Lauren Child’s writing a Ruby Redfort series – hurrah!
The news in The Bookseller today that Lauren Child has signed a deal with HarperCollins to write a Ruby Redfort 6 book series, has excited me lots. I am a huge fan of Lauren’s work. I wrote an essay about her illustrative technique for my Masters and had the pleasure of working at Puffin while she was making The Princess and the Pea.
Lauren says that she sees Ruby Redfort (the undercover girl agent in the Clarice Bean stories) as a young Jodie Foster character, tomboyish, mouthy and funny (that sounds like Jodie Foster in Freaky Friday to me!). Can’t wait until they are launched in 2010.