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Ava in Code Land

Jess Hitchman, Gavin Cullen, Leire Martin (Illustrator)


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A little girl must use her coding skills to save her video-game home in Ava in Code Land, an adorable debut picture book by Jess Hitchman and Gavin Cullen, illustrated by Liere Martin.

Ava thinks living in a video game is pretty cool. She and her cat, Pixels, spend their days riding breakfast rollercoasters and heading to underwater discos. And if something isn't exactly perfect, Ava can reprogram the world to be just the way she likes it.

But then the game's villain, Max Hacksalot, comes along on his magical pirate unicorn and breaks all of Ava's code. When Max manages to send them all to the Game Over screen, it's up to Ava and her coding skills to save the day!

Praise For Ava in Code Land

" The illustrations depict a charming world of cupcakes and coins, and their jaunty style complements this lighthearted story... This would be a fun read-aloud for young gamers and would pair well with a beginning coding class." --Booklist

Feiwel & Friends, 9781250316615, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 14, 2020

About the Author

When Jess Hitchman, author of Ava in Code Land, isn't writing children's books, she works as an executive product manager in children's media. As a side project, Jess runs Oops Yay, a small app studio that creates playful interactive toys for preschoolers. Jess is passionate about getting more girls into technology and can’t wait to see what a generation of empowered girls will create.

Gavin Cullen is a BAFTA-nominated screenwriter and film composer, and a former TV producer and director. He is a full-time parent, part-time author, and occasional table.

With Jess Hitchman, Gavin is the coauthor of the illustrated children's book Ava in Code Land.

Leire Martin, illustrator of Ava in Code Land, started out as a 3D artist from Donostia, Spain. But drawing has always been her passion so she has spent the last few years in Barcelona, working as a professional illustrator with a focus on children’s illustration.