We're delighted to welcome Caldecott honoree LeUyen Pham for the launch of her beautiful picture book, OUTSIDE, INSIDE. It's a moving book celebrating essential workers and the community coming together to face the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic. We can't imagine anyone else who could write this book the way LeUyen can, with her way of connecting with young people. Scenes depict the way that nature began to return when people stopped driving so much, the way families came together inside their homes, and how they joined with neighbors to do good outside in their communities. Guiding the reader through the story is a black cat, navigating all of the spaces that people have traveled, and leading readers into renewal in the form of a spring season that represents an emergence into kindness that was first cultivated during the outbreak.
LeUyen has kindly signed bookplates for everyone purchasing her new book with An Unlikely Story, while supplies last! When ordering your book please include that you would like a signed bookplate in the “order comments” section when checking out on our website.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:From Caldecott honoree LeUyen Pham, a moving picture book celebrating essential workers and the community coming together to face the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Something strange happened on an unremarkable day just before the season changed.
Everybody who was outside . . .
. . . went inside.
Outside, it was quieter, wilder, and different. Inside, we laughed, we cried, and we grew.
We remembered to protect the ones we love and love the ones who protect us.
While the world changed outside, we became stronger on the inside and believed that someday soon spring would come again.
ABOUT THE CREATOR:
LeUyen Pham has illustrated more than one hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Honor book Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris and the bestselling Princess in Black series by Shannon and Dean Hale. She is the cocreator, along with Shannon Hale, of the bestselling graphic memoirs Real Friends and Best Friends. Her own books include The Bear Who Wasn't There and Big Sister, Little Sister. A graduate of the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, LeUyen lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons. leuyenpham.com