IN-PERSON: Alec Carvlin

Massachusetts author Alec Carvlin joins us for an out-of-this-world storytime event! Alec will read his debut picture book HOW TO BAKE A UNIVERSE, a whimsical and informative book that takes a leaf from a cookbook to show readers how the universe came into being. Following the reading, Alec will lead attendees in a cosmic craft and sign books. Register to attend this free event below.

If you cannot make the event but would like a personalized copy of Alec's book, please order it on our website by July 21st and include the name of the person you would like your book inscribed to in the "order comments". 

This whimsical and informed debut picture book takes a leaf from a cookbook to show readers how the universe came into being.
To bake a universe, you’ll need a heaping pile of nothing. That’s right, not a single thing!

Just make sure you have enough . . . Alec Carvlin breaks down the Big Bang into the steps of a recipe, from the formation of quarks and atoms (preheat your oven to Absolute Hot) to the compression of gases into stars and planets (just set your timer for 180 million years). Carvlin expertly balances mind-boggling facts with snappy storytelling, and Brian Biggs’s bold and contagiously cheerful illustrations bring the infinite down to the bite-sized. How to Bake a Universe is an accessible and playful authority on the formation of the universe and a heartfelt commentary on how to live in it.

Alec Carvlin is an author and designer drawn to all things creative. He is also a former choirboy, a Dartmouth College graduate, a cancer survivor, and a helpless romantic. In his free time, he cooks, bakes, and makes funny faces at his niece and nephew, Liana and Elliott. Baking universes is one of his favorite hobbies, though he's still working on getting them to that perfect level of crispiness. He writes his picture books outside of Boston.

Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
How to Bake a Universe By Alec Carvlin, Brian Biggs (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alec Carvlin, Brian Biggs (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781324004233
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Norton Young Readers - March 1st, 2022