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Random House Acquires Amanda Peet’s Children’s Book

Random-House 304Random House Children’s Books has acquired actress Amanda Peet’s new children’s book Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein. Peet co-wrote the title with her friend Andrea Troyer.

The book is about a  young Jewish girl who doesn’t quite understand why Santa Claus never brings her gifts. “When my two children, Frankie and Molly, started asking me why we don’t have a Christmas tree and colored lights on the roof and a plate of cookies for Santa, it was hard to come up with an appealing answer,” explained Peet in a statement. “The book came out of a desire to capture the feeling of being left out during the Christmas holidays and to explain how you can’t always get what you want—and how sorting that out, for Jews and Gentiles alike, is part of what the holiday spirit is all about.”

The publisher acquired the world rights in all languages to the book. Frances Gilbert, Associate Publishing Director, Random House Books for Young Readers acquired the title from Joseph Veltre and Allison Cohen of The Gersh Agency. Gilbert will also act as the book’s editor. The book is slated for publication in Fall 2015.

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