And welcome to this Planet.
We call it Earth.
Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you’ve only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let’s explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. And you’ll figure lots of things out for yourself. Just remember to leave notes for everyone else… Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you’ve just got to be kind.
Here We Are is the utterly heartfelt new book from Oliver Jeffers. We’re glad you found it.
About the author
Oliver Jeffers graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours. His outstanding talent has been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize Gold Award. ‘Lost and Found’ animation was broadcast on Channel 4. Oliver lives and works in Brookyln, New York.
“The witty images are atmospheric and full of enthralling detail” Nicolette Jones / The Times
“An optimistic snapshot of contemporary life, this heartfelt hug of a book ought to become a classic” The Guardian
“Beautiful illustrations” Creative Review
“There is a childlike awe and wonder about the stars and planets in the book” The Irish Times
‘Delightfully illustrated’ Time
‘Beautifully illustrated’ Artists & Illustrators