Ellie Mae Dreams Big! (Hardcover)
The sister duo of New York Times best-selling novelist Kristina McMorris and award-winning artist Amanda Yoshida makes their collaborative debut with a delightful story of a girl whose big dreams are far from ordinary.
"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
At the teacher's all-important question, Ellie Mae's mind swirls with ideas. An astronaut or a chef? Better yet, why not an astronaut-chef? Since the moon is made of cheese, her galactic grilled-cheese sandwiches could be known throughout the universe! Or . . . she could be a 'ballerina-painter,' creating masterpieces while leaping across the stage.
In the end, there are so many options, Ellie Mae fears she can't possibly pick—until the answer dawns on her. What she chooses will surprise her classmates as much as the reader!
Kristina McMorris is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of two novellas and seven historical novels, including the million-copy bestseller Sold on a Monday. The recipient of more than twenty national literary awards, she previously hosted weekly TV shows for Warner Bros. and an ABC affiliate, beginning at age nine with an Emmy Award-winning program, and owned a wedding-and-event-planning company until she had far surpassed her limit of "Y.M.C.A." and chicken dances. Kristina lives near Portland, Oregon, where she somehow manages to be fully deficient of a green thumb and not own a single umbrella.
Amanda Yoshida is a graduate of the prestigious Gnomon School of Visual Effects and lives in Portland, Oregon. Motherhood inspired her transition from a 3D digital artist to her dream career since childhood as an award-winning picture book illustrator
"Encourages boundary-defying self-exploration... which should inspire a similar creative spirit in readers." — Publishers Weekly