A&U to publish Rodda’s new junior fiction series
Allen & Unwin (A&U) has acquired a new three-book junior fiction series by Emily Rodda.
The Monty’s Island series, which is illustrated by Lucinda Gifford, is aimed at children aged six-to-eight and follows a boy who lives on an island in a magical sea, and features a cast of human and animal characters who work together to ‘keep their island safe and happy’.
A&U children’s and YA books publishing director Eva Mills said: ‘I am a long-time fan of Emily Rodda’s, and am thrilled to be working with her for the first time. I love so much about Monty’s Island—the delightful characters, the appealing setting, the quirky storylines, and the potential for many more stories set in the same world. And I can’t think of a better illustrator than the wonderful Lucinda Gifford to bring Emily creation to life.’
A&U will publish the first book in the series in April 2020.