In a hotly contested auction Nosy Crow has acquired world publishing rights in all languages in My Brother is a Superhero and its sequel by screenwriter David Solomons, whose credits include the film adaptation of the E. Nesbitt children’s classic, Five Children and It. Since Nosy Crow acquired rights in the titles, it has accepted a substantial pre-emptive offer for North American publishing rights from Viking Children’s Books, part of the Penguin Random House Group.
Kate Wilson says: “We are hugely proud to have won these books for the Nosy Crow list, particularly in the face of stiff competition from much bigger publishers. At Nosy Crow, we don’t decide to go all-out for many books – it can be the most enormous expenditure of time and energy for an uncertain outcome – but David’s comedy, great voice and nifty plotting united us in our enthusiasm, and we really look forward to communicating that enthusiasm to customers and readers.”
Both Nosy Crow and Viking Children’s Books plan to publish My Brother is a Superhero in the summer of 2015.