'The words and pictures take you on a magical journey'
Polly Whybrow, commissioning editor at Bloomsbury Children's Books, has signed world rights "for a future classic picture book" by Hollie Hughes and Sarah Massini. Hughes' agent is Jodie Hodges at United Agents, and Massini's is Eunice McMullen.
Bloomsbury will publish Hughes and Massini's The Girl and the Dinosaur, about a young girl who finds something extraordinary on a beach, in September 2019. Whybrow said: "The Girl and The Dinosaur is one of those very rare and special books where the words and pictures take you on a magical journey far beyond the page." Bloomsbury secured two international deals before Frankfurt, and expected to attract further interest at the fair.