The summer started off fantastically for our children’s authors: only a few days after closing the deal in Italy for Vuokko Hurme’s The Hues series, we are thrilled to announce three more deals!
The deals in question will be enjoyed by Eva Frantz, the author of spooky mystery books for the middle grade readers. Her newest novel The Mystery of Helmersbruk Manor has now been sold to Edizioni EL in Italy and Widnokrąg in Poland. Widnokrąg additionally acquired the Polish rights for Frantz’s previous children’s novel, Queen of the Night.
The Polish rights were sold in auction, handled by our partner Book/Lab Agency.
Widnokrąg is an esteemed children’s publisher, established in 2011. It focuses on quality stories for children and has, among others, been nominated for the London Book Fair’s International Excellence Award in 2017. It is the publisher of Timo Parvela, Kaisa Happonen, Anja Portin and many others.
Edizioni EL is a well-known publishing house specialised in books for children aged 0 to nineteen, and the home of the most important works by Gianni Rodari, the only Italian author ever to be granted the international Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Eva Frantz’s children’s novels have been previously sold to the English World, Denmark, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Russia and Spain.
Congratulations to the authors!