|Mohrbooks Literary Agency|
|Delacorte/Random House (Spring 2013)|
|Books for very young children, children’s picture books & activity books|
HATTIE EVER AFTER
The much-anticipated follow-up to the beloved 2007 Newbery Honor Book HATTIE BIG SKY. In HATTIE EVER AFTER, orphan Hattie Inez Brooks throws a lasso around a new dream, even bigger than the Montana sky.
Kirby Larson is the acclaimed author of the 2007 Newbery Honor Book, HATTIE BIG SKY, a young adult historical novel that was inspired by her great-grandmother who homesteaded by herself in eastern Montana as a young woman. The book won the 2007 Newbery Honor Award, the Montana Book Award, was an American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults pick, an American Library Association Notable book, a 2006-07 Book Sense Children’s pick, School Library Journal Best Book 2006, a Barnes & Noble Discover title, a Borders New Voices title, National Council of Social Studies and Children’s Book Council Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. It was a finalist for the California Young Readers Medal, the Cybils Award, and the Washington State Book Award as well as numerous Young Readers Choice awards and earned starred reviews from Booklist and School Library Journal. Kirby collaborates with her good friend, Mary Nethery, which has resulted in two nonfiction picture books: TWO BOBBIES: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival, illustrated by Jean Cassels (Walker 2008) and NUBS: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle (Little, Brown 2009), which spent 12 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list.She is also the author of the first book in Scholastic’s re-launch of its DEAR AMERICA series, THE FENCES BETWEEN US (2010), and THE FRIENDSHIP DOLL (Delacorte Books for Young Readers 2011), a 2012 National Council of Teachers of English Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts.