"Humor and wit make the narrative sparkle, and, happily, Myrtle is as irrepressible as ever.”
"An important, positive conservation message, and a perfect nonfiction addition to preschool story time or a beginning informational picture book collection." - SLJ, starred review
"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
I've got a wonderful new deal to share today—a non-fiction picture book that captivated me from the very first moment I read it. WHAT MISS MITCHELL SAW is the exquisitely written account of Maria Mitchell, the first professional female astronomer, who grew up on Cape Cod and made her name by a very important nighttime discovery.
WHAT MISS MITCHELL SAW has been enthusiastically acquired by Andrea Welch at Beach Lane Books, who has also signed on the incredibly talented Diana Sudyka to illustrate.
You'll have to wait a little longer to get your hands on this beauty, as pub date isn't till spring 2019. But ... you know it's gonna be so very worth it!
Huge congrats, Hayley!