Sony Secures Film Rights To Malamander Book by Thomas Taylor

EXCLUSIVE: In what was said to be an eight-way bidding war, Sony Pictures has won the competition for film rights to Malamander, a middle-grade YA novel by author Thomas Taylor, the illustrator behind the UK cover of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone.

Malamander, the first in a planned book series, was published in the UK earlier this year and will have its U.S. release on September 10 via Candlewick/Walker Books.

The story follows Herbert Lemon, Lost-and-Founder at the Grand Nautilus Hotel who knows that returning lost things to their rightful owners is not easy – especially when the lost thing is not a thing at all but a girl.

No one knows what happened to Violet Parmas parents 12 years ago, and when she engages Herbie to help her find them, the pair discover that their disappearance might have somRead More – Source

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