Esperanza Caramelo

Knopf 2023

Katherine Harrison at Knopf has acquired at auction world rights to Espernaza Caramelo by Lotería author Karla Arenas Valenti illustrated by Pura Belpré Honor artist Elisa Chavarri. In the vein of the Nutrcracker or Doña Flor, this is a tale of spun-sugar ornaments come to life and cake catastrophe averted on the eve of Nochebuena. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary represented the author, and Claire Easton of Painted Words represented the illustrator.