I am thrilled to announce a three-book deal for SCBWI-British Isles Undiscovered Voices winner Claire Fayers’ debut — THE VOYAGE TO MAGICAL NORTH. This book is a rip-roaring middle grade fantasy adventure, reminiscent of the classic storytelling of Diana Wynne Jones, but with the humour of Jasper Fforde. With a cast of funny and engaging characters, it’s everything I always want in a MG book. Plus, it has pirates, magicians, invisible bears and man-eating penguins! How could I not fall in love?
Claire has found a fantastic home at Macmillan in the US and UK — they blew us out of the water (excuse the pun) with their enthusiasm during a heated auction. I can’t wait for you all to get to meet Brine, Peter and the eccentric crew of the pirate ship Onion!
Please go congratulate Claire on Twitter.
Children's: Middle grade
Claire Fayers' debut THE VOYAGE TO MAGICAL NORTH, when seeking her lost parents, twelve-year-old Brine Seaborne joins a pirate ship on a perilous adventure through ghost-infested storms and oceans teeming with man-eating penguins, all to find the magical top of world, to Noa Wheeler at Holt Children's and Rachel Kellehar at Macmillan Children's UK, at auction, in a three book deal, by Gemma Cooper of the Bent Agency (World English)