Maya Gabrielle to be published by Chicken House & Scholastic

Chicken House Publishing Ltd is delighted to announce the joint acquisition with Scholastic Inc in the USA of World Rights for Maya Gabrielle’s Battle of the Beetles Trilogy in an pre-empt with Kirsty Mclachlan of David Godwin Associates. MD Barry Cunningham said today

‘Introduced to us by Imogen Cooper’s Golden Egg Academy and Kirsty McLachlan – I was immediately captivated by this astonishing middle grade tale of beetles and boys – with clever girls and quite, quite dire villains. I was lucky enough to work with Roald Dahl – and Beetles conjured up for me his tough and resourceful characters, and his rather unsettling and funny physical comedy!  Of course Maya has her own outstanding style too – and we can’t wait to begin publishing this extraordinary tale of entomological excitements in Spring 2016 and it will be a highlight of our Bologna rights season’.


Maya Gabrielle is  a Digital Media Producer at London’s National Theatre, and prior to the NT worked at the Royal Opera House and Shakespeare’s Globe.