Storytime with Elin Kelsey

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 11:00am

All Locations

28th Street
2660 28th Street SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Okemos - Meridian Mall
1982 Grand River Ave
Okemos, MI 48864

Author Elin Kelsey stops in for storytime! Her book The Last Goodbye is a story of hope and how we can all lift each other up in a difficult time. 

ABOUT THE BOOK: How do we say goodbye to a loved one after they die? This book broaches a difficult topic in a heartfelt way by exploring the beauty in how animals mourn. From elephants to whales, parrots to bonobos, and lemurs to humans, we all have rituals to commemorate our loved ones and to lift each other up in difficult times. 

New from the award-winning team behind You Are Stardust, Wild Ideas, and You Are Never Alone, this book gently recognizes death as a natural part of life for humans and all animals. Written in spare, poetic language and illustrated with stunning dioramas, it draws out our similarities with other animals as it honors the universal experience of mourning. The touching and uplifting book ends on a hopeful note, showing how we live on, both in memories and on the planet, our bodies nourishing new life in the Earth and the oceans..

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: ELIN KELSEY, PhD, is an award-winning author and a leading spokesperson for hope and the environment. In 2014, she co-created #OceanOptimism, a twitter campaign to crowd-source and share ocean conservation successes which has reached 90 million users to date. She frequently works on projects with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Stanford University and the University of Victoria and is passionate about engaging kids in hopeful, science-based, environmental solutions.

A Last Goodbye Cover Image
By Elin Kelsey, Soyeon Kim (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771473644
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: Owlkids - April 15th, 2020