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Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021
Award-winning author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers’s simple but unforgettable fable of one man’s greed to possess everything is beautifully told in an exquisitely designed book of only a few words complimented by some striking lithographic print images. As ever, Jeffers knows how to use both words and pictures in a way that allows readers to enjoy his story as well as making it their own.
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A stunningly presented modern-day fable from world-renowned talent Oliver Jeffers.
There was once a man who believed he owned everything and set out to survey what was his. You are mine, Fausto said to the flower, the sheep and the mountain, and they bowed before him. But they were not enough for Fausto, so he conquered a boat and set out to sea...
Working for the first time in traditional lithography, world-renowned talent, Oliver Jeffers, combines spectacular art with powerful prose, hand set using traditional lead type, to create a poignant modern-day fable to touch the hearts of adults and children alike.
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 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
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
|Publication date:||17th September 2019|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
Oliver Jeffers has won numerous awards and delighted millions of kids and parents alike with his beautifully hand illustrated stories. Jeffers's picture books are wonderfully accessible. They explore themes of friendship, loneliness, independence and imagination. He has written and illustrated, or "made", as he prefers to put it, five hugely successful picture books. The first three - the "boy books" - feature a small boy who sets off on a series of daunting quests. How to Catch a Star (2004), the first of them, was inspired by a Brer Rabbit story he read as a child. In Lost and Found (2005) ...More About Oliver Jeffers