Cody and the Heart of a Champion

A fourth book in this warm, funny series.

In this fourth book in the series, Cody tries her foot at soccer. Like so much of life, she finds it interesting but a little confusing. Meanwhile, friend Pearl has fallen under the spell of another girl, best buddy Spencer is building a mysterious museum, and her pet ants refuse to un-hibernate. Surprise City, that’s Cody’s life. Good thing she’s got the heart of a champion to see her through! Once again, Eliza Wheeler’s illustrations are perfect for this warm, funny book with its diverse cast of characters.

Rights details

World Rights: 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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