Never give up: That's the message behind our latest news—Liz Garton Scanlon's picture book ANOTHER WAY TO CLIMB A TREE has sold to Neal Porter at Roaring Brook.
And the message works in two ways. First, because the protagonist of our story is a tree-loving girl who's confined inside one day, and yet longs to be up in the branches in her neighborhood. That's right, she finds another way!
And second, Liz and Neal have long admired each other's work and wanted to work together, but it took several tries to find the just-right project to make that happen. And when Neal signed this project, he took about three seconds to also sign up-and-coming illustrator Hadley Hooper, whose work in this year's THE IRIDESCENCE OF BIRDS and HOW I DISCOVERED POETRY has really caught our eyes. What a combination!
Huge congrats, Liz!