Penguin Random House Children’s will publish a Jacqueline Wilson novel featuring a new Victorian heroine this autumn.
Clover Moon, aimed at readers aged 8-12, is about a girl called Clover who is the oldest of seven children. Her life is tough, but she is an artistic child and with the help of an elderly friend, her future begins to look brighter.
PRH Children's acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights from Caroline Walsh at David Higham Associates.
Alex Antscherl, executive editor, said: “As soon as I met Clover Moon in the opening pages of this wonderful new book, I knew she was a very special addition to Jacqueline’s collection of spirited heroines. I am so proud to be publishing the story of Clover, whose bravery and sparkiness takes her out of a poverty-stricken alley in Victorian London on a journey that readers will be thrilled to follow. Fans will be delighted to get an unexpected glimpse of a favourite character along the way too.”
Wilson added: “I love writing about Victorian waifs! I give poor Clover a tough time but she shows great spirit and ingenuity. She also makes a very familiar new friend.”
PRH Children’s will publish Clover Moon (h/b, £6.99) on 6th October.