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’s (she/her) books have received numerous starred reviews, appeared on many best-of-the-year and state-book lists, and received recognition from the Junior Library Guild, the Parents Choice Awards, and the American Library Association Notable Books committee. She is a two-time recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Award for Individual Excellence.

Tricia, who has worked as both an educator and a public library children’s associate, loves visiting schools and libraries. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and leads writing workshops for children and adults.

Mother of three grown daughters and four perfect grandbabies, she lives, works, plays and gardens in Cleveland, Ohio.

Tricia is represented by Kristin Ostby.

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