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Patrick McDonnell And Naoko Stoop to Collaborate on a Picture Book Project

Megan Tingley, a publisher at Little, Brown Books For Young Readers, managed the acquisitions process. Tingley negotiated the terms of the agreement with Henry Dunow, a literary agent at Carlson & Lerner, and Brenda Bowen, a literary agent at Sanford J. Greenberger Associates.

The book – the first published by McDonnell that he hasn’t illustrated himself – is about a starfish that wishes he could be a star in the sky, until he learns to see the beauty of the ocean around him and finds the shine within himself. (Publishers Weekly)

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