Orion Children's Books have announced the acquisition of PREDATOR, a full colour non-fiction guide to the survival of the fittest and most deadly, together with a quartet of debut novels for 9-12 years old by CBBC wildlife expert and adventurer, Steve Backshall. The deal for world rights in all books was struck  between Fiona Kennedy, Publisher, Orion Children's Books  and Julian Alexander at LAW.

PREDATOR will be published for Christmas 2011, with the first novel to follow in summer 2012.

Steve Backshall is the fearless presenter of the BBC kid's series 'Deadly 60' and 'Live and Deadly'.

Steve's official website is www.stevebackshall.com

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