Friday, July 2, 2010

HUGE News!!! | GRANDES Notícias!!!

I'm jumping for joy!!!

Estou pulando de alegria!!

I'm thrilled to announce that I have a TWO book deal with Nancy Paulsen Books, a new imprint at Penguin Young Readers Group.

The first is a picture book based on the true story of Baltic, a dog found stranded on an ice floe in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Poland this past January. This incredible story made news all over the world, and when I first heard about it I used it as inspiration for an Illustration Friday post on the theme "Adrift."

From there I began to write the story and work on some possible illustrations. Now, thanks to my extraordinary and very talented agent Teresa Kietlinski at Prospect Agency, the story has found a home and will become my first picture book. The topic of the second book is still to be determined, but needless to say I'm very excited about the many possibilities!

Estou alegríssima de anunciar que fui escolhida para publicar DOIS livros com Nancy Paulsen Books, uma nova editora do grupo Penguin Young Readers Group.

O primeiro livro é baseado na história real de Baltic, o cão que foi encontrado flutuando num pedaço de gelo no Mar Báltico, perto da costa da Polônia. Esta estória incrível foi noticiada no mundo todo, e serviu de inspiração para minha participação no Illustration Friday com tema "Adrift (A deriva)"

A partir daí começei a escrever a estória e fazer mais desenhos. E agora, graças a minha extraordinária e talentosa agente Teresa Kietlinski da Prospect Agency, esta estória vai se tornar meu primeiro livro infantil. O tema do segundo livro ainda será determinado, mas naturalmente estou super excitada com as possibilitades!

27 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Im so happy for you, :), your illustrations are so good,
    Happy week end

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  2. congrats, congrats, and many congrats, Monica!! i know it will be GREAT. :)

    ps: i hope i can follow your success someday, to write my own stories...!

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  3. Oh my gosh!!! I am thrilled for you - many congratulations, Monica - I'll bet it will be wonderful and I can't wait to see it!

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  4. The illo is adorable!Great congratulations on your books:)

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  5. Congratulations Monica!!! I want that books!!!! :)
    A big hug!!!

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  6. Oh WOW Monica!!! That's is FANTASTIC!!!!! Congratulations!! What a perfect subject for you: Dogs :-) I know you will be able to put so much heart and emotion into your paintings.

    and TWO books! That's incredible! If I wasn't about to go to bed I'd be popping some champagne in your honour....

    wohooooooo!! xoxo

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  7. OH MY GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    MON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is wonderful news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so incredibly happy for you!!!

    I knew it was only a matter of time!!!! And its your story too!?? Oh wow, wow, wow!!!!!!!!!! Heee!!!! I am doing a happy dance right now... seriously this couldn't of happened to a nicer person!!!!


    A BIG hug to you my friend!! xoxox

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  8. YAY!!! YAY!!! YAY!!!! What HUGE news!!!! I'm so, so excited for yoU!! You are so amazing! And I agree with Ali, it couldn't have happened to a nicer person!

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  9. Você sabe que estamos orgulhosíssimos ! E pelos comentarios de seus amigos artistas e admiradores a
    alegria pelo merecido sucesso é geral !

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  10. This is such good news!

    Your illustrations are wonderful so they deserve to be in a book - it was just a matter of time!

    Congrats x 1.000!

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  11. Monica,

    Congratulations!

    I remember the first time you showed me a sample of your artwork, and how I knew right at that moment that I was looking at the work of a future famous children's book illustrator AND author!

    This is the most wonderful news, for you and for all the lucky children who will read your stories and see your fantastic illustrations!

    Merry

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  12. these are definitely awesome news! I'm so glad! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! =D

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  13. Yay Monica!!! I'm so happy for you! I'll buy 20 copies for my branch!

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  14. Monica!!!! I am JUMPING FOR JOY AND BURSTING right now for you! Yippppeeeeeee!!! I can't wait to hold one of your picture books in my hands...two books!!! I'm so excited for you. It couldn't happen to a better person!

    YAYYYYYY!!! : )

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  15. ¡¡¡Parabéns por teus novos projectos!!! Um abraço

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  16. Congratulations Monica!! You really deserve it!! :D

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  17. congrats on your book deal! that is soooo awesome!

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  18. Waaaaaw, I just read the good news, congratulations and good luck wishes for creating your first book! :)

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  19. Richard told me about this after he heard the news from Mark (they bumped into each other on the train the other day). Congratulations!! We'll have to meet up for coffee so I can get an autographed copy.

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  20. Woo hoo! Congratulations! :)

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  21. That's so wonderful Monica! Congratulations!

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  22. Congratulations, very awesome news indeed and our agent is INCREDIBLE isn't she. LOVE HER, so on the ball about EVERYTHING.

    Brenda

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  23. Congrats!!!! You know I will be first in line to buy it! I am so happy for you! -- Erin

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  24. Mônica! Fantastic news!!! :-)

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