Janet Thomas, Editor at award-winning children’s and YA publisher Firefly Press has acquired world English rights in Libby and the Highland Heist, the second installment in The Travelling School Mysteries by author Jo Clarke, from Alice Williams at Alice Williams Literary.
After a tumultuous term in Paris, Libby and Connie are looking forward to a quiet holiday at Connie’s family home. But before long they find themselves caught up in another mystery, this time set against the dramatic backdrop of the Highlands and Edinburgh.
‘We are so thrilled to be publishing Libby’s second adventure,’ said editor Janet Thomas. ‘With snowy Highland mansions, the beauties of Edinburgh, forged paintings, secret passageways and the best of friendships, Jo’s readers are going to absolutely love it, especially combined with Becka Moor’s superb illustrations.’
Jo Clarke said: ‘Working with Firefly Press on my debut, Libby and the Parisian Puzzle, has been an absolute joy, so I am delighted to be following on with the next instalment in The Travelling School Mysteries. I have had so much fun writing an elaborate heist story for book two and can’t wait to collaborate with Becka Moor again. Her illustrations are wonderful and bring the story to life perfectly.’
The novel is slated for publication in spring 2023.