Cody and the Fountain of Happiness

By Tricia Springstubb
Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler

“It’s hard not to cheer for Cody, with her sunny disposition and penchant for optimistic similes. . . . A deep, satisfying reading experience.” — Kirkus Reviews

For whimsical Cody, many things are beautiful, but nothing so much as the first day of summer vacation. She 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, Dad is off hauling chairs in his long-distance truck, and even camp has been closed for the summer. Just when all seems lost, Cody bumps into a neighborhood boy 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.

  • Now in paperback, an early junior story that will appeal to both boys and girls.
  • First in a new series featuring a multiracial cast of characters and a working-class family.
  • "Every First Day of Summer should start with Cody... Cody's story is witty, heartwarming, and wise" -- Megan McDonald, author of the Judy Moody and Stink series

About the author

Tricia Springstubb is the author of Cody and the Fountain of Happiness, illustrated by Eliza Wheeler; the picture book Phoebe and Digger, illustrated by Jeff Newman; and other books for children. She has worked as a Head Start teacher and a children's librarian.

About the illustrator

Eliza Wheeler is the illustrator of Tricia Springstubb's Cody and the Fountain of Happiness and the Newbery Honor Book Doll Bones by Holly Black, among other books for young readers.

ISBN: 9780763687533
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 1, 2016
Dimensions: 139 x 196mm, 160pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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