Scholastic Acquires World English Rights to Middle Grade Fantasy Adventure Series by Award-Winning Author Inbali Iserles

Tracy van Straaten
VP, Trade Publicity, Scholastic
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Charisse Meloto
Executive Director, Trade Publicity, Scholastic
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“I Am Fox” to Debut in 2015


Frankfurt, Germany -- October 10, 2013 -- Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, has acquired at auction world English language rights to a three book middle grade fantasy adventure series by, award-winning UK-based author Inbali Iserles at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Foxcraft, the first “I Am Fox” book is set for release in 2015. The books will be published simultaneously in the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, in both print and ebook formats. The deal was negotiated by Zoe King at the Blair Partnership and Ellie Berger, President, Scholastic Trade. Inbali Iserles is one of the team of authors who writes under the Erin Hunter pseudonym for the bestselling Survivors series.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Inbali Iserles to Scholastic,” said Ellie Berger, President, Scholastic Trade. “The imaginative and spellbinding story for ‘I Am Fox’ immediately captivated our editorial teams around the globe. We look forward to introducing this magical world to children and animal lovers everywhere.”

“I am thrilled that the team at Scholastic will be publishing the ‘I Am Fox’ trilogy,” said Inbali Iserles. “I was very impressed with their enthusiasm and commitment and I feel sure they will provide a welcome environment for my bright-eyed fox friends.”

About “I Am Fox”
Full of heart, fantasy, and adventure, Foxcraft, Foxlore, and Foxfire (the “I Am Fox” series) are for readers ages eight and up. The trilogy follows Isla, a young fox whose world is shattered when her family suddenly vanishes. Isla must track them down, a search which will lead her to the Elders, a society of shape-shifting foxes, and to her own legacy as one of the world’s most tormented creatures. The cold touch of humanity—known as the furless—is everywhere, with traps, dogs, and poisoned meats posing constant threats. Isla must outwit these perils with her flair for foxcraft: skills of cunning known only to foxes.

About Inbali Iserles
Inbali Iserles is an award-winning writer and animal lover. She is part of the team of authors of the bestselling Survivors series writing under the pseudonym of Erin Hunter. A lover of all things feline, her first book, The Tygrine Cat, won the 2008 Calderdale Children’s Book of the Year Award and its sequel, The Tygrine Cat: On the Run, was listed among The Independent’s “50 books every child should read.” Inbali Iserles attended Sussex and Cambridge Universities and she currently lives in Islington, London.

About Scholastic
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