"This will be a hit with horror fans, especially those who think nothing can scare them. A must-purchase for horror shelves." - SLJ
"Lighthearted enough to entice readers with the silly premise and whimsical illustrations sprinkled throughout, this middle grade book nonetheless explores some rather important political ideas about individuality and the need for a balance of powers in governance." - SLJ
Tara Dairman is widely known as the beloved author of the middle-grade foodie series beginning with ALL FOUR STARS, as well as her most recent quirky mystery, THE GREAT HIBERNATION. But today I'm delighted to announce Tara's foray into something new and different—picture books!
Here's the deal announcement for a brand new, gorgeous book:
ALL FOUR STARS and THE GREAT HIBERNATION author Tara Dairman's debut picture book, DESERT GIRL, MONSOON BOY, about a boy and girl who flee opposite environments in India and meet in a safe, welcoming place, with illustrations by Archana Sreenivasan, to Susan Kochan at Putnam, by Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency for the author and Stephanie Fretwell-Hill at Red Fox Literary for the illustrator (World).
The story has its origin in Tara's own travels to remote parts of the world, and is a celebration of place and tradition and coming together despite obstacles. I for one cannot wait to see it in finished form.