The Next Children’s Book Phenom?

An English woman and her daughter are being touted as the next children’s book phenomenon. “Lionboy, the tale of a boy who talks to cats, has been created by Louisa Young and her 10-year-old daughter Isabel. Publisher Puffin, the children’s arm of Penguin, has signed the pair in a ‘substantial’ three-book deal said to be ‘in the high six figures’. The amount dwarfs the £2,000 paid to J K Rowling for her first Harry Potter tale, The Philosopher’s Stone.”