grief is an elephant - coming spring 2023

Victoria Rock at Chronicle has bought world rights to Grief Is an Elephant by Tamara Ellis Smith (I.) and illustrated by Nancy Whitesides, a picture book in which a child experiences grief as it evolves over time, first as large as an elephant and ultimately in the form of a firefly.  Publication is slated for spring 2023; Erin Murphy Literary represented the author and Rebecca Sherman at Writers House represented the illustrator.