Catch That Cookie! A Conversation with David Small and Hallie Durand

Aug 29, 2014 12:07:57 PM


Kalamazoo, MI –

Kalamazoo Public Library is pleased to present a Conversation with David Small and Hallie Durand on Wednesday, September 10, 6 pm at Central Library.  

David Small is the Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator of more than fifty picture books, among them So, You Want to Be President?, Imogene's Antlers, and several written by his wife Sarah Stewart, including The GardenerThe Library, and The Friend. He is also the creator of National Book Award Finalist and New York Times Bestselling Graphic Memoir Stitches

Hallie Durand is the author of six books for children, including the Dessert First trilogy, Mitchell's License and Mitchell Goes Bowling, and now - along with David - CATCH THAT COOKIE!, a romp of a picture book that stars preschooler Marshall, as he is transformed from a skeptic to a believer in magic, with the help of a cast of gingerbread men, new for this holiday season.

Hallie Durand is the pen name for Holly McGhee, the celebrated founder of Pippin Properties, Inc, a boutique literary agency in New York City. Clients include David Small and his wife Sarah Stewart, National Ambassador for children's literature and 2014 Newberry Medalist Kate DiCamillo, 2013 Newberry Medalist Katherine Applegate, 2013 National Book Award Finalists Kathi Appelt and Adrian Matejka, Jandy Nelson, David Ezra Stein, Jon Agee, Dorreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin, Kate & Jim McMullan and the late William Steig. She and David have worked and laughed together for the past fifteen years, and now have a collaboration of their own. 

Come meet David, Hallie / Holly, and Sarah. David and Holly will talk about their creative partnership as artist and agent and about their journey together over the past decade. A one-of-a-kind opportunity to ask them questions and talk to them candidly about the publishing experience.

MEDIA: Schedule an interview with Davide Hallie/Holly and Sarah with Caitlin Miller, Publicity Department, Penguin Young Readers Group, 212-414-3603  or email:


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