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Begin Again

Oliver Jeffers

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01 November 2023
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A powerful, thoughtful and bold comment on humanity and its future from one of today’s most thought-provoking artists.

In his first picture book created specifically with a wider audience in mind, Oliver Jeffers shares a history of humanity and his dreams for its future. Where are we going?

With his bold, exquisite artwork, Oliver Jeffers starts at the dawn of humankind following people on their journey from then until now, and then offers the reader a challenge: where do we go from here? How can we think about the future of the human race more than our individual lives? How can we save ourselves? How can we change our story?

Illustrated in his instantly recognisable style, Oliver Jeffers’s exploration of the state of the world today is insightful, moving and powerful. A must-have for every forward-thinking person who wants the next generation to inherit a world to be proud of.

Imprint:   HARPER360
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 209mm,  Width: 295mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   720g
ISBN:   9780008579593
ISBN 10:   0008579598
Pages:   112
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 7 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Begin Again

Praise for Meanwhile Back on Earth: “Every new Jeffers book is a cause for celebration and his beautiful artwork and gentle humour teach a lesson in sharing that’s as valuable for adults as for children” Daily Mail “In Jeffers’ new picture book, inspired by his sculpture trail ‘Our Place in Space’, a father takes his children on a ride through time and space, and shows them the conflicts that have taken place on Earth. A mind-bending tale that is also a reminder and celebration of home” The Bookseller “Beautifully illustrated” Good Housekeeping Praise for Here We Are: ‘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’ 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 ‘This performer had assured pace and charm. The storytelling was captivating and a beautifully realised gem, with a surprise ending. Gorgeous!’ Audio Production Awards judges

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