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‘All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors’ sold to US, Canada

Hardie Grant Egmont has sold US and Canadian rights to picture book All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors (Davina Bell, illus by Jenny Løvlie) to HarperCollins imprint Greenwillow.

Released this month in Australia, All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors has already been reprinted. Featuring rhyming text, it follows a boy who loves borrowing books about tractors from the library—to the exasperation of his mother who begs him to read a book about something else.

Little Hare commissioning editor Alyson O’Brien said: ‘Jenny was the perfect illustrator to bring Davina’s outstanding story to life. There’s something about their combined talents that is timeless and irresistibly charming. They are a match made in heaven, and I can’t wait to start work on the next book.’

Hardie Grant Egmont has commissioned a second as yet unnamed book by the pair for release in 2021.


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