Gather Round (Hardcover)

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Gather Round (Hardcover)

By David Covell, David Covell (Illustrator)


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A girl and her dad build a campfire. Soon new friends join them in the firelight in this picture book about building community.

— Rae Ann

New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award winner David Covell follows up Run Wild with a timely book about the importance of community and coming together.

Crackle. Crinkle. Sizzle. POP!
Listen to the fire talk.
It's telling us a story . . .

    Since the magic and warmth of fire was discovered long ago, campfires have protected, aided, and inspired us. Perhaps most importantly, they've brought us together. 

    In this gorgeous picture book, a girl and her father build a campfire together to keep the cold at bay. But as they welcome passing travelers--from musicians to animals--they create a community, fostered by a crackling fire and its comforting warmth.

    Written in sparkling, melodic prose, Gather Round is the perfect follow-up and companion to David Covell's New York Times Best Illustrated, Run Wild.
David Covell grew up in the wilds of Maine, worked (and played!) for a time in Vermont, and moved to the Big Apple to work as a creative director in brand design. After many years of East Village, NYC life, he moved to a little village in the Catskills where he can be creative out of doors, as well as in his art studio.

For more about David and his books, visit
Product Details ISBN: 9780593327630
ISBN-10: 0593327632
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English
Praise for Gather Round

"The darkness and unknown are no match for people, song, and the warmth of a good fire in this reassuring paean to community."—Kirkus Reviews

"This would make a wonderful start to a camping trip, whether to the great outdoors or merely to the backyard."—BCCB