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Little Elliot Goes to China!

littleelliot_dolphinLittle Elliot and I just had an amazing trip to China to promote the release of Little Elliot, Big City in Mandarin! My Chinese publisher, Dolphin Media, invited me to Wuhan and Shanghai to meet some new little friends. While there is so much to talk about, I am working on a tight deadline for the fourth book: Little Elliot, Big Country! So, in lieu of writing all about our adventures, here are some selected photos from the trip. You can see more on my Instagram account. Many many thanks to Dolphin Media for an experience of a lifetime! Xie xie!

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Here we are at the ancient Ming Quing market street.

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A pic with our gracious hosts

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The student on the right made this beautiful scroll for me. It says Little Elliot Big City!

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Students work on their own Little Elliot stories.

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Little Elliot on KidLit TV (and GIVEAWAY!)

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to hug Little Elliot in person! He is now a plush doll made by my wonderful friends at Merrymakers.

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Clair Frederick, President of Merrymakers, and I stopped by KidLit TV to talk about the process of making our little guy.

For a limited time you can win a signed copy of Little Elliot, Big City, Little Elliot, Big Family, and your very own Little Elliot plush from MerryMakers! Enter here to win!

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Petit-Kleiner-Piccolo Elliot!

Today I am happy to announce three new foreign editions of Little Elliot, Big City that are now available!

Le Petit Elliot a la Gran Ville is now available from Casterman Jeunesse. You can purchase it from FNAC and other French retailers.

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Signed Little Elliot Books for Christmas

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Christmas and Channukah are upon us! While folks have started their holiday shopping, I have had many requests for signed/personalized books for holiday gifts. While I’m grateful and happy to do that, I’d like to round up all of the requests for one day of signing (and ensure that you get your books in time!). You can order books online from Books of Wonder beginning now and ending Sunday, December 6th. I will sign them on Dec 7th, and they will ship soon after. Click options below to order:

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When you place your order, be sure to make a note in the comment box that I will be personalizing these for you. Also, specify the first names of the people you’d like each book made out to. I will make an Elliot doodle in each. Sorry, no special requests.

If you’d like a plush doll, I’d recommend ordering direct from MerryMakers. Now through Dec 15th, MerryMakers is offering 30% off site-wide. Use code FRIEND15 for a discount on a Little Elliot plush!

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Thanks for making Little Elliot and me a part of your holiday. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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Little Elliot, Big Fan!

I just wanted to share this photo that Water Street Bookstore in Exeter, NH shared with me. Former Secretary of State and Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton stopped in for a visit and purchased a copy of Little Elliot, Big City! I hope that Charlotte and Chelsea enjoy it.

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Shout out to Jill from Water Street Bookstore (left), who recommended Little Elliot, Big City to Hillary!

Hillary and Chelsea are big friends of elephants. They have raised millions to fight the illegal ivory trade. Baby Charlotte also has an elephant themed nursery! I think Little Elliot has found a good home.

 

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Foreign Editions: Spanish, Catalan, & Bulgarian!

¡Buenas noticias! This week three of the first foreign editions of Little Elliot, Big City release! Today, March 16, is publication day for Spanish and Catalan versions with Ediciones B, and Wednesday, March 18, the Bulgarian version comes out with Prozerets. Check with the publishers to see where you can get a copy.

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