More more more lovely foreign rights news for our lovely children’s books: A Giraffe’s Heart Is Unbelievably Large, a children’s novel written by Sofia Chanfreau and illustrated by Amanda Chanfreau, has been sold to Slovenia (KUD Sodobnost) and Denmark (Straarup & Co.)
Moreover, offers from China, Spanish World, Korea, Italy and Estonia are now on the table!
A Giraffe’s Heart won the most prestigious literary award in Finland, Finlandia Prize, in the category of children’s and YA books. It is now also nominated for Runeberg Junior Prize.
This illustrated novel for the middle grade readers is a tale of longing to be part of a family, to find one’s place in the world, and to be loved as one is; a story of childlessness and dreams that fade or morph into nightmares. Page by page, it swells with inevitable force into a horror story that firmly holds the reader in its agonizing grip.
Whenever a ten-year-old Vega, who has always lived with her father, tries to ask about her mother, the only answer she gets is mysteries. Once a not-so-nice girlfriend starts dating her father, and Vega gets an unexpected pen pal, she decides to set out on an adventure to find out more about her mother. The book is a superb read for a child alone or for parents and children together.
The book has already sold close to 10,000 copies in Finland altogether.
Congratulations to the authors!