We Became Jaguars

We Became Jaguars

Dave Eggers


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Revel in the breathtaking strangeness of We Became Jaguars, a transformative picture book from Dave Eggers.

When Grandma comes to visit and a young boy's parents leave, the rules of the house—and the world—change: They transform into jaguars!

Readers follow their journey
into the lush, undiscovered world of nature, experience true freedom, and lose themselves in the exhilarating power of pretending.

• From Dave Eggers, bestselling author of The Circle, Tomorrow Most Likely, and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
• Filled with alluring illustrations
• Features Eggers's signature knack for the surreal

After a day of playing, running, and climbing through sumptuous landscapes, the ending will leave you wondering what’s real and what's make-believe.

Grandchildren, grandparents, teachers, and librarians alike will fall in love with this vivid celebration of imagination and the power of love to leave you forever altered.

• Gorgeous illustrations of animals, forests, and the natural world
• A celebration of the power of imagination, play, fiction, and storytelling
• Great for grandparents, as well as librarians, English and science teachers, and educators
• You'll love this book if you love books like The Antlered by Dashka Slater, Drawn Together by Minh Lê, and On a Magical Do-Nothing Day by Beatrice Alemagna.


Dave Eggers:
Dave Eggers is the author of many books, including Her Right Foot, The Circle, and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. He is the cofounder of Voice of Witness, 826 National, and ScholarMatch, which connects donors and under-resourced students to make college possible. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.