We Go Way Back.

What is life? How did it start? Long, long ago, no one knows exactly where or when, a tiny bubble formed that was a Little Bit Different. It was the first living cell. Everyone’s ancestor. And so the story of life begins …

We Go Way Back is the brainchild of esteemed science writer Idan Ben-Barak, whose PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science explored the history of scientific research into the origin of life. I done the pictures and made the teas.

We Go Way Back is published in Australia by Allen & Unwin (Aug 2021), in Korea by Eum Publishing, in Taiwan by Grimm Press, in Turkey by Tudem Yayinlari, in China by Everafter Books, and in the USA by Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press.

We Go Way Back was listed for the 2024 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books in the Science Picture Book category, listed as a Kirkus Best Book of the Year 2023, and was awarded a silver medal by The Cook Prize in 2024.

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