In a magical land (Austin), long, long ago (September) . . . Penny Parker Klostermann discovered the Complete Picture Book Event in a new kingdom of the Writing Barn. There, along with several fellow EMLA kingdom courtiers, she studied under the wise tutelage of esteemed court magicians, Lady Erin Murphy, Lady Audrey Vernick, and Lady Liz Garton Scanlon.
The Kingdom of the Writing Barn was in awe. For Penny Parker Klostermann's most beautiful story glittered and gleamed. So they helped her polish it in preparation to offer it as a gift to a royal queen, Maria Modugno, in a far-off land (New York). It was accepted with grace and will now be published throughout all the lands.
But wait. What's that we hear?
An addition? Tis true. An addition to the glittering text of the esteemed Lady Penny! It's Sir Ben Mantle, of another distant land (England), who will sketch wondrous imagery for such gleaming text. Huzzah!
The royal decree goes thusly:
Penny Parker Klostermann, illustrated by Ben Mantle's A COOKED-UP FAIRY TALE, a fractured fairy tale where a well-meaning chef accidentally cooks with ingredients essential to famous stories (Jack's magic beans, Snow White's apple, Cinderella's pumpkin), to Maria Modugno at Random House Children's, for publication in Summer 2016, by Tricia Lawrence, Erin Murphy Literary Agency for Klostermann and The Bright Group for Mantle (World).
Many well-apportioned salutations to you, Penny! The kingdom of EMLA is muchly proud. We bid you well! And again, Huzzah!