The Perilous Performance at Milkweed Meadow

A stunning modern fable
of animal friendships and facing your fears

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How could a single storyteller ever compete with the magic of a performance?
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Coming May 21, 2024
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How could a single storyteller ever compete with the magic of a performance?
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Coming May 21, 2024
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Don't miss this incredible sequel to
The Remarkable Rescue at Milkweed Meadow

How could a single storyteller
ever compete with the magic
of a performance?

This stunning sequel to The Remarkable Rescue at Milkweed

Meadow delivers a nail-biting and heartwarming story about trust:

trusting our instincts, trusting our creative talents, and trusting

those who know and love us, even when itʼs hard.

Butternut the rabbit and her meadow creature friends are back and better than ever after pulling off a daring rescue operation. But then a flamboyant troupe of theatrical turkeys struts onto the scene—and they want everyone to join in the show! Everyone, that is, except Butternut the storyteller, who flubs her audition and gets put on the stage crew instead. Butternut doesn’t feel quite right about these new arrivals, but is it just anxiety about being overshadowed? Or is there something more sinister at work? It’s going to take help from some very unexpected helpers to make things right and save the meadow. 

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Helping a creature
is a good reason to take a risk.

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 everything she has been taught. 

Beautiful and arresting black-and-white illustrations from Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Doug Salati bring the animals of Milkweed Meadow to life in this heartwarming story about friendship, community, and doing what is right.

★ "Read this!"
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ "[An] intimately voiced, community-centered novel . . ."
Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "A marvelous reminder of the power in stories and the thrill in determining one’s own destiny."
Booklist, starred review

Elaine Dimopoulos

Elaine Dimopoulos holds an MFA in writing from Simmons University, where she is now faculty. Elaine has received the Boston Public Library Writer-in-Residence Award and was named a St. Botolph Club Emerging Artist. She is the author of Material Girls and Turn the Tide. Elaine lives in Belmont, MA.

Doug Salati

Doug Salati is the illustrator of several books for children, including Pip and Zip and Lawrence in the Fall. He is also the Caldecott Award-winning author and illustrator of the picture book Hot Dog. Doug holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and lives in New York City. 

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