Elaine Dimopoulos, author of The Remarkable Rescue at Milkweed Meadow, in conversation with Gregory Maguire

Porter Square Books is delighted to welcome Elaine Dimopoulos, author of The Remarkable Rescue at Milkweed Meadow! Gregory Maguire will join the author in conversation. This event will take place on Sunday, May 21 at 4pm at Porter Square Books (25 White St. Cambridge, MA 02140).

You can also donate a copy of the book to students at the Henry Houston Elementary School in Philadelphia by ordering the book from our website and leaving the note "Classroom donation" in the order comments! The author will be collecting donations at the event on 5/21, so order before then- or buy a book in person at the event- if you'd like to donate.

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This timeless early middle-grade adventure about friendship and community will charm animal-loving fans of The Tale of Despereaux and Clarice the Brave. Illustrated by Caldecott winner Doug Salati.

Butternut lives in the burrows of Milkweed Meadow with her nine rabbit brothers and sisters. Together they practice strategies for survival and tell stories. With disastrous scenarios blooming in her mind, Butternut embraces the lesson of her families’ stories: stick to your own rabbit-kind. But after befriending an incorrigible robin and a wounded deer, Butternut begins to question what she has been taught. 

When the three friends discover other animals in crisis, Butternut must decide whether she can help, rally her friends and family, and be as brave as the heroes in the stories she tells.

Beautiful and arresting black-and-white illustrations bring the animals to life in this heartwarming story about friendship, community, and doing what is right.

“With the confidence of a maestro, Elaine Dimopoulos breathes vigor and beauty into a tale of a brave and thoughtful young rabbit . . . A chorus of woodland cheer for such a remarkable rescue."
—Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Cress Watercress


Elaine Dimopoulos is the author of Turn the Tide, a middle-grade novel-in-verse inspired by real-world environmental activism, and Material Girls, a young adult dystopian novel. She served as the Associates of the Boston Public Library Writer-in-Residence and has taught writing at Simmons University and GrubStreet. Elaine lives in Massachusetts with her family—and the robins that tend to build their nests above her trellis each spring.

Gregory Maguire is a writer of several dozen crossover books for adults and children. His best-known work is Wicked, and he is also the author of the middle-grade animal adventure, Cress Watercress. He also helped found and for 25 years co-directed Children’s Literature New England, Inc., a nonprofit that raises awareness of the significance of literature in the lives of children.

Event date: 

Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 4:00pm

Event address: 

Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140

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The Remarkable Rescue at Milkweed Meadow By Elaine Dimopoulos, Doug Salati (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Elaine Dimopoulos, Doug Salati (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781623543334
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Charlesbridge - May 16th, 2023

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Cress Watercress By Gregory Maguire, David Litchfield (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gregory Maguire, David Litchfield (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536211009
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Candlewick - March 29th, 2022


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