In a two-book deal, Samantha Swenson at Tundra Books has acquired world rights to debut author and illustrator Lauren Soloy’s picture book, WHEN EMILY WAS SMALL, which follows iconic Canadian painter Emily Carr as a young child as she celebrates the magic and wonder of a childhood spent immersed in nature, and a second untitled picture book. Publication is scheduled for Summer 2020 and Summer 2021, respectively. Jackie Kaiser of Westwood Creative Artists negotiated the deal.
Acclaimed BC poet Jordan Scott has sold world rights to his debut picture book, I TALK LIKE A RIVER, about a boy who stutters and the father who empowers him to endure it, to Neal Porter at Holiday House. Greenaway medalist Sydney Smith will illustrate, with publication planned for fall 2020. Hilary McMahon at Westwood Creative Artists represents the author and Emily van Beek at Folio Jr./Folio Literary Management represents the illustrator.