What the World Could Make, Virtual Conversation and Launch Event

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 5:00pm

All Locations

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

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

From writer Holly M. McGhee and illustrator Pascal Lemaitre, the bestselling creative team behind Come with Me and Listen, comes a story of hope, abundance, and the unfailing possibilities the world holds.

The friends thought it a wonder—
winter white flakes a gift from the sky.
They let them land . . .
the snow melting against their warmth.
The friends could sit there forever, just like that—
watching what the world could make.

Bunny and Rabbit are kindred spirits who celebrate the gifts of the seasons together—from the smell of lilacs to the wonder of gingko leaves, from the taste of sea pickles to the silent beauty of the first snowflakes melting against their warmth. What the World Could Make is a joyous reminder that if we pay attention, hope can always be found in our friendships, in nature, and in generosity toward one another.

Head over to our Facebook page to join in the LIVE event on Tuesday, May 4 at 5PM EST.

To order your copy of What The World Could Make please follow the link below, signed bookplates are available with purchase, while supplies last! 

Holly M. McGhee is the author of the middle-grade novel Matylda, Bright & Tender, an Amazon, Bank Street, and ABC Best Book of the Year, as well as the bestselling picture books, Come with Me and Listen, both illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre. She divides her time between New York City, where she helps bring books she loves into the world as a literary agent, and Maplewood, New Jersey.

Pascal Lemaître is the illustrator of several books for children, including Do Not Open This Book! and New York Times bestseller Who's Got Game?, as well as the bestselling picture books, Come with Me and Listen, both written by Holly M. McGhee. His wife is the dancer-choreographer Emmanuele Phuon. They live with their daughter, Maelle, in Brussels, Belgium where Pascal is a professor at the National School of Visual Arts of La Cambre.

Kate DiCamillo is the beloved author of many books for young readers, including the Mercy Watson and Deckawoo Drive series. Her books Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux both received Newbery Medals. A former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, she lives in Minneapolis.
Julie Burstein is a Peabody Award-winning radio producer and author who has spent her life working with creative people and cultural institutions – probing, guiding, and creating live events and audio programs about them and their work. This year she was thrilled to create Live from Mount Olympus, a podcast for middle schoolers (and their grownups). The New York Times calls the series “delightful.”

What the World Could Make: A Story of Hope Cover Image
By Holly M. McGhee, Pascal Lemaitre (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250268112
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 4th, 2021