Mary Cummings, Agent and Founder

J. Theron Elkins

Elkins, J. Theron

J. Theron Elkins is a proud father and practicing attorney. Using food as the universally understood language, YOU ARE THE PEA, AND I AM THE CARROT is a picture book about how family members complement one another like a perfect recipe. In its review, School Library Journal had this to say: "a boy and girl reflect on a long list of foods that belong together: peas and carrots, macaroni and cheese, bread and butter, and extend the concept to themselves."

In A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR SANTA, Santa returns from delivering presents on Christmas Eve, wondering if anyone has left a present for him. He's delighted to find the perfect gift from Mrs. Claus in this cozy story that blends traditional religious and popular symbols of the holiday season.

(Co-agent: Betsy Amster)


YOU ARE THE PEA, AND I AM THE CARROT  (Abrams; Pascal Lemaitre, illustrator)

A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR SANTA  (Zonderkidz; Ag Jatkowska, illustrator)