Macmillan Acquisitions

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RETURN TO MUDDLE EARTH: After eight years and 150,000 copies, Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell have signed a deal with Macmillan Children's Books to revisit their comic fantasy, MUDDLE EARTH. Fiction Publishing Director Rebecca McNally acquired world rights from agent Philippa Milnes-Smith. The book will be published in October 2010. An animated series has been commissioned by CBBC for broadcast in 2010. McNally said 'I'm thrilled that we've persuaded Paul and Chris to don their comedy hats and return to the epically stinky world of Muddle Earth. It's time to unleash their brilliantly distinctive, boy-friendly, deranged comic fantasy on the world once more - I for one can't wait'

MCB has acquired three more books by CHANGELING author Steve Feasey from Catherine Pellegrino at RCW: books Four and Five in the Changeling strand, together with the launch title of a new series. Marketing Director Joanne Owen said, 'Steve's unique style of super-cool paranormal thriller - with a teenage werewolf at its heart - has already proved a roaring success and we're immensely excited about taking Changeling to even greater levels through 2010, and beyond, with a series of major consumer campaigns with real brand-building bite.'

Samantha Swinnerton and Rebecca McNally at MCB have acquired two books by debut author Sita Brahmachari. ARTICHOKE HEARTS is a novel about family, friends and losing someone you love. 'Sita has that rare gift for making you feel that her characters are your best friends - this is an incredibly touching, first-person, real-world novel, with a gloriously diverse London as its backdrop. I think she's going to be a very exciting and important writer,' said Publishing Director, Rebecca McNally. Brahmachari is a playwright, arts education practitioner and mother of three. Macmillan acquired world rights from Sophie Gorell Barnes at MBA.

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