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SOLD! Congratulations to Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev!

Please help us congratulate Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev on the sale of her debut novel!

Coming in 2021, THE LEOPARD BEHIND THE MOON is magical realism for the middle grade reader – a warm, sweet, beautiful story about friendship, healing, grief, community…and more than one intruding, talking animal.

From this week’s Publishers Weekly Rights Report:
Virginia Duncan at Greenwillow has acquired, in a two-book, mid-six-figure deal, The Leopard Behind the Moon by Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev. The magic-infused middle grade debut, written by a former child refugee, is a tale of friendship and acceptance as told in the African oral tradition. Publication is planned for 2021; Sara Megibow at kt literary did the deal for world rights.

Follow Mayonn’s debut journey on her website: www.mayonn.com

Say hi and congratulations on twitter @MayonnValchev