Books How the World Was A California Childhood by Emmanuel Guibert Paperback, 159 pages, First Second, List Price: $19.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleHow the World WasSubtitleA California ChildhoodAuthorEmmanuel Guibert Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Describes the childhood of World War II veteran, Alan Cope, including his idyllic California home, his family members, and the tragic death of his mother when he was eleven years old. Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels Also by Emmanuel Guibert The Photographer Alan's War Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about How the World Was The Book Concierge: Find your next read with NPR's 2014 book guide >> NPR hide caption toggle caption NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2014's Great Reads December 3, 2014 NPR staff and critics selected some 250 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to filter books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else. Review Book Reviews 'How The World Was,' Drawn In Dreamy Lines Of Memory August 14, 2014 Graphic novelist Emmanuel Guibert follows up his biography of his friend, WWII veteran Alan Cope, with a gentle, eloquent look at Cope's California childhood, perfectly familiar even 75 years later.