Meanwhile, Back on Earth

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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. 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.

Recommended for ages 4+

Why We Love It

There is a surprisingly bold book hiding beneath Jeffers' whimsically colorful illustrations. The text draws the reader out of the minutiae of everyday life to show the vastness of the universe, the relative tininess of Earth, and the patterns of conflict and othering that humans have fallen into since the beginning of time. We told you, it's a lot! Luckily there's a hopeful ending that encourages the next generation to focus on what unites us rather than what separates us.