It was so lovely to open today's PW Children's Bookshelf and see Liz Garton Scanlon's happy face smiling out at the world. Along with the picture, there was this wonderful write-up about Liz's latest book deal, about a child hiking the Grand Canyon:
"Allyn Johnston and Andrea Welch at Beach Lane Books have acquired world rights to a picture book manuscript from Liz Garton Scanlon (All the World). The new book, In the Canyon, is a tribute to the Grand Canyon and the power of wild and wide-open spaces; it will be released in spring 2016. Already in the works: two more projects in the works at Beach Lane: Thank You, Garden, slated for spring 2015, and The Old Man and the Marvelous Wind, for fall 2015 (the illustrators have not yet been announced); and a picture book for spring 2014 with Cheryl Klein at Scholastic's Arthur A. Levine Books called The Good-Pie Party, illustrated by Kady McDonald Denton. Erin Murphy of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency was the agent."
Hooray, Liz! Keep 'em coming!