Oxford University Press (OUP) has snapped up another series by bestselling Isadora Moon creator Harriet Muncaster (pictured).
Senior commissioning editor Clare Whitston bought world rights for two books from Jodie Hodges at United Agents. Victoria Stitch: Bad and Glittering is Muncaster's debut middle-grade series and will publish in the UK on 3rd September 2020, with the second book following a year later.
Featuring black and white artwork by the author, Victoria Stitch: Bad and Glittering is described by the publisher as a wickedly gripping tale of betrayal, sibling rivalry and a fight for the throne.
Muncaster said: “I’ve been working on the character of Victoria Stitch, and developing the world she lives in, for over 10 years, so I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally be able to share this book with everyone. I’m incredibly passionate about Victoria Stitch, and thankful to OUP for helping me to realise my vision for her story.”
Whitston added: “The moment I met Victoria Stitch I was completely bewitched. She’s moody, rude, aloof, and completely irresistible. She is guaranteed to win readers over from the moment she struts onto the page with her billowing glittery cape and spiky silver crown. Harriet Muncaster is an incredible talent: we are so proud to be the home of her immensely successful Isadora Moon series, and we are delighted to have acquired her debut middle-grade gem of a series too.”
Muncaster’s Isadora Moon series has sold over one million copies worldwide and has been translated into 30 languages.
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