Simon & Schuster Children’s Books UK has acquired the UK and commonwealth rights to Night Owls, a YA novel by US author Jenn Bennett.
The book is about two artists, Jack and Beatrix, who meet on the San Francisco night bus. Bex wants to be a medical illustrator, while Jack is a street artist, spray-painting gold words on the city’s landmarks. When they meet their worlds “explode in the best possible way”, said S&S.
Jane Griffiths, Senior Commissioning Editor said: “Night Owls has cast a spell over the whole Simon & Schuster Children’s team. It’s totally unique, unforgettably poignant, and we couldn’t be more excited to be publishing it.”
S&S bought the rights from Anna Carmichael at Abner Stein and will publish in paperback in September.