Here We Are


Author: Oliver Jeffers


Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers


JEFFERS, Oliver. Here We Are. Notes for Living on Planet Earth. [NY]: Philomel [2017]. 8vo, [40]pp. Pale blue boards pictorially stamped in gold, black and blind. Color pictorial endpapers; color illustrations on nearly every page. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket. Signed by the author/artist, Oliver Jeffers.

First US edition, released simultaneously with the UK edition on November 14, 2017. Filled with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet's terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (it’s big), or a guide to all of humanity (don’t be fooled, we are all people), Oliver's signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a gently sweet and humorous missive about our world and those who call it home.