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Summer Jackson: Grown Up

Meet Summer Jackson, a charming, smart, irresistible character who will appeal to fans of Fancy Nancy, Olivia, and Eloise.

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. Teresa E. Harris and AG Ford’s hilarious story shows that being a kid might not be so bad after all!

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Teresa E. Harris

Teresa E. Harris (she/her) earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Columbia University and an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College, where she won numerous awards, including the Flying Pig Grade-A, Number-One Ham Humor Award. She is the author of the picture book Summer Jackson: Grown Up, several American Girl books, and the middle grade novel The Perfect Place, which was selected as one of Bank Street’s Best Children’s Books of the Year in 2015 and about which Jacqueline Woodson said, “What an amazing debut! I loved it.” 

Teresa once worked in children’s publishing, but took a publishing hiatus to focus on her work as a high school English teacher in New Jersey. She now spends most of her time grading papers, hanging out with her two cats Baxter and Nox, and building new–and familiar–worlds with her words.

Teresa is represented by Chelsea Eberly.

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