Meanwhile Back on Earth . . .
Brand Penguin Random House
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.
- Publisher: Philomel
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 64 pages
- Product Dimensions: 9.75 x 0.75 x 11.25 inches
- Author & Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
About the Author
Oliver Jeffers is an artist, designer, illustrator and writer from Northern Ireland.
From figurative painting, collage and installation to illustration and award winning picture-books, Oliver Jeffers practice takes many forms.
His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Brooklyn Museum New York.
HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books, now translated into over 36 languages, including The Incredible Book Eating Boy, and the New York Times Bestseller This Moose Belongs to Me and #1 New York Times Bestseller The Day The Crayons Quit.
Oliver won an Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative work with artist and filmmaker Mac Premo. He has made art for Newsweek, The New York Times, United Airlines, TED, Nintendo, and has illustrated a a number of novels.
In 2007, Jeffers was the official illustrator for World Book Day.
Lost and Found became Oliver's first book to made into animation by London based Studio AKA, screening on Christmas Eve 2008 on Channel 4 in the UK and on Nickelodeon in the US and Australia.
In 2013, Jeffers illustrated the vinyl cover (a drawing of Nelson Mandela) for the U2 song "Ordinary Love". Jeffers also co-directed (with Mac Premo) the video for the U2 song "Ordinary Love".
Oliver grew up in Belfast Northern Ireland and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
See more at www.oliverjeffers.com, or visit his instagram, facebook, and twitter @oliverjeffers