Eating the Sun

EATING THE SUN: Small Musings on a Vast Universe
by Ella Frances Sanders
April 2019 – Penguin (US)

Have you ever found yourself wondering what we might have in common with stars, or why the Moon never leaves us? Thinking about the precise dancing of planets, the passing of time, or the nature of natural things?

Our world is full of unshakable mystery, and although we live in a civilization more complicated than ever, there is simplicity and reassurance to be found in knowing how and why.

From the New York Times bestselling creator of LOST IN TRANSLATION, EATING THE SUN is a delicately existential, beautifully illustrated, and welcoming exploration of the universe—one that examines and marvels at the astonishing principles, laws, and phenomena that we exist alongside, that we sit within.

Ella Frances Sanders is the writer and illustrator of two previous books, LOST IN TRANSLATION: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World (Ten Speed Press, 2014) and THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF SAYINGS: Curious Expressions from Around the World (Ten Speed Press, 2015). There are currently over 200,000 copies of Ella’s books in print and her work has been translated in nine countries. She currently lives and works in London, without a cat.

Press & Reviews

“Beautifully personifies the universe with lyrical prose and whimsical color illustrations…in her fluidly conversational style, Sanders renders that language both accessible and appealing to her audience. Even more importantly, she consistently captures a sense of awe and wonder at the universe, and ignites (or reignites) that same sense in the reader.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review