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Blog 3 October, 2022

New Oliver Jeffers book 'Meanwhile Back on Earth' released

Take a cosmic view of the history of conflict on planet Earth with the author's new book inspired by the Our Place in Space project.

Meanwhile Back on Earth, a new book from Oliver Jeffers and inspired by Our Place in Space, has been released.

The author's eighteenth book, this story tells the journey of a father who takes his two children on a thrilling out-of-this-world adventure into space as they look back at Earth and conflicts that have taken place since the beginning of time.

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.

Oliver's critically acclaimed picture books have been translated into over fifty languages and sold over 14 million copies worldwide.

His original artwork has been exhibited at such institutions as the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, the National Portrait Gallery in London, and the Palais Auersperg in Vienna.

He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award, Bologna Rigazzi Award, An Irish Book Award, and a United Kingdom Literary Association Award.

"An optimistic snapshot of contemporary life, this heartfelt hug of a book ought to become a classic."

The Guardian

Join Oliver for an exclusive book signing at Waterstones Liverpool One on Saturday 15 October from 12pm to get your copy of Meanwhile Back on Earth signed by the author himself!

Click to find out more about this free event.