The award-winning, premium drama label has acquired the adaptation rights to the bestselling book series.
London, Thursday 14 December 2023: Kindle Entertainment (a Banijay Kids & Family company), today announces it has secured the adaptation rights to the popular children’s book series Adventures on Trains. Created by bestselling and award-winning authors M. G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman, and published by Macmillan Children’s Books, Kindle Entertainment will transform the beloved books into a family film franchise. The deal was brokered by Morgan Green Creatives.
The adventure-series follows young protagonist, Harrison, and his Uncle Nat, on adrenaline-fuelled, globetrotting train adventures. From kidnapping to curses and theft, each book offers a new mystery to solve. The first of the six-book series, The Highland Falcon Thief, was published in Jan 2020, and won multiple awards including Children’s Fiction Book of the Year in the British Book Awards. The series has now sold nearly 210,000 copies through TCM in the UK alone and has sold in twenty one languages since launch.
Melanie Stokes, MD, Kindle Entertainment says: