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Children's Fiction Science Fiction

Come Back to Earth, Esther!

by (artist) Josée Bisaillon

Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2019
Science Fiction, General, Imagination & Play
Recommended Age
4 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 3
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2019
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Apr 2020
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What Esther loves the most, what she dreams about every night, is space.

From the award-winning illustrator of Leap!, Bedtime 1, 2, 3, and The Snow Knows, Come Back to Earth, Esther! is a full-hearted celebration of a fun-loving, space-obsessed girl who wishes, more than anything, to build her own spaceship, liftoff into the sky, and explore the galaxy. Featuring lively, accessible text and an exceptional protagonist with a supportive, diverse family, this STEM-friendly book is a celebration of imagination and making your own dreams come true.

About the author

Jos&eacutee Bisaillon a illustr&eacute plus de trente-cinq livres pour enfants et cr&eacute&eacute de nombreuses illustrations pour des magazines et des journaux. Elle a &eacutet&eacute finaliste au Prix litt&eacuteraire du Gouverneur g&eacuten&eacuteral &agrave deux reprises et a remport&eacute le prestigieux Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award pour The Snow Knows. Il s’agit du quatri&egraveme ouvrage de Jos&eacutee avec Orca, apr&egraves My Head in the Clouds et Bedtime 123 &eacutecrit par Eric Walters, un succ&egraves de librairie. Elle vit en banlieue de Montr&eacuteal avec sa famille.

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Editorial Reviews

"Come Back to Earth Esther is a book for the whole family, reminding us that nothing is impossible, with enough heart, imagination and hard work. Your own little reader will want to build their own spaceship to explore our galaxy—A truly lovely book!" —

"From a diverse family, Ether is a fun, engaging character who is as confident in her ability to concentrate on school work when needed as she is in her ability to do whatever she must—research, plan, build and more—to achieve her dreams." —Canadian Children's Book News (Toronto, ON)

"Whether kids are space-obsessed or not, they will likely identify with Esther's singular focus and desire to create and build. With its beguiling illustrations and inviting text, Come Back to Earth, Esther! is a great addition to the growing canon of STEM-focused picture books featuring female protagonists." —Quill & Quire (Toronto, ON)

"The text in this endearing picture book is lively, age appropriate, and relatable. Each page of text is reflective of the illustrations it accompanies. Readers can't help but love Esther, whose creativity and determination are two messages for readers found in the story. Esther has spunk, fortitude and patience, all qualities needed when one is trying to make one's dreams come true." —Resource Links (Pouch Cove, NF)

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