Candlewick Takes “Evil Wizard” YA

Deborah Noyes at Candlewick Press took world English rights to Delia Sherman’s middle-grade novel The Evil Wizard Smallbone. Sherman won the Andre Norton Award—which honors outstanding YA and middle-grade science fiction and fantasy titles—in 2011 for The Freedom Maze (also published by Candlewick).

Evil Wizard, which Candlewick plans to publish in fall 2016, is set in coastal Maine and follows a boy who flees his abusive uncle to become, unwillingly, the apprentice of an evil wizard. Jill Grinberg, who has an eponymous agency, represented Sherman in the deal.

via Book Deals: Week of March 16, 2015.

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