And the People Stayed Home

And the People Stayed Home

$18.99

Author: Kitty O'Meara | Hardcover

Kitty O'Meara, author of And the People Stayed Home, has been called the "poet laureate of the pandemic." This illustrated children's book (ages 4-8) will also appeal to readers of all ages.

O'Meara's thoughtful poem about the pandemic, quarantine, and the future suggests there is meaning to be found in our shared experience of the coronavirus and conveys an optimistic message about the possibility of profound healing for people and the planet. Her words encourage us to look within, listen deeply, and connect with ourselves and the earth in order to heal.

O'Meara, a former teacher and chaplain and a spiritual director, clearly captures important aspects of the pandemic experience. Her words, written in March 2020 and shared on Facebook, immediately resonated nationally and internationally and were widely circulated on social media, covered in mainstream news media, and inspired an outpouring of creativity from musicians, dancers, artists, filmmakers, and more. The many highlights include an original composition by John Corigliano that was premiered by Renée Fleming.

"This is a perfectly illustrated version of a poem that continues to be relevant."--School Library Journal

 "A stunning and peaceful offering of introspection and hope."--The Children's Book Review

"It captured the kind of optimism people need right now."--Esquire (UK)

 "Thank you, Kitty O'Meara...for pointing out that at this very moment, this very day, we can seize the opportunity to restore wholeness to our world."--Sy Montgomery, bestselling author of The Good Good Pig and The Soul of an Octopus

Publisher: Tra Publishing | Pub Date: November 10, 2020 | Format: Hardcover | Pages: 32