Parachute Kids, a new mid-level graphic novel by Betty C. Tang
Betty C. Tang create a first intermediate-level graphic novel, Parachute children, inspired by her own childhood, with three siblings who emigrate from Taiwan to California and find themselves alone facing language and cultural barriers when their parents return home unexpectedly. Parachute children was picked up by Tracy mack at Scholastic / Graphix for publication in 2023.
Betty C. Tang is a New York Times bestselling illustrator whose work includes the Jacky Ha Ha series of graphic novels. She got her BFA from CalArts and after a successful animation career, she now focuses on creating children’s books. Born in Taiwan, she currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
Scholastic’s Graphix imprint is the largest publisher of English-language graphic novels in the world and it is where the most popular graphic novels and the most talented creators are published, since 2005. They are the publisher of Dav pilkey (Captain Underpants, Dog Man and Cat Kid Comic Club), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters, Guts), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet) and Jeff smith (BONE), among many other children’s books. The Scholastic Corporation is an American multinational publishing, education and media corporation that publishes and distributes comics, books and educational materials for schools, parents and children. Its books are distributed through retail and online sales and to schools via book clubs and fairs, and its Scholastic Graphix line of comics has helped make Scholastic the largest comic book publisher in America. North. This type of publishing extension using other brands, with graphic novels being one of the many options for expanding an idea is another sign of major growth in the graphic novel market in bookstores, libraries and trade fairs in the world. book, as well as the widest range of comic book content and styles in publication.
Betty C Tang’s Agent Christy Ewer at the CAT agency negotiated a two-pound deal for global rights. The CAT agency was founded in 1994 by Christina Tugeau, now headed by her daughter Christy Ewers, representing many NYT Bestselling illustrators and award-winning authors and illustrators. Christy Ewers has been rooted in the children’s literature industry since her mother, Chris, started the agency in 1994 and joined her as an agent in 2013.