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Senior Editor Mattie Whitehead has acquired three books in an exciting new fantasy series by author Ruth Lauren. The deal for World all language rights in three novels was struck with Anne Clark at Anne Clark Literary Agency.


Tourmaline and the Island of Elsewhere is a fun, feminist adventure with a fiercely spirited heroine and an enthralling cast of supporting characters. Full of magic, humour and friendship, the series will be perfect for fans of Katherine Rundell, Nevermoor and Starfell.


When Tourmaline’s mother goes missing on a search for precious artefacts, Tourmaline sets off to find her with her best friend George, her new friend (recently foe) Mai and her strong determination. On their adventure, they encounter a band of female pirates, a maze of talking trees and a series of challenges that test the children and their friendship. But will it be enough to reunite Tourmaline with her mother?


Whitehead said: “With some of the most instant characterisation I’ve read, Tourmaline and her friends fly off the page and into the readers imagination. Ruth’s sparky and stylish writing, with the perfect humour and heart combination, drew me in and I can't wait to work with Ruth to bring her fantastic and magical world to life.” 


Lauren said: “It brought me such joy to write this book during the pandemic lockdown and I’m thrilled that Tourmaline has now found the perfect home with Little Tiger. We can’t wait for readers to adventure to the magical island of Elsewhere with Tourmaline and her friends.”


Little Tiger will publish Tourmaline and the Island of Elsewhere in Spring 2023 with books two and three to follow in 2024 and 2025 respectively.