Author: Abigail Samoun

Before co-founding Red Fox Literary, LLC with Karen Grencik in 2011, ABIGAIL SAMOUN was an in-house children’s book editor for over ten years. Her books received such honors as the CCBC Charlotte Zolotow award, the New York Public Library Ezra Jack Keats award, the SCBWI Golden Kite, and the Pura Belpre Honor. As an agent, Abigail now represents authors and illustrators working in a range of genres, from board books to young adult novels. Her clients include author/illustrator Hannah Harrison whose debut, Extraordinary Jane, received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and School Library Journal. Harrison’s picture book was Red Fox’s first project to go to auction. Fellow clients Chris Pallace and Kevin Serwacki wrote and illustrated Joey and Johnny, the Ninjas, an illustrated middle-grade series that received four offers before being bought by Donna Bray at HarperCollins/Balzer&Bray.

In addition to agenting, Abigail is the author of several children’s books, including Sterling Publishing’s Little Traveler board book series illustrated by Red Fox’s own Sarah Watts.

Abigail likes to organize her library according to which authors would get along well together (the Brontes next to George Elliot, Lois Lowry next to Margaret Atwood). She lives in Sonoma, California with her entomologist husband, two dogs, a gaggle of chickens, and a curious little boy named Tristan.

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How Tiger Says Thank You! - Little Traveler Series

How Tiger Says Thank You!
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781454914976
  • Release: 2015-05-05
  • Author: Abigail Samoun
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, Learning & Education
  • Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
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Spasibo, arigato, shukran, merci! Tiger's taking a trip—and everywhere she goes, from the market in Moscow to a boat on Egypt's Nile River, she says "thank you" to the friendly people she meets. And, as they follow her round the world, children will learn to how to say thanks in seven different languages, too: French, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and Spanish. Each “please” word is translated and has a pronunciation guide, and an illustrated map follows Tiger's travels.

Age Range: 2 - 4 years / Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten


How Penguin Says Please! - Little Traveler Series

How Penguin Says Please!
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781454914969
  • Release: 2015-05-05
  • Author: Abigail Samoun
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, Learning & Education
  • Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
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Por favor, s'il vous plaît, ching: this adorable board book teaches preschoolers how to say “please” in seven languages! Join Penguin as she enjoys pastries in France, explores the Hermitage in Russia, sees Mount Fuji in Japan and the Pyramids in Egypt, buys fish in China, sips chai in India, visits relatives in Argentina—and remembers her manners everywhere she goes! Each “please” word is translated and has a pronunciation guide, and an illustrated map follows Penguin's travels round the world.

Age Range: 2 - 4 years / Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten