Andersen Press is set to publish the winners of this year’s US Caldecott and Newbery medals, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat and The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
The Crossover, which won the Newbery Medal for fiction, tells the story of brothers who are rivals on and off basketball court in hip-hop influenced verse. Andersen will publish in paperback (£7.99) on 8th October - this year’s National Poetry Day.
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, the winner of the Caldecott medal for picture books, is about an imaginary friend is set for publication in hardback (£11.99) in the UK in February next year.
Andersen bought the UK and Commonwealth rights for The Crossover from Alex Webb at The Rights people, and the UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Australia and Canada for Beekle were bought from Kristin Dulaney, subsidiary Rights Director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.