From Here to There

Margery Cuyler; Illustrated by Yu Cha Pak

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

A little girl travels from the comforts of her own home to the far reaches of the universe. The journey begins in Maria's house and then moves outward to the street, town, country, continent, hemisphere, planet, solar system, galaxy, and, finally, the universe. With each new widening perspective, children can explore the vastness of the world around them as they discover their own special place in space.

Margery Cuyler's accessible text and Yu Cha Pak's richly detailed illustrations offer an intriguing introduction to geography and astronomy for the youngest armchair traveler.


Praise for From Here to There

"This enlightening journey is both a meditation on humanity's small place in the universe and a celebration of each person's immutable individuality."
--Publishers Weekly
"Pak’s bright colors and perspective help children keep track of Maria’s place in the universe, and with folksy familiarity, take the vistas from local to grand."
--Kirkus Reviews

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  • Margery Cuyler; Illustrated by Yu Cha Pak

  • Margery Cuyler is the author of many books for children, including The Little Dump Truck, That’s Good! That’s Bad!, and the chapter book Weird Wolf. Ms. Cuyler grew up in the oldest house in Princeton, NJ, and started writing stories as soon as she learned how to write. She now lives in the same house with her husband, sons and two cats.

    Yu Cha Pak was born in Seoul, Korea, where she studied classical Oriental art before immigrating to the United States. Ms. Pak is the illustrator of Benito's Dream Bottle, by Naomi Shihab Nye. She lives in Houston, Texas.
  • Margery Cuyler


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From Here to There

Margery Cuyler; Illustrated by Yu Cha Pak

  • Hardcover