CREAKY ACRES SOLD AT AUCTION
Namrata Tripathi at Dial (Penguin Random House) has acquired CREAKY ACRES, a middle-grade graphic novel by First Second executive editor Calista Brill and McDuffie Diversity Award-winning illustrator Nilah Magruder, in a three-book deal at auction.
CREAKY ACRES features a lovable cast of characters at a run-down horse barn, including new girl Nora, who has to adjust to the change from fancy suburb to poor rural community, from moneyed equestrian center to Creaky Acres, and from being one of the few black girls riding horses in her area to being the only black kid in the whole town. Publication is set to begin spring 2019. Erin Murphy of Erin Murphy Literary Agency represented Brill and Jean Sagendorph of Mansion Street Literary Management represented Magruder in the deal for world rights.