"[Offers] hope that the world can be beautiful place...an excellent purchase." --School Library Journal
Elba has a big block. She's been dragging it around for a long time.
Norris dances everywhere he goes, even uphill. He is always surrounded by a happy cloud of butterflies.
Can Norris and his butterflies help ease Elba's sadness and convince her to join them on a trip to the ocean?
This tender exploration of loss illuminates how kindness, empathy, and friendship can lift our spirits and see us through many tomorrows. It will resonate with anyone who has experienced hardship or grief, from the death of a loved one or a pet, to a friend moving away, or the transition to a new home or family situation.
was born in Norsjo, Sweden, and grew up in Montreal, Canada. She is the
mother of two grown children and works as a teacher in Saco, Maine. She is
the author and illustrator of several picture books, chapter books, and
young adult fiction published in Canada and abroad.
Ana Ramírez González
Ana Ramírez González fell in love with Maybe Tomorrow?
on the first read. "I felt Elba's burden and Norris's kindness in a way that was very personal. The text pulled at my heart because it resonated with something I was experiencing at that time. I felt like fate brought this project to me, and creating the pictures has been healing." Ana worked as a visual development artist on Pixar's Oscar-winning film Coco
and illustrated the companion picture book Coco: Miguel and the Grand Harmony
. She grew up in Guanajuato, Mexico, and lives in Oakland, California.