Cody and the Fountain of Happiness
Middle-grade readers drawn to Judy Moody or Clementine will find a funny and charismatic companion in Cody, star of this delightful new series. For whimsical Cody, many things are beautiful, especially ants who say hello by rubbing feelers. But nothing is as beautiful as the first day of summer vacation, and Cody doesn't want to waste one minute of it. Meanwhile, teenage brother Wyatt is moping over a girl, Mom is stressed about her new job as Head of Shoes, Dad is off hauling chairs in his long-distance truck, and even camp has been closed for the summer. What to do? Just when all seems lost, Cody bumps into a neighborhood boy named Spencer who is looking for a runaway cat. With a new friend and a soon-to-be-found cat, Cody is on her way to the fountain of happiness.
Tricia Springstubb is the author of the award-winning novel "What Happened on Fox Street" and its well-loved sequel, "Mo Wren, Lost and Found." She is also the author of the picture book "Phoebe & Digger, "illustrated by Jeff Newman. Tricia Springstubb has worked as a Head Start teacher and a children's librarian. She lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Eliza Wheeler is the author-illustrator of "Miss Maple's Seeds "and the illustrator of the Newbery Honor Book" Doll Bones, " written by Holly Black. Originally from northern Wisconsin, Eliza Wheeler now lives in Los Angeles.