Children's: Young Adult
Another book in Alyson Noel's NYT bestselling THE IMMORTALS series and a new middle grade series spin-off that will feature the younger sister of the protagonist, to Rose Hilliard at St. Martin's, in a major deal, for seven figures, with the new series first publishing in fall 2010, by Bill Contardi at Brandt & Hochman (NA).
The Pursuit of Happiness and What Happens Here author Tara Altebrando's CONEY ISLAND HIGH, about a girl who inherits her grandfather's house on Coney Island and sets about discovering her late mother's past - and Coney's - while struggling for acceptance among a clique of freaks at school, to Julie Strauss-Gabel at Dutton Children's, in a two-book deal, for publication in Summer 2011, by David Dunton at Harvey Klinger (World). Here on LJ we call her taltebrando.
Author and illustrator team Greg Neri and Jesse Joshua Watson's high concept young adult novel, GHETTO COWBOY, based on a real-life community of African-American cowboys in Philadelphia, to Andrea Tompa at Candlewick, by Edward Necarsulmer IV at McIntosh & Otis (world English). Here on LJ we call him gneri.