Orion Childrens Acquires The Pirate Stream from Carrie Ryan John Park Davis

Orion Children's Books Acquires The Pirate Stream: The Map to Everywhere

From Acclaimed Author, Carrie Ryan, and John Parke Davis

In a deal for UK and Commonwealth rights, Amber Caravéo, Editorial Director, Orion Children’s Books has acquired THE PIRATE STREAM, an exciting new adventure series for readers aged 9-12 years from the acclaimed author Carrie Ryan (THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH) and John Parke Davis, from Angharad Kowal at Writers House UK on behalf of Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House US.

THE MAP TO EVERYWHERE is the first book in the new series called THE PIRATE STREAM and follows two children who accidentally end up as stowaways on a pirate ship that travels between worlds, searching for a map that can lead them to anything.

THE MAP TO EVERYWHERE is set for publication in autumn 2014 in the UK and will be published by Kate Sullivan at Little, Brown in the USA who acquired the series at auction. Deals have also been secured in Germany, Italy, Israel and France to date.

Amber Caravéo says of the new acquisition:

'I'm thrilled to have acquired THE PIRATE STREAM which is fantasy adventure at its very best. Packed with action, great characters and truly marvellous world-building, Carrie and JP have created a fast-paced, exciting series that readers will love!'

Angharad Kowal says:

“Orion is the perfect home in the UK and Commonwealth for Carrie and JP’s wonderful new series and I couldn’t be more thrilled!”

Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis say of the acquisition:

"We've always been such big fans and supporters of each other's writing and we really feed off each other when it comes to brainstorming.  It's been such fun to take those ideas and put them on the page and we're thrilled to be working with Amber Caraveo and everyone at Orion Children's books to bring this series to readers."

Carrie Ryan is the author of the New York Times bestselling young adult series THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH (Gollancz, UK) and she is married to John Parke Davis, a federal defender.

The story began when JP and his brother challenged one another to a short story write-off which led JP to create the seeds of the world of the Pirate Stream.  Later, Carrie may have bullied JP into writing more, which, combined with her alternating chapters, became THE MAP TO EVERYWHERE.

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For further information, or to request a proof copy when available, please contact Nina Douglas on 02075204318 or email nina.douglas@orionbooks.co.uk / @ninadouglas