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As an agent, when you’re writing up a deal announcement to share with the world, you have two choices in what tone to take: heartwarming, or dorky. Sometimes—if you’re super lucky—you can hit BOTH in the SAME deal announcement :D

 Friends, this is a wonderful picture book. Literally the ONLY dorky thing about it is my punny title up there. This story is truly a work of heart—and it’s one that you will want to read over and over, and share with everyone you know. It’s just that good.

Without further ado, here is the deal announcement for this fantastic new work:

Tamar Brazis at Viking Children’s Books has acquired World rights to Katy Duffield’s new picture book, with illustrations by Jen Corace. HOUSE FINDS A HOME is the story of a House with a heart – and its hopeful search for a family to turn it into a true loving home. The deal was represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency for the author, and Steven Malk at Writers House for the illustrator. Publication is planned for summer 2022.

I truly can’t imagine a better pairing for this wonderful story, and it is sure to find its true home in all of our hearts.

Congratulations, Katy!