The first book in the series, to be published in February 2012, introduces the Pepper twins, Esme and Monty, who are spending their summer holiday with their Uncle Snapely, a member of the International Magic Guys organization.
"'The Peppers' reads like a classic in the making and I am thrilled to have signed up this stellar new series for the 9 to 11 age group," says Harriet Wilson, editorial director of HarperCollins Children's Books. "Siân is a unique voice, and Esme and Monty are an unbeatable double act. Their hilarious adventures are a truly magical reading experience."
The deal was concluded by Wilson and Clare Conville of Conville and Walsh literary agency.
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