Danish rights to This One Summer sold to Høst & Søn!

This One Summer_coverWe are very happy to announce that Høst & Søn, an imprint of Rosinante & Co, has acquired Danish rights to the critically acclaimed graphic novel This One Summer (First Second/Macmillan 2014), written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki.Among other authors published by Høst & Søn are Neil Gaiman and John Green.

This One Summer is the first graphic novel to be named a Caldecott Honor Book and Michael L. Printz Honor Book. The vibrant, sharp and page-turning coming-of-age story has been praised by critics around the U.S and received starred reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews and BCCB.

Rights have been sold in Chinese (simplified), French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil) and Spanish. Contact the Elina Ahlback Literary Agency for rights in Finnish, Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian and Faroese!

Praise for This One Summer:

”This book is poignant and melancholy, and it will be swiftly recognizable to those who only recently hovered at the cusp of adolesence.”
BCCB, starred review

”This captivating graphic novel presents a fully realized picture of a particular time in a young girl’s life, an in-between summer filled with yearning and a sense of ephemerality.”
School Library Journal, starred review

”A summer of family drama, secrets and change in a small beach town . . . Keenly observed and gorgeously illustrated – a triumph.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

”With a light touch, the Tamakis capture the struggle of growing up in a patchwork of summer moments . . . Wistful, touching, and perfectly bittersweet.”
Booklist, starred review

About This One Summer:

Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It’s their getaway, their refuge. Rosie’s friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose’s mom and dad won’t stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. One of the local teens – just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy – is caught up in something bad… Something life threatening. It’s a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it’s a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

This One Summer is a tremendously exciting new teen graphic novel from two creators with true literary clout. Cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, the team behind Skim, have collaborated on this gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story about a girl on the cusp of childhood – a story of renewal and revelation.

For Nordic rights contact: info@ahlbackagency.com