Inspired by the birth of Oliver’s son, Here We Are is a moving and thought-provoking book in which Oliver takes the reader on a journey through a series of notes introducing planet Earth. From the bottom of the ocean to the far reaches of the galaxy and back down to Eden Project paradise, immerse yourself in this story and share Oliver’s journey.

“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.”

Oliver Jeffers

About Oliver Jeffers

Oliver makes art and tells stories. His books include How to Catch a Star; Lost and Found; and the New York Times bestsellers Stuck; This Moose Belongs to Me; and Once Upon an Alphabet.

He is also the illustrator of the #1 bestsellers The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, both written by Drew Daywalt. He has been the recipient of some of children's books highest accolades, including the Nestle Gold Medal for Lost and Found and the Irish Picture Book of the Year for The Incredible Book Eating Boy.

An animated film of Oliver's book Lost and Found was broadcast on Channel 4 and won a BAFTA for Best Animation in 2009. Oliver lives and works in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and young son, Harland.

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