Katey’s Books




words by Katey Howes

art by Rebecca Hahn

Ripple Grove Press, August 29, 2017.

ISBN: 978-0-9913866-9-7


Grandmother Thorn treasures her garden, where not a leaf, twig or pebble is allowed out of place. But when a persistent plant sprouts without her permission, Grandmother begins to unravel.

“Her hair became as tangled as the vines on her fence. Her garden fell into disrepair. One morning, she did not rake the path.”

A dear friend, the passage of seasons, and a gift only nature can offer help Grandmother Thorn discover that some things are beyond our control, and that sweetness can blossom in unexpected places.

“Lovely.” – Kirkus Reviews

“A visually arresting reminder that compromise has its benefits.” –Publishers Weekly


You can also add Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe to your Goodreads lists, or pre-order it on Amazon or IndieBound. Release is planned for January 2, 2018 from Sterling Kids. Check back soon to learn more!



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Such fun to see Katey’s second picture book, MAGNOLIA MUDD AND THE SUPER JUMPTASTIC LAUNCHER DELUXE, in Publisher’s Weekly on Decmeber 20, 2016! You can see more of illustrator Valerio Fabbretti‘s work on his website. Check back soon to learn more about the book — and about spunky, stubborn, and inventive Magnolia, who likes nuts and bolts waaaay more than ribbons and bows.