Independent production company Canyon Creek Films have bought rights to The Glory, the latest children’s book from Lauren St John.
Simon Brooks, whose producer credits include the recent Lily Cole rom-com “Love, Rosie”, acquired the film rights from Rebecca Watson at Valerie Hoskins Associates, who was acting on behalf of Catherine Clarke at Felicity Bryan Associates.
The Glory, about a 1,200-mile horse race across the American West, was published by Orion Children’s Books on 5th March. Orion m.d. Fiona Kennedy said: “Lauren is a star and has written yet another outstanding novel in The Glory. We could not be more delighted that it is heading to the big screen.”
St John has sold almost £3m through BookScan UK. Her other titles include the One Dollar Horse trilogy, the White Giraffe series and Dead Man’s Cove, the first in the Laura Marlin Mystery series.