Acquisition Announcement: World rights for a new series of Middle Grade fantasy fiction by Annabelle Sami, Dreamweavers. 

Posted in Acquisition Announcement on Tue, 14 February at 12.26 pm

10 February 2023 

Little Tiger has acquired world rights for a new series of Middle Grade fantasy fiction by Annabelle Sami, Dreamweavers. 

Little Tiger has acquired a 4 book children’s fantasy fiction series from award-winning author Annabelle Sami, Dreamweavers.

Mattie Whitehead, Senior Editor at Little Tiger, acquired world rights in all languages for 4 books from Davinia Andrew-Lynch at Andlyn. Sophie Bransby, Designer at Little Tiger, acquired illustration rights from Jennifer Rofé, Andrea Brown Literacy Agency.

Illustrated by Forrest Burdett, Dreamweavers is fresh, fun and full of heart, and features Annabelle’s signature creativity and humour, pitched at readers ages 8+

Meet the ultimate Dream Team! When Tito becomes friends with the mysterious new girl at school, Neena, she introduces him to the world of Dreamweaving. Soon Tito and Neena are going on adventures every night – exploring dreams where quirky creatures called jinn roam. And when their classmates start acting strangely, they realize someone else is using Dreamweaving to cause chaos. Can Tito and Neena stop them before the dream world takes over the waking world? 

Mattie Whitehead, Senior Editor said: 

“I am SO excited to be working with Annabelle on a new project – and what a project! With new friendships, mysterious antagonists, influences from Northern Pakistani culture and heaps of magical fun, readers will be gripped. Forrest’s artwork is the perfect fit and I can’t wait to see him bring our dream team to life.” 

Sami said:  

” I’m thrilled to be diving into the fantasy world with Dreamweavers. I’ve always believed that books and stories are magical, so writing a story full of magic and mayhem is a dream come true. I hope readers will love sensitive Tito, his eccentric Mums, oddball friends and the enigmatic Neena. Working with Mattie on this project has been a joy and I can’t wait to see the book out in the world! 

Burdett also commented: 

“This magical tale has been a dream to work on (no pun intended)! There’s magic and adventure that I think children will be clamouring for, and I have been having a blast bringing it all to life! I am so grateful to be working on this project, and I look forward to others experiencing the wonderful whimsy that Annabelle has lovingly crafted.” 

Dreamweavers: The Night of the Scary Fairiesthe first book in this series will be published in September 2023 with books 2 and 3 publishing in 2024 and book 4 in 2025.

Forrest Burdett – Illustrator