Del Toro pens first children’s book

Del Toro pens first children’s book

Film director Guillermo del Toro has teamed up with author Daniel Kraus to write a children’s book.

Trollhunters is set in San Barnardino, California, where a 14-year-old boy called Jim is one of the few inhabitants to believe the rumours there are trolls in the area.

The book will be published in the UK in June this year by Hot Key Books, who acquired the UK and commonwealth rights in a “hotly contested” auction. The deal was brokered by Creative Works Group with Fletcher and Co.. and rights have already sold to 11 translation territories.

Editor Tilda Johnson said: “Trollhunters is effortlessly engaging. The storytelling is playful, atmospheric and action-packed, with a chill that won’t disappoint.”

Del Toro is the director of several blockbuster films, including "Pan’s Labyrinth", "Hellboy" and the upcoming "Crimson Peak" (out in October). He is also the author of the ‘Strain’ adult vampire trilogy, published in the UK by HarperCollins.

Kraus is the author of several novels, including The Monster Variations (Ember) and Scowler (Delacorte Books for Young Readers).

Trollhunters will be published in the UK simultaneously with Disney Hyperion in the US on 30th June 2015.