Mary Cummings, Agent and Founder

Kelsey E. Gross

Gross, Kelsey E.

In Kelsey E. Gross's debut picture book, THE SOLSTICE TREE, Owl calls out to his woodland friends on a dark solstice night: "Whoo can help me shine the light, share gifts of hope on this long night?" One by one, animals share hopes and good wishes for all as they decorate a solstice tree. When an unexpected visitor interrupts their celebration, Owl and friends push past their fears to find that she too offers a gift of hope and light.

(Co-agent: Betsy Amster)


THE SOLSTICE TREE  (Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster; Renata Liwska, illustrator)