bestseller "The Day The Crayons Quit." In 2010, Jeffers won an Emmy for his collaboration with artist and filmmaker Mac Premo, and has created art for numerous clients, such as Newsweek, The New York Times, United Airlines, TED, and Nintendo. He has also illustrated several novels and served as the official illustrator for World Book Day in 2007. In 2013, he illustrated the vinyl cover for the U2 song "Ordinary Love" and co-directed the accompanying music video. Jeffers currently resides and works in Brooklyn, New York.