Small World

A Picture Book


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Ishta Mercurio


When Nanda is born, the whole of her world is the circle of her mother’s arms. But as she grows, the world grows too. It expands outward-from her family, to her friends, to the city, to the countryside. And as it expands, so does Nanda’s wonder in the underlying shapes and structures patterning it: cogs and wheels, fractals in snowflakes. Eventually, Nanda’s studies lead her to become an astronaut and see the small, round shape of Earth far away. A geometric meditation on wonder,Small Worldis a modern classic that expresses our big and small place in the vast universe.

Additional information

Weight 452 g
Dimensions 22.3 x 27.3 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 2 July 2019
Number of pages 32
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Jen Corace
Dimensions 22.3 x 27.3 cm
Weight 452 g


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Ishta Mercurio is an author and actor. Raised in Cincinnati, she has traveled to England, Scotland, Italy, France, and all over the United States. She now lives in Brampton, Ontario, where she films and photographs plants and wildlife, from the tall to the small, in her backyard. Small World is her debut picture book.

Jen Corace is the illustrator of many books for children, including Little Pea. She has a BFA in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design, and she lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island.