I’m giving A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd the highest compliment I can give a chapter book. I don’t plan to finish reading it anytime soon. ML saw me reading it the other night. The cover peaked her curiosity. Great job Gilbert Ford. Illustrators of book jackets don’t get the credit they deserve.
Here’s the transcript of our conversation.
ML: What’s that about?
ML: Are you…
Jordan Hamessley at Egmont USA has bought North American rights to The Summer of Lost and Found, a middle-grade novel by Rebecca Behrens. In it, a girl’s father mysteriously disappears and her botanist mother drags her to Roanoke Island for a research trip, where she decides to solve the mystery of the Lost Colony. It will publish in spring 2016; Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media brokered the deal.