Cody and the Fountain of Happiness

Just right for kids moving up from beginning readers, the Cody books burst with action and humor, while never losing sight of the challenges of growing up.

All Cody wants is to help. To help her mother get promoted to Head of Shoes at the department store, help her friend Spencer hypnotize his cat, and help make sure her big brother Wyatt wins the girl of his dreams (or nightmares). So how come Mom winds up in trouble with her boss, Spencer’s cat gets lost, and Wyatt’s ready to die of embarrassment? In this life, many things are complicated. But just like her pet ants, Cody believes in sticking together no matter what.

Black/white line art by Eliza Wheeler will complement the funny and charming text.

Rights details

World rights: Candlewick (Spring 2016)

Film/TV/merchandise: Candlewick

The Author

Tricia Springstubb

Tricia Springstubb has written several MG novels, all published by HarperCollins, which have been very well received – the latest being EVERY SINGLE SECOND. She is also the author of the CODY chapter-book series, published by Candlewick, with whom she also has  a picture book, PHOEBE AND DIGGER.

She worked for many years as a children’s librarian in a public library, and has also been a frequent book critic for a Cleveland newspaper. In 2009 one of her short stories won the Iowa Review Fiction Award, judged by Ann Patchett. She is also a recipient of an Ohio Arts Council grant for her work.

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