Oliver's Great Big Universe Book Launch with Jorge Cham

Oliver's Great Big Universe Book Launch with Jorge Cham on Sunday, September 24th at 2 pm. Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020. Best for ages 8+.

Nothing is as vast as the universe and a middle school hallway!

Humor and science combine in Oliver's Great Big Universe by the knowledgeable local author Jorge Cham. Join Jorge for the launch of his new book where he will share his inspiration, answer questions big and small from the audience, and then sign books. Great for curious kids ages 8+. 

Masks are recommended for attendees. 

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About Oliver's Great Big Universe:

Oliver's Great Big Universe book cover. An Asian boy is crouched below a giant sphere on his shoulders containing planets, stars, and galaxies in the style of Atlas. In the background are diverse classmates sitting a their desks looking up nervously. The title is in red and white lettering inside of the universe sphere.

Cosmos meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid in Oliver's Great Big Universe, an original illustrated middle-grade fiction series that blends science with narrative from the Emmy Award-nominated creator of PBS's Elinor Wonders Why.

I know what you're thinking. What makes an average 11-year-old kid qualified to tell you anything about the universe?

Am I a famous scientist? No.

Am I a super-genius at everything? Not really.

Oliver has a lot going on starting his first year of middle school--new friends, new classes, new everything. But at least there's one thing that still makes sense: science! Determined to be an astrophysicist one day, Oliver explains everything he learns--like how the sun burps, how ghost particles fly through you, the uncanny similarities between Mercury and cafeteria meatballs, and most important, how the Big Bang is basically just like a fart in the school hallway. (Also, there are time-bending black holes, exploding supernova stars, and aliens! Well, there could be aliens.) 

Oliver finally feels like he's starting to figure things out . . . but can he stay out of the principal's office or catch a break from his annoying sister?

With laugh-out-loud humor and cartoon-style illustrations from the bestselling writer and creator of PHD Comics, Jorge Cham, Oliver's Great Big Universe is a STEAM-themed, diary-style series following an 11-year-old who's taking on the whole universe--if he can survive middle school first.

About the author:

Jorge Cham author photo. An Asian man with spiky short black hair sitting on a stairway wearing a long sleeved black shirt with the sleeves pushed up.

Jorge Cham is the bestselling, Emmy-nominated creator of . . . many things: from the hit PBS kids' show Elinor Wonders Why to the bestselling nonfiction book for adults called We Have No Idea, along with the smash podcast Daniel & Jorge Explain the Universe and the popular webcomic PHD Comics. He is, without a doubt, an expert on explaining things about the world in interesting and fun ways. He obtained his PhD in robotics from Stanford University and was an instructor and research associate at Caltech from 2003 to 2005. He is originally from Panama.

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Sunday, September 24, 2023 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020
SKU: 9781419764080a
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