Moominvalley books come to life
New animation series also due to air
In a new publishing deal, Macmillan Children’s Books will be master publisher of the Moominvalleybooks, based on the new forthcoming animated TV series.
The deal was brokered by Stephanie Barton, Publisher of Macmillan’s 0-6 division, Hanna Pajunen-Walsh of Rights & Brands and Moomin Characters UK Agent, Caroline Mickler.
Macmillan will launch their Moominvalleybooks in 2019 and will publish globally across a range of formats, based on the new Moominvalley TV series, which will premiere in the UK in Spring 2019 on Sky One and available on-demand via Sky Kids. The series will air on public broadcaster YLE in Finland, with many more deals under negotiation worldwide.
In a separate but co-ordinated publishing initiative, Macmillan will also publish a stunning range of newly illustrated picture books and storybooks, drawn from Tove Jansson’s original classic stories. The first book, Christmas Comes to Moominvalley, which published on 1November, is an exquisitely illustrated re-telling of Tove Jansson's classic story The Fir Tree, in which the Moomins are woken from their winter sleep to be told that 'Christmas' is coming.