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Fremantle sells ‘Antarctica’ picture book to US

Fremantle Press has sold US rights to Moira Court’s forthcoming picture book Antarctica to Massachusetts-based children’s publisher Charlesbridge.

‘Charlesbridge’s roots are in nature nonfiction, which is what attracted them to Antarctica,’ said Fremantle CEO Jane Fraser. ‘Their associate editor saw the book featured in the Think Australian catalogue when she was at the Bologna Book Fair, picked up a copy and took it back to the US. They wasted no time in making an offer.’

Antarctica introduces facts about the continent’s wildlife and topography in the format of a counting book. Court’s illustrations are created by hand, using layered wood block prints, screen prints and collage.

Antarctica will be published in Australia in November 2019.



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