Ruby’s Secret by Vuokko Hurme sold to Italy

The beginning of summer saw a surge of children’s books sales! While still waiting for the outcome of offers in Italy and Poland for Eva Frantz’s spooky stories for the middle grade readers, we closed another lovely deal: Ruby’s Secret, the first book in Vuokko Hurme’s newest four-part series the Hues, has been sold to Italy.

The publisher of Hurme’s books will be MIMebù, a new children’s imprint in Mimesis Group based in Milan.

As all the imprints within the group, MIMebù advocates for free and independent thinking and is determined to publish books that would intrigue and entertain their young readers, as well as encourage them to think.

Ruby’s Secret (2020) is the first instalment in the four-part series about The Hues family, followed by The Many-Coloured Mansion (2021); The Shadow Guest (2022) and The Danger in the Spa of Colours (2022).

This is the first foreign rights sale for the series.

Congratulations to the author!