- US Edition
Summer Jackson: Grown Up
Charming, funny and conceptually strong, this debut picturebook (illustrated by A.G.Ford) establishes Summer Jackson an an irresistible new character
Summer Jackson is six years old, and she’s tired of being treated like a little kid. Now it’s time to be all grown up, just like Mom and Dad. With cell phone in hand, a long to-do list, and lots of urgent meetings to hold, Summer sets out to be a businesswoman – especially at recess.
But what happens when Mom and Dad agree that Summer’s ready to be an adult (eating her steak rare, doing the dishes, and taking just as much ice cream as she wants) – and that they’re the little kids? Suddenly, being the grown up doesn’t seem quite as much fun as Summer had imagined!
USA/Canada: Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins USA; Summer 2011)
Foreign rights: Greenhouse c/o Rights People
Teresa Harris wrote her first novel (23 pages long and about a pair of time-traveling cats!) when she was in fifth grade. Since then, she has earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Columbia University, and an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College where she received numerous awards. Her novel, THE PERFECT PLACE, has been published by Clarion, and SUMMER JACKSON, her debut picture book, was published by HarperCollins. She also writes for a major brand licensor.
A former publisher, Teresa has now re-trained as a teacher.