Some exciting news today! Netflix is beginning work on a feature-length animated musical adaptation of Molly Knox Ostertag’s WITCH BOY graphic novel series (published by Scholastic Graphix in the USA and by Kinaye in France). Here’s the announcement on Deadline. And the other two titles in the series. Can’t wait!
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing last month of one of our long-time clients, Martin Shepherd, publisher of The Permanent Press. Goodbye, Marty. You will be missed. Read more here.
Publishers Weekly has just published a selection of the favorite children’s and YA books of publishing professionals, and four of our clients’ titles are on the list! One is from the Scholastic Graphix list: And three are from First Second:
For those of you who weren’t able to log on to the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Frankfurt Webinar on the afternoon of the 13th of October, here is the link to watch it. (The graphic novels section is the first twenty or so minutes.)
The moving graphic novel by Nick Abadzis about the first dog in space (First Second) is being adapted for XR format by Asif Kapadia. Read the announcement here.
In the run-up to Frankfurt, Kate McCormack, Rights and Contracts Manager at University of Queensland Press is interviewed for the Think Australian newsletter. You can read the interview and meet Kate here.
The Guardian has given THE NIGHT COUNTRY a fantastic review: “Albert’s legion of fans will relish her return to the bloody, terrifying, seductive world of her debut and inventive brilliance of her storytelling.” Imogen Russell-Williams, The Guardian Bravo!
Warmest wishes for the New Year from all of us here in Paris.
The First Day Cover of the Australian Post’s tribute to Children’s Literature has just arrived (thanks, Leigh!). We can’t think of a better way to honor children’s authors!
Melissa Lucashenko’s TOO MUCH LIP (UQP) is one of the six finalists for the 2019 Stella Prize for extraordinary books by Australian women! The judges’ report says: Too Much Lip is a fearless, searing and unvarnished portrait of generational trauma cut through with acerbic humour. A family drama a hundred years in the making unfolds in…