Following a parting of the ways between Cornelia Funke and Chicken House, the Reckless sequence will now be completed by Pushkin Press, The Bookseller has announced:
Pushkin, which now has the UK and Commonwealth rights to the series, will republish the first two installments in the series, Reckless I: The Petrified Flesh and Reckless ll: Living Shadows, in paperback in September (r.r.p. £7.99). The first book will be published in a revised form, and both books will appear for the first time with the title they had in their original German editions and with new covers.
Pushkin will then publish the third volume, Reckless III: The Golden Yarn, in November for the first time in hardback (£12.99).
Funke said in a statement: “Had I been asked to write the most perfect UK publishing home for my Reckless series the result would probably be a mirror image of Pushkin Press. As a writer and reader I have been admiring the exquisite list of authors and as an illustrator their beautiful book design. So when Adam Freudenheim contacted me it felt as if I had been invited to an enchanted house I had admired from afar. I can’t wait to see my books on its shelves.”