Thursday, February 02, 2012

Press Release: Puffin sign up for two more WEREWORLD novels


John Jarrold Literary Agency is excited to announce Puffin’s acquisition of two further fantasy novels in the 11+ Wereworld series by British author and artist Curtis Jobling. Shannon Park, Editorial Director at Puffin secured world rights for the books from the John Jarrold Literary Agency, for an undisclosed five-figure sum. The novels are both due for publication in 2013.

The first volume in the series was published in January 2011 and shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize. Its immediate success has led to Puffin moving the second volume from early 2012 to the summer of 2011, with two further volumes following in 2012. Curtis has just completed a UK publicity tour for book three, Wereworld: Shadow of the Hawk, in which he spoke to 2,500 students.

Curtis Jobling designed the Bafta winning BOB THE BUILDER and is also the creator of FRANKENSTEIN’S CAT, the BBC's hit children’s animation series based upon his book of the same name. In addition he has numerous shows in development with Disney, the BBC and others. His website is at:

For further details, please contact John Jarrold or Jayde Lynch on:
John Jarrold - email: phone: 01522 510544
Jayde Lynch - email: phone: 020 7010 3072
Rights: Zosia Knopp – email: phone 020 7010 3113


As you might imagine, I'm pretty thrilled to know that Puffin have picked up what will be the final two books in young werewolf Drew Ferran's epic adventure. The Shadow of the Hawk tour was a tremendous success, as mentioned above, and a huge debt of thanks goes out to Jayde, Julia and Rachel, my chaperones from Puffin who looked after me on my travels.

February looks like it's going to be a very busy month. Lots of school visits and talks sandwiched either side of the kids' half term holidays, plus my annual pilgrimage to the Animex Animation Festival, where I'll be holding a talk on breaking into animation from the ground up.

It's also worth my mentioning that finally the splendid folk at Penguin have released the RAA RAA THE NOISY LION books into the wild. They look glorious, great work all round. Perhaps folk will stop asking me at Wereworld signings where they can get their Raa Raa books now! ;-)

Bada Bling!