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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group


Written by Holly M. McGhee; illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre

Roaring Brook Press


A lyrical, inspiring picture book that promotes empathy from the creators of the New York Times bestseller Come With Me.

with your heart.
It is your ears
your eyes
your nose
your mouth
your hands--

Author Holly M. McGhee and illustrator Pascal Lemaître ask you, me, and all of us to inspire empathy by exploring what it means to be connected to everything, including the natural world. Simple and tender, Listen teaches us to engage our senses, to taste, see, and feel in order to engage with the world around us.

Praise for Listen

"A sweet serenade to our shared belonging" - Brainpickings

"A thoughtful offering, expressed in subtle poetic tempo, about shared humanity and the nourishing world." - Publishers Weekly

"Readers of all ages will love this poetic, gentle book about understanding and appreciating the universe for both its individual components and how they are intertwined with one another." - School Library Journal


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Written by Holly M. McGhee; illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre

Holly M. McGhee is the author of the middle-grade novel Matylda, Bright & Tender, Bank Street, and ABC Best Book of the Year. 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? 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.

image of Pascal Lemaitreo
Maëlle Lemaitre

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