We are very happy to announce that Lithuanian publisher Aukso pieva has now acquired the rights for THE ISLAND OF LOST ANIMALS by Pasi Pitkänen.
The captivating picture book is a vibrant adventure story with illustrations for young readers and fans of The Jungle Book, Tarzan and Where the Wild Things Are.
Previously, the title was acquired by Hunan Juvenile and Children’s Publishing House in China, all other international rights are still available!
We also cannot be happier to also announce that MARESI by Maria Turtschaninoff has now been sold to 25 territories!
The Albanian rights were now bought by Dritan. Rights were also recently acquired in Azerbaijan by Alatoran and Bulgaria by Izida.
This bestselling YA title has sold to already 25 territories, but the rights are still available in Russia, Czech Republic, Greece, Lithuania, Slovenia, Japan, Portugal, Croatia and in many other countries. See the rights sold list on the right.
MARESI is the first title in The Red Abbey Chronicles and an international feature film is under development by Film4/The Bureau.
MARESI RED MANTLE, book 3 in the trilogy, was awarded earlier this month the 2020 Global Literature in Libraries Translated Book Prize, as the best translated book of the year!
FILI TRANSLATION GRANTS REMINDER!
Don’t forget to apply for FILI translation grants this week before Friday 1st of May 23:59.
FILI Translation grant can cover 50-70% of your translation costs from Finnish.
All applications that meet the grant criteria are guaranteed at least 50% grant towards translation costs. Picture books can also get a grant up to 1000€ towards their printing cost.
Read more and apply here.
See all of our Spring 2020 Children’s titles here
THE ISLAND OF LOST ANIMALS
by Pasi Pitkänen
Mathias takes his little sister Jenny to the circus for her birthday. Jenny adores lions; she has dressed up in a lion costume for the occasion and is invited in to the circus ring to pet a lion cub. Suddenly, a monstrous creature bursts through the roof of the circus tent, seizing the lion cub and Jenny!
Mathias and the lion cub’s dad set off on a rescue mission, far across the sea to a mysterious jungle island that is home to weird and wonderful creatures. But can Jenny and the lion cub be there too? And why are the island’s inhabitants so peculiar?
A captivating, vibrant adventure story with illustrations for young readers and fans of The Jungle Book, Tarzan and Where the Wild Things Are.
THE RED ABBEY CHRONICLES
by Maria Turtschaninoff
The Red Abbey is a refuge for women and girls, where everyone pursues their own areas of interest. Maresi prefers to spend her time reading and learning.
Everything changes when the frightened Jai arrives on the island. She has seen her sister get buried alive for speaking to a young man, and her father and a crew of thugs are after her. Maresi and her friends have to fight to defend both Jai and their community.
THE ISLAND OF LOST ANIMALS
FINLAND: WSOY (orig.)
CHINA:Hunan Juvenile and Children’s Publishing House
LITHUANIA: Aukso pieva
RED ABBEY CHRONICLES
Rights sold or the series:
Original publisher: FINLAND, Schildts & Söderströms (Book 1)
Original publisher: FINLAND, Förlaget (Books 2-3)
ALBANIA: Dritan (Book 1)
AZERBAIJAN: Alatoran (Book 1)
BELGIUM, Clavis (Book 1-2)
BRAZIL, Morro Branco (Books 1-3)
BULGARIA, Izida (Books 1-3)
CANADA (French), Editions de la Bagnole (Book 1)
CHINA (Simplified), Shanghai 99 (Books 1-3)
DENMARK, Turbine (Book 1)
ESTONIA, Varrak (Book 1-2)
FINLAND, Tammi (Books 1-2)
FRANCE, Rageot (Books 1-2)
GERMANY, Random House/Heyne (Book 1)
HUNGARY, Scolar (Books 1-3)
ITALY, Atmosphere Libri (Books 1-3)
LATVIA, Petergailis (Book 1-2)
NETHERLANDS, Clavis (Book 1-2)
NORWAY, Gursli Berg Forlag (Books 1-3)
POLAND, Wydawnictwo Debit (Books 1-3)
WORLD SPANISH, Penguin Random House/Alfaguara (Book 1)
SWEDEN, Berghs (Books 1-2)
TURKEY, Altın Kitaplar (Book 1)
UNITED KINGDOM, Pushkin Press (Books 1-3)
UNITED STATES, Abrams (Books 1-3)