Penguin Random House Children’s is delighted to be publishing Tom Fletcher’s brilliant new middle-grade novel The Creakers this autumn, following the enormous success of The Christmasaurus in 2016. Fiction Editorial Director Natalie Doherty acquired the world rights for two novels from Stephanie Thwaites at Curtis Brown, with The Creakers being published on 5 October 2017.
The Christmasaurus was the biggest middle-grade debut of last year. It reached #2 in the children’s chart, held-off the top position by JK Rowling and has been shortlisted for Children’s Book of the Year at The British Book Awards. Rights have been sold in 12 territories including the US, Germany, Spain and France. The Christmasaurus will be brought to the stage in a series of sell-out shows for Christmas 2017.