"A joyful thing to behold. Set in Victorian England, this mystery gleefully overturns sexist norms and celebrates independent women of intellect, with Myrtle Hardcastle leading the charge."
—Booklist, starred review
"An important, positive conservation message, and a perfect nonfiction addition to preschool story time or a beginning informational picture book collection." - SLJ, starred review
It's a happy day that begins with a picture book sale announcement, and I've got a wonderful one to share today: Nancy Tupper Ling's THE DOUBLE HAPPINESS BOX tells the story of two siblings who are moving with their parents across the country, away from the home they've grown up in, away from their other family members, away from everything they've known. To help with the transition, they start gathering up small treasures to put into a Happiness Box, so they can bring their joy with them no matter where they go.
This gorgeous picture book is told in a series of poems from two points of view, and I can tell you it's going to be an amazingly realized book—especially in the hands of acquiring editor Tamra Tuller and the wonderful Chronicle design and publishing team.
I'm thrilled to congratulate Nancy on her first EMLA sale, and here's to many more to come!