Egmont Publishing has signed award-winning illustrator, Alex T Smith, to illustrate a sumptuous new edition of the classic tale of The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
Publishing in hardback with an RRP of £10.99 this September, in time for Christmas, this edition will feature a beautiful cover jacket, and illustrations throughout.
Alex T Smith commented: “I’m delighted to be working with Egmont on such an exciting and special project. The Hundred and One Dalmatians is one of my very favourite books, so to be asked to reimagine it for a new generation of readers is an incredible honour. I can’t wait for everyone to meet Cruella again – and hopefully go dotty over all those puppies!”
Melissa Fairley, Publishing Director, Egmont Publishing, said of the project: “Alex T Smith is the perfect choice for this new edition of Dodie Smith’s endearing classic. We knew how much he loved the book from his tweets, and with his amazing ability and love of drawing dogs he comes to this project with a real passion, successfully elevating this timeless tale to new heights. Children and adults alike will adore his extremely opulent, yet sinister portrayal of Cruella de Vil; contrasted beautifully with his loveable and mischievous Dalmatian puppies.”
Alex T Smith created the hugely successful Claude series which has been published in 16 languages, sold 65,000 copies in the UK alone and is being developed into a TV series.