Cody and the Fountain of Happiness
Illustrator: Eliza Wheeler
“Camp! The word was a dark cloud on a bright day.” But then Cody’s camp is canceled, and summer is off to a good start. Especially when she meets Spencer, who’s visiting his grandmother. Black-and-white illustrations were done in ink and watercolor.
JLG Release: May 2015
Awards & Honors
2015 Cybils Awards Nomination, Early Chapter Books
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist, The Horn Book Magazine, The Horn Book Guide^, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly
The Horn Book Guide Review:
Cody thinks summer vacation is all the better when her day camp is canceled. Enter babysitter Payton, along with new friend Spencer, his cat, and his feisty grandma GG. Cody’s lively voice and keen observational skills build an involving story line out of the seeming simplicity of a vacation spent at home. Stylish spot illustrations suggest a diverse cast in this suburban setting.
5 1/2" x 7 3/4"
Level 3.6; Points: 2;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 2.5; Points: 5;