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’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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