Pushkin Press is an established publisher with an impressive list of awarded adult and children’s titles. Pushkin Children had titles shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Books Prize the last four years in a row and this year won the Prize’s Older Readers category. This year they also had Dutch bestseller Lampie by Annet Schaap shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal – the first time a book in translation has ever been shortlisted for the UK’s most prestigious children’s book prize.
According to publisher Adam Freudenheim, Frantz’s book “has wonderful echoes of classic children’s books like The Secret Garden and yet is also undoubtedly very modern at the same time”, which will make it a perfect addition to Pushkin Children’s list.
Raspberry Hill was the first children’s book by Frantz, and an immediate success: not only it was received with an overwhelming enthusiasm by the small readers, it was also awarded the prestigious Runeberg Junior Prize in 2019. Frantz is otherwise known for her bestselling and award-winning crime series, focusing on the life of police investigator Anna Glad.
Pushkin Press has also recently published hilarious children’s verse book The Secret Life of Farts written by Malin Klingenberg and illustrated by Sanna Mander, and also represented by HLA. Frantz’s Raspberry Hill has previously been sold to Bulgaria.
Congratulations to the author and all the lucky readers and future fans of Raspberry Hill!