★ "A compelling and generous addition to picture book collections that can inspire young naturalists and builders, and create a well of empathy in storytimes."—School Library Journal, Starred Review
"Rife with labyrinthine plotting, swoonworthy romance, and endless intrigue.... A thrilling ride and dazzling denouement."—Kirkus
★ “Unity and division are themes rich for exploration in this story of alphabet letters separated by fear and complacency. It will grow upon children and adults with each reading.” —SLJ (starred review)
And, really, who wouldn't want to learn?! After all, we're talking about Tara Lazar, superstar picture book author of such knee-slapping hits as 7 Ate 9, The Monstore, Little Red Gliding Hood, and Normal Norman. (If any of these titles are not already on your bookshelf, make sure to remedy this posthaste!)
But what about those leprechauns? Fear not, gentle readers! All critter-trapping secrets will be fully revealed; though not, I'm afraid, until winter 2020. Can we stand to wait that long? Alas, we must.
Here is the deal announcement with the details:
7 ATE 9 and THE MONSTORE author Tara Lazar's FOUR WAYS TO TRAP A LEPRECHAUN, a curious girl's quest to prove that leprechauns are real, with illustrations by Vivienne To, to Tamar Mays at Harper Children's, by Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary for the author and Justin Rucker at Shannon Associates for the illustrator (World).
Huge congrats on this awesome new book deal, Tara!