Meanwhile Back on Earth . . .: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space (Hardcover)
A father takes his two children on an unbelieveable, exciting voyage into space. The journey involves taking a look back at Earth and the conflicts that have taken place since the beginning of time. I appreciate children's books that provide the reader and the listener a chance to have open discussions and this book does just that. Not only are the illustrations uniquely beautiful but the story gives the reader open opportunities to discuss space, the future and the past. The greatest message of the book - what brings us together matters more than what sets us apart. A fantastic book to have in your library and can be enjoyed by younger and older children.— From Nicole
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.
About the Author
Oliver Jeffers From his much-loved debut, How to Catch a Star he has gone on to create a collection of award-winning and bestselling picture books, which have been translated all over the globe, including the #1 New York Times bestseller and TIME Best Book of the Year Here We Are, as well as the companion What We’ll Build. He is also the illustrator of the smash hits The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, both written by Drew Daywalt. His fine art is world-renowned and his dip-art exhibitions are a much sought-after event. Oliver is from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and now he, his wife and young children split their time between Belfast and Brooklyn, NY.
"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