Children`s Highlights Frankfurt Book Fair 2015

Children’s
Highlights
Frankfurt
Book Fair
2015
Highlights
Welcome to our 2015 International Children’s Book Rights Highlights
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Contents
Roald Dahl 100
Young Readers Age 7-9
Age 8-12
Young Adult
Reissues
1
2
3-4
5-8
9
10
Agents
US Rights: Veronique Baxter; Georgia Glover; Anthony Goff (AG); Andrew Gordon (AMG); Lizzy
Kremer; Caroline Walsh; Alice Williams
Film & TV Rights: Nicky Lund; Georgina Ruffhead
Translation Rights
Alice Howe: alicehowe@davidhigham.co.uk
Direct: Brazil; France; Netherlands
Subagented: Germany; Italy
Emma Jamison: emmajamison@davidhigham.co.uk
Direct: Arabic; Croatia; Estonia; Greece; Israel; Latvia; Lithuania; Portugal; Scandinavia; Slovenia;
Spain and Spanish in Latin America; Ukraine
Sub-agented: Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Romania; Russia; Slovakia; Turkey
Emily Randle: emilyrandle@davidhigham.co.uk
Direct: Afrikaans; all Indian languages; Vietnam; Wales; plus miscellaneous requests
Sub-agented: China; Bulgaria; Indonesia; Japan; Korea; Serbia; Taiwan; Thailand
Camilla Dubini: camilladubini@davidhigham.co.uk
International Audio Rights
Contact
t: +44 (0)20 7434 5900
f: +44 (0)20 7437 1072
www.davidhigham.co.uk
Roald Dahl 100
2016 is the year we celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl.
‘Tremendous things are in store for you! Many wonderful surprises await you!’
In 2014 we celebrated 50 years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and in
2015, it is the 35th year of The Twits. In July 2015, Penguin Random House created
the first ever Roald Dahl gaming app, ‘Twit or Miss’ to mark the occasion. In
2016 we shall see the biggest celebration of all for Roald Dahl’s centenary
year, with a timeline of exciting activity throughout the year: a new BFG film,
directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Mark Rylance, will be released in
July 2016. Cardiff is set for a big adventure and has been named the ‘City
of the Unexpected’ involving theatre, art and performance, with Quentin
Blake unveiling an exhibition of illustrations especially for World Book Day.
Furthermore, the centenary year will see celebrations of the ‘world’s greatest
storyteller’ in all corners of the globe, providing strong publication opportunities
in all territories and potential to build on Dahl’s huge international success to date.
Dahl fans must wonder where his inspiration for his magical stories comes from, and in 2016 John Murray
will publish something that may just reveal the secret. From his first painfully scribbled note home at
boarding school until his death 64 years later, Roald Dahl was a prolific letter writer. From the tens of
thousands of letters he left behind, John Murray have collated his opinions, advice, anecdotes and
confessions in Letters from Roald Dahl, which will be edited by Dahl’s critically acclaimed biographer
Donald Sturrock and published in September 2016.
Born on 13th September 1916 in Cardiff, Wales to Norwegian parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air
Force during World War II, in which he became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of
acting wing commander. He rose to prominence in the 1940s with works for both children and adults
and became one of the world’s best-selling authors. He has been referred to as ‘one of the greatest
storytellers for children of the 20th century’.
Dahl’s short stories are known for their unexpected endings and his children’s books for their unsentimental,
often very dark humour. His published works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, George’s Marvellous Medicine, Esio Trot and
The BFG, all of which have been adapted for film or television.
V hlavných
úlohách
Dahl • Relatos de lo inesperado
personalísima obra de Roald Dahl es cada vez más conocida y apreciaen España. Relatos de lo inesperado es quizá su libro más universalmente
oso, en el que demuestra de forma plena la afirmación: «La mente
Roald Dahl es inequívocamente malévola y perversa» (The WashingPost). En efecto, el autor despliega de manera magistral su mortífero
enio y su macabro sentido del humor a lo largo de estos cuentos,
matados con desenlaces tan imprevistos como certeros. Este libro dio
r a una célebre serie televisiva cuyos episodios estaban presentados
el propio Roald Dahl.
n narrador en la tradición de Poe y Hawthorne. Dahl comparte la
estría de los grandes escritores del pasado con respecto a la trama
s personajes, unida a una ferocidad y un retorcimiento típicamente
os» (Los Angeles Times).
rý dym
hustý mod
omamná aró
ohnivé iskry
ma
KNIŽNÍ KLUB
Juro
Relatos
de lo inesperado
Jurov
zázračný liek
Jurova starká je ufrflaná zošúverená babizňa,
a jeho
ktorá má vo zvyku nielen jedávať odporné veci,
ale sa aj odporne správa k svojmu vnukovi. Keď
starká
tú jej mrzutosť navždy vylieči. Namieša jej veľmi
zvláštnu medicínu, ktorá je rovnako odpudzujúca
ako ona sama, a ktorá má… šokujúci účinok!
Príbeh o smelom chlapcovi, vyrozprávaný s poriadnou dávkou dahlovského čierneho humoru, skvelo
dopĺňajú vtipné ilustrácie Quentina Blaka.
ISBN 978-80-8133-04 1-4
www.enigma.sk
www.roalddahl.com
anny má svého tatínka nadevše rád, ale hluboce
ho zasáhne, když se dozví, že otec je na štíru
se zákonem. I dospělí někdy porušují pravidla,
ale Danny je hluboce přesvědčen, že tatínek
je laskavý, dobrý a chytrý člověk, který má
spoustu úžasných nápadů. A tak spolu s ním
vymyslí neuvěřitelně smělý
a nebezpečný plán!
to už Juro s ňou nemôže vydržať, rozhodne sa, že
Jurov zázračný liek
JUROV ZÁZRAČNÝ LIEK
ld Dahl (1916-1990) es un autor justamente famoso por su extraordinario
nio, su destreza narrativa, su dominio del humor negro y su inagotable
acidad de sorpresa, que llevaron a Alfred Hitchcock a adaptar para la tesión muchos de sus relatos. En Anagrama se han publicado Mi tío Oswald,
ran cambiazo (Gran Premio del Humor Negro), Historias extraordinarias,
tos de lo inesperado, Dos fábulas y Puchero de rimas. En otra faceta, Roald
l goza de una extraordinaria popularidad como autor de libros para niños.
Věděli jste, že desetina autorských honorářů z prodeje
této knihy je věnována dobročinným společnostem Roalda
Dahla? Více o tom uvnitř knihy.
www.roalddahl.com
w.roalddahl.com
w.anagrama-ed.es
nagramaEditor
w.facebook.com/AnagramaEditorial
esperado.indd 1
www.euromedia.cz
82
9 788433 920867
10 % z autorských práv na túto knihu nadácie Roalda Dahla
venujú na dobročinné účely. Podrobnosti nájdete v knihe.
Ilustroval Quentin Blake
ENIGMA
ENIGMA
30/04/15 09:57
청소년, 세상을 날다
로알드 달의
Matilda Wormwood
아주 철학적인 하루
- 열여섯 살 소년, 철학 모험을 떠나다
피에르 Y. 부르딜 지음 | 이주희 옮김 | 11,000원
부모님, 선생님, 그리고 책이
가르쳐주는 대로, 혹은 텔레
비전 프로그램이나 친구들을
따라서 생각 없이 살아가고
꺼내 발코니에서 떨어뜨렸다.
산들바람이 지폐를 받더니 파크 레인 방향으로 가는
보도 쪽으로 날렸다.
헨리는 가만히 서서 지켜보았다. 지폐는 공중에서 팔
있지 않느냐고 질문한다. 그
랑팔랑 흔들리며 방향을 틀더니 결국 거리 반대쪽 노인
리고 누구에게나 불현듯 찾
의 바로 앞에 떨어졌다. 노인은 다 해진 긴 갈색 코트와
않는 순간’을 놓치지 말고 마음껏 즐기고 고민하기를 권
다. 그의 얼굴을 지나치며 팔랑이는 지폐를 본 노인은
비롯해 세상에 살아 숨 쉬는 모든 것들에 대한 애정과
걸음을 멈추고 그것을 집어 들었다. 그는 지폐를 양손으
의미를 찾아가는 과정이 얼마나 즐거운 일인지 자연스
로 잡고 뚫어지게 응시했다. 뒤집어 보기도 했다. 그러
럽게 느낄 수 있다.
일을 시작했다. 제2차 세계대전에서 영국 공군의 전
투기 조종사로 참전했다가 ‘머리에 기념비적인 강타’
를 맞은 뒤 글을 쓰기 시작했다. 로알드 달은 세계에
서 가장 유명한 작가들 가운데 하나로 꼽힌다. 1983년
로알드 달 지음·김세미 옮김
에 휘트브래드 상을 수상한《마녀를 잡아라》,《제임
Matilda
가락》,《찰리와 거대한 유리 엘리베이터》,《멋진 여
우 씨》,《마틸다》,《멍청씨 부부 이야기》,《내 친구
Frøken Trunchbull
er den grufulle rektoren som synes
elevene er ufyselige larver.
꼬마 거인》을 비롯한 그의 책들을 전 세계 사람들이
읽고 있다. 로알드 달은 1990년 74세의 나이로 세상을
떠났다.
옮긴이
“이봐요!” 헨리가 한 손을 동그랗게 모아 입가로 가져
김세미
이화여대 정치외교학과를 졸업했고《지킬 박사와 하
다 대고 외쳤다.
이드》,《크리스마스 캐럴》,《죽음 앞에서의 교훈》,
“그거 가져요! 선물입니다!”
《목소리 섬》,《필경사 바틀비》등을 우리말로 옮겼
<백만장자의 눈> 중에서
다양한 나라에 사는 아이들
의 생활 모습을 통해 세상을
알아가고, 세상을 바라보는
시야를 넓혀주는 책이다. 지
구촌이라는 하나의 커다란
다. 번역 오류 지적을 비롯해 전하고 싶은 말이 있는
로알드 달 지음
김세미 옮김
앙헬 부르가스 글 | 이그나시 블란치 그림 | 배상희 옮김 | 11,000원
로알드 달 Roald Dahl
에서 교육을 받은 후 아프리카에 있는 석유 회사에서
스와 슈퍼 복숭아》,《찰리와 초콜릿 공장》,《요술 손
더니 고개를 들어 위를 보았다.
- 세상을 바꾸는 작은 이야기
지은이
로알드 달은 1916년 웨일스에서 태어났다. 그는 영국
후줄근한 모자를 걸치고 혼자서 천천히 걸어가고 있었
유하고 있다.《아주 철학적인 하루》를 읽다 보면 자신을
지구촌 아이들
er en genial jente med
verdens dummeste foreldre.
Matilda
아오는 ‘진리가 산산이 조각나고 습관이 받아들여지지
로알드 달의
이 책은 청소년 독자들에게
헨리는 돈뭉치에서 20파운드짜리 지폐 한 장을
독자와는 samiam@hanmail.net으로 교감할 수 있기
를 바라고 있다.
Matilda
Men
viser
alle de grusomme voksne at selv om hun bare er liten,
har hun noen svært vIrknIngsfulle og spesIelle krefter …
세상에서 세계의 모든 사람
들과 함께 어울려 살아가고
www.roalddahl.com
✽ 이 책의 인세는 로알드 달 자선단체에 기부됩니다.
자세한 내용은 책 안쪽 페이지를 참조하세요.
ISBN 978-89-94449-48-7
10 prosent av forfatterens royalty for salget av denne boka går til veldedige formål støttet av
The Roald Dahl Foundation. www.roalddahl.com
일러스트·박혜림
값 11,000원
더 큰 사람으로, 다른 사람을 배려하고 세상을 사랑할
수 있는 사람으로 성장할 수 있도록 도와준다.
I l l u s t r e r t av Q u e n t I n B l a k e
Roald Dahl Centenary
1
We Are Not Frogs
Michael Morpurgo
Young Readers
A warm and witty story about frogs, toads, two children
and a dog called Mutt for very young readers.
UK & US: Barrington Stoke – 2nd
February 2016
UK Editor: Emma Baker
Translation Rights: DHA
Film/TV Rights: Berlin Associates
(Marc Berlin)
Additional Info:
Extent - 32 pages
Illustrations - YES (Full colour by Sam
Usher)
Material Available - Full colour
illustrated page proofs
All Titles and Previous Publishers
Subagents:
Chinese - Bardon Media Agency
Japanese - Tuttle-Mori
Russian - Synopsis Agency
This is a gorgeous, light-hearted story about two children, a
shaggy dog and a bucketful of mischievous frogs plus their
toady sidekicks who are most definitely ‘Not Frogs’. The children
try to gather up all the frogs, but their jumpiness and the
shaggy dog’s exuberance mean that soon frogs and toads are
scattered all over the garden, even though ‘toads don’t jump
– not if we can help it anyway’. Counting games and activities
run alongside the story – inspired by the children’s struggle to
re-count the 22 escaped frogs and toads. Sam Usher’s artwork
will give a warm and witty, classic yet contemporary look to the
text.
Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s best-loved writers for
children and has won many prizes including the Smarties Prize,
The Writers Guild Award and the Blue Peter Book Award for his
novel Private Peaceful, which has also had two successful runs
as a play.
He is the author of War Horse, which was adapted into a box
office success by Steven Spielberg. From 2003-2005 he was the
Children’s Laureate, a role which took him all over the UK to
promote literacy and reading.
Michael’s lastest novel, Listen to the Moon, a First World War
novel about the sinking of the Lusitania, was published to critical
acclaim and was shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book of
the Year Award. All rights held by HarperCollins.
Praise for Michael Morpurgo:
‘Confirm[s] Morpurgo as one of the most confident and
accomplished writers for children today.’ - The Scotsman (on
Kensuke’s Kingdom)
‘Deceptively simple, this is a story of epic proportions.’
- Guardian (on The Butterfly Lion)
‘A poignant, life-affirming story from a master.’ - Kirkus starred
review (on Listen To The Moon)
‘A great storyteller.’ – The Sunday Times
Young Readers
2
The School Ship Tobermory
Alexander McCall Smith
Age 7-9
A High School on the High Seas!
Follow the exploits of the children who go to a most unusual
school - the sail-powered training ship Tobermory. When a film
crew arrives in Tobermory Bay, Ben and Fee are invited to be
extras. But their suspicions are soon aroused - is the film crew
genuine, or are they up to something sinister? Ben and Fee and
their friends discover the truth when they uncover a dastardly
plan to illegally trap wild ocean creatures masterminded by an
unscrupulous businessman...
UK: Birlinn - 15th October 2015
UK Editor: Neville Moir
US Rights: TBC
US Editor: Beverley Horowitz
Translation Rights: DHA
Film/TV Rights: DHA (GR)
Alexander McCall Smith is the best-selling author of The No 1
Ladies’ Detective Agency and over thirty books for children.
He is a very keen sailor and has a house in Argyll on the shore of
a sea loch from where he can sail to Tobermory harbour. Every
year he takes a sailing trip around the Caribbean islands with
childhood friends.
Additional Info:
Extent - 250 pages
Illustrations - Yes (black and white by
Iain McIntosh)
Material Available - Final files
Praise for Alexander McCall Smith:
All Titles and Previous Publishers
Subagents:
Chinese - Andrew Nurnberg
Japanese - Tuttle-Mori
Russian - Synopsis Agency
‘These delightful children’s stories will transport readers to the
plains of Africa … sure to capture young readers.’ - School
Library Journal (on the Akimbo series)
‘Wise and charming.’ - New Statesman (on Good Dog Lion)
Age 7-9
3
Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer
Alexander McCall Smith
Age 7-9
One boy, one circus, four lions
Freddie Mole lives with his dad - a washing machine repair
man - and his younger siblings. His beloved mum is often away
for long periods as she works on ocean-going cruise ships, so
life isn’t always easy for Freddie. One day, his dad is called to
repair the washing machine at a circus that has come to town
and Freddie goes along to help.
UK: Bloomsbury - 7th April 2016
UK Editor: Natalie Hamilton/ Rachel
Boden
US Rights: Doubleday - TBC
US Editor: TBC
Translation Rights: DHA
Film/TV Rights: DHA (GR)
Additional Info:
Extent - 128 pages
Illustrations - YES (Black & white by
Kate Hindley)
Material Available - First page proofs
Through a stroke of luck, Freddie lands a holiday job cleaning
up and helping out at the circus. But before he knows it, he’s
invited to join the trapeze artists and finds himself performing
in front of a large and appreciative audience. It’s pretty hairraising, but Freddie does brilliantly. Then, when the lion tamer
suddenly leaves the show, Freddie is called in to take his
place and before he knows it, he’s Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer
extraordinaire!
Alexander McCall Smith is best-known as the author of the
internationally acclaimed No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
series but has also written more than thirty children’s books
including The Perfect Hamburger and the Akimbo series.
All Titles and Previous Publishers
Praise for Alexander McCall Smith:
Subagents:
Chinese - Andrew Nurnberg
Associates
Japanese - Tuttle-Mori
Russian - Synopsis Agency
‘These delightful children’s stories will transport readers to the
plains of Africa … sure to capture young readers.’ - School
Library Journal (on the Akimbo series)
‘Wise and charming.’ - New Statesman (on Good Dog Lion)
Age 7-9
4
Mel Foster and the Time Machine
Julia Golding
Age 8-12
A monstrously exciting adventure
When priceless art objects start disappearing from around
Europe – only to be replaced by pieces of fruit! – Queen Victoria
asks Mel Foster and the Monster Resistance team to investigate.
To compound the mystery, a hunchback called Quasimodo
le Petit turns up in the bear cage at London Zoo, carrying a
basket of fruit and a Fabergé egg last seen in the Tsar’s Palace
in St Petersburg. What can be afoot? And can the Monster
Resistance get to the bottom of it?
UK & US: Egmont - July 2016
UK Editor: Hannah Sandford
Translation Rights: DHA
Film/TV Rights: DHA (GR)
Additional Info:
Extent - 270 pages
Illustrations - NO
Material Available - Unedited
manuscript
A rip-roaring tale of adventure, perfect for fans of Chris Riddell’s
Goth Girl, chosen as the LoveReading4Kids book of the month
for August 2015.
Julia Golding is a multi-award winning writer for children and
young adults. Well over half a million of her books have been
sold worldwide in more than twenty different languages. A
former British diplomat and Oxfam policy adviser, she has now
published over thirty novels in genres ranging from historical
adventure to fantasy. Her first novel won the Waterstones
Children’s Book Prize and the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize.
All Titles and Previous Publishers
Subagents:
Chinese - Bardon Chinese Media
Japanese - Tuttle-Mori
Russian - Van Lear Agency
Praise for Julia Golding:
‘A great fun kids book… I want to be part of the gang!’ welovethisbook.com (on Mel Foster and the Demon Butler)
‘This book has it all! Monsters, ghosts, icebergs and a boy on the
Most Wanted list. Set in Victorian London, it has body doubles,
a weird kind of magic and an adventure waiting to happen!’
- Amy, age 10 for lovereading4kids.co.uk (on Mel Foster and
the Demon Butler)
‘Hugely enjoyable romp of a tale.’ - School Librarian (on the
Cat Royal series)
‘Rip-roaring
saga...thoroughly
entertaining...lively
and
absorbing.’ - The Times Educational Supplement (on the Cat
Royal series)
‘This is rollicking historical fiction at its best, a great read.’
Sunday Express (on the Cat Royal series)
Age 8-12
5
Henry and the Little Villains
Jenny Nimmo
Age 8-12
A new adventure from the world of the bestselling
Charlie Bone series
Henry Yewbeam has not grown since he was twisted through
time from 1916 into the present and found himself in the care of
his cousin, Charlie Bone. Three years have passed since then,
but it’s increasingly apparent that Henry is not growing…
UK: Egmont - June 2016
UK Editor: Sarah Hughes
US Rights: DHA (CW)
Translation Rights: DHA
Film/TV Rights: DHA (GR)
Additional Info:
Extent -TBC
Illustrations - NO
Material Available - Edited
manuscript
All Titles and Previous Publishers for
the Charlie Bone series
Subagents:
Chinese - Bardon Chinese Media
Japanese - Tuttle-Mori
Russian - Synopsis Agency
Henry is ushered into the care of the Little Villains, the last survivors
of the tiny folk who came out of the forest long ago. Along
with other lost time-travelling children, Henry lives in a mansion
outside a town called Timeless. With their magical forest potions
the capricious Little Villains can help Henry to grow and even
find his way back to life with Charlie. But their help is grudgingly
given. They take against Henry because of his cat, Enkidu: their
father, it seems, was killed by a cat called Beast, the companion
of the sinister Mayor who is on Henry’s trail. Somehow Henry
must gain the Villains’ trust – but who would have guessed that
Enkidu is the key to the breakthrough…
Jenny Nimmo was born in Windsor, Berkshire. On leaving school
she became a drama student and then taught English in Italy.
She joined the BBC and worked as a photographic researcher,
assistant floor manager and director/adaptor for children’s
programmes. The Charlie Bone series has been translated into
over 20 languages.
Praise for the Charlie Bone series:
‘Jenny Nimmo’s novels offer terrors and dangers, murderous
intentions and bitter battles between good and evil. The writing
has an engaging directness and warmth.’- The Telegraph
Age 8-12
6
Little Stars
Jacqueline Wilson
Age 8-12
The further adventures of Hetty Feather
Hetty Feather has begun a new chapter in her life story.
Escaping from Tanglefield’s Travelling Circus with her dearest
friend Diamond, Hetty is determined to find them positions as
glamorous music hall artistes.
UK: Doubleday - 8th October 2015
UK Editor: Kelly Hurst
US Rights: DHA (CW)
Translation Rights: DHA
Film/TV Rights: DHA (GR)
Additional Info:
Extent - 350 pages
Illustrations - YES (Black and white,
Nick Sharratt)
Material Available - Final files
Previous publishers for the Hetty
Feather series:
Chinese (Simplified) - China
Children’s Publishing Press
Czech - BB Art
French - Editions Gallimard
Indonesian - PT Gramedia Pustaka
Utama
Italian - Salani
Slovak - Slovart
Vietnamese - Nha Nam
Subagents:
Chinese - Bardon Chinese Media
Japanese - Tuttle-Mori
Russian - Synopsis Agency
Hetty and Diamond quickly become the Little Stars of Mrs
Ruby’s show, alongside many colourful acts – including an old
friend from Hetty’s past, Flirty Bertie. But the Cavalcade proves
a dangerous place, and Hetty must fight to protect her darling
Diamond, who longs for a normal childhood. Meanwhile, Hetty
struggles to understand her feelings for Bertie – and for Jem,
whom she has never forgotten.
Hetty dreams of a glittering future for herself and Diamond. The
bright lights of the London theatre world beckon – will Hetty
become a true star?
Starring a cast of wonderful characters, both old favourites and
new, this is the fifth fabulous Hetty Feather story.
Jacqueline Wilson is one of Britain’s bestselling authors, with more
than 35 million books sold. She has been honoured with many
prizes for her work including the Guardian Children’s Fiction
Award and the Children’s Book of the Year. Jacqueline is a
former Children’s Laureate, an honorary professor of children’s
literature and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame for services
to children’s literature. Hetty Feather has been touring as a hit
stage production and has been adapted as a television series
for the BBC, broadcast earlier this year.
Praise for Hetty Feather:
‘As easy to read as a lollipop is to suck - and yet taste(s)
bittersweet.’ - The Observer
‘The most compelling tale Jacqueline has told... realistic and
geniunely touching.’ - The Times
Age 8-12
7
Katy
Jacqueline Wilson
Age 8-12
Inspired by the children’s classic, What Katy Did,
Jacqueline WIlson reimagines a perennial favourite for
the 21st century
Katy lives with sister Clover, Dad, stepmum Izzie, stepsister Elsie
and three younger half siblings. She is tall and skinny and
harum-scarum, and she’s in and out of scrapes as she leads the
other kids on adventures, especially in the Secret Garden next
door. Katy’s relationship with Izzie and Elsie is tricky - she can’t
help feeling resentful of them and often lets it show.
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UK: Penguin Random House
Children’s Books - 30th July 2015
UK Editor: Alexandra Antscherl
US Rights: DHA (CW)
Translation Rights: DHA
Film/TV Rights: DHA (GR)
Rights Sold:
Czech - BB Art
Additional Info:
Extent - 480 pages
Illustrations - YES (Black & white, Nick
Sharratt chapter heads)
Material Available - Final files
Selected Previous Titles:
Four Children and It (2013)
Publishers for FOUR CHILDREN AND IT:
Czech - BB Art
Polish - Znak
Russian - Exmo
Turkish - Epsilon Yayincilik
When Katy argues with Izzie, she’s banned from going swimming
with the rest of the family. Instead, she sneaks into the Secret
Garden to play, and this time Katy’s recklessness gets her into
terrible trouble: the tree swing she’s made comes loose and
she falls, breaking her back. Now Katy is paralysed from the
waist down and for a long time she feels angry and upset,
especially with Izzie… How is Katy going to come to terms with
her disability? And will she ever feel truly like herself again?
Jacqueline Wilson is one of Britain’s bestselling authors, with more
than 35 million books sold. She has been honoured with many
prizes for her work including the Guardian Children’s Fiction
Award and the Children’s Book of the Year. Jacqueline is a
former Children’s Laureate, an honorary professor of children’s
literature and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame for services to
children’s literature.
Praise for Four Children and It:
‘Ingenious, heartwarming.’ - Sunday Times
‘A mouthwatering modern spin.’ - Daily Telegraph
Subagents:
Chinese - Bardon Chinese Media
Japanese - Tuttle-Mori
Russian - Synopsis Agency
Age 8-12
8
Paper Butterflies
Lisa Heathfield
YA
Stand By Me meets We Were Liars - a stunning breakout YA
novel from the author of Seed with a heartbreaking and
shocking twist
June’s life at home with her stepmother and stepsister is a dark
one – and a secret one. Not even her father knows about it. She
is trapped like a butterfly in a net.
But then June meets Blister, a boy in the woods. In him and his
big chaotic family, she recognises the tiniest glimmer of hope
that perhaps she can find a way to fly far, far away from home
and be free.
UK: Egmont - Summer 2016
UK Editor: Lindsey Heaven
US Rights: TBC
US Editor: TBC
Translation Rights: DHA
Film/TV Rights: DHA (NL)
Additional Info:
Extent - TBC
Illustrations - NO
Material Available - Unedited
manuscript
Rights Sold for Seed:
Czech - Alabtros
German - Carlsen
Italian - Newton Compton
Slovak - Albatros
Thai - Post Publishing Group
Because every creature in this world deserves their freedom...
But at what price?
Lisa Heathfield lives in Brighton with her husband and three
sons. Before becoming a mum, she was a secondary school
English teacher and loved inspiring teenagers to read. Paper
Butterflies is her second novel.
Praise for Seed:
‘A wonderful debut novel with a shocking conclusion.’
– Guardian
‘An absorbing treatment of an ever interesting subject.’ – Kirkus
‘Utterly chilling and absorbing ... a really powerful début.’
- The Bookseller
Subagents:
Chinese - Bardon Chinese Media
Japanese - Tuttle-Mori
Russian - Synopsis Agency
Young Adult
9
Tales From Watership Down
Richard Adams
Age 8-12
The enchanting sequel to Richard Adams’s bestselling
classic Watership Down, reissued by Oneworld this year
Adams returns to the vivid and distinctive world he created in
Watership Down, reacquainting readers with the characters
we know and love, including Fiver, Hazel, Bigwig, Dandelion
and the legendary rabbit hero El-ahrairah. These compelling
tales include all-new adventures, with the younger generation
of rabbits eager to find out about the heroic age that existed
before they were born.
UK: Oneworld - 1st October 2015
UK Editor: Juliet Mabey
US Rights: Random House - Knopf
Translation Rights: DHA
Film/TV Rights: DHA (GR)
Additional Info:
Extent - 256 pages
Illustrations - Yes (Full colour by John
Lawrence)
Material Available - Final files
All Titles and Previous Publishers
Subagents:
Chinese - Bardon Chinese Media
Japanese - Tuttle-Mori
Russian - Synopsis Agency
Enchanting us once again with stories of courage and survival,
the millions of readers who enjoyed Watership Down now have
the chance to re-enter this unique and spell-binding world.
Richard Adams is the author of nineteen books, including the
bestselling and award-winning Watership Down, his first book
(the illustrated edition of which was published by Oneworld
Modern Classics, 2014). Two of his books, Watership Down and
Shardik, were listed in the Sunday Times top 100 bestselling
books of the last forty years.
Praise for Tales from Watership Down:
‘Utterly captivating.’ – People
‘An exercise in enchantment ... Adams is a master of
characterisation and description – and his rabbit vocabulary
is priceless ... Tales from Watership Down is the sort of work
that can transport the reader to a parallel existence.’
– The Baltimore Sun
Reissues 10
SUB-AGENTS
Bulgaria: Nika Literary Agency
China: Andrew Nurnberg Associates / Bardon Chinese Media Agency
Czech and Slovak: Kristin Olson Literarni Agentura
Germany: Michael Meller Literary Agency
Hungary: Katai & Bolza
Indonesia: Maxima Creative Agency
Italy: Italian Literary Agency
Japan: The English Agency / Tuttle-Mori
Korea: Eric Yang Agency
Poland: Anna Jarota Agency
Romania: Simona Kessler Agency
Russia: Van Lear Agency
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Richard Adams
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Lisa Heathfield
Alexander McCall Smith
Michael Morgpurgo
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