Writer Lisa Fiedler has landed a deal for her middle grade fantasy trilogy with Simon & Schuster’s Margaret K. McElderry Books imprint.
The first installment, Mouseheart, is scheduled for publication in May 2014. Book two will follow in Spring 2015 and the conclusion title will come out in Fall 2015.
According to the press release, artist Vivienne To has signed on to create the illustrations which will include fifteen interior pieces and a world map. Editor Ruta Rimas negotiated the deal with Writers House senior agent Susan Cohen and 2M Communications agent Madeleine Morel.
The story “brings us below the streets of Brooklyn and into the dangerous tangle of subway tunnels, where warring rat tribes battle for power…and one small mouse is destined to save them all. Hopper, an ordinary pet shop mouse who finds himself whisked away into this underground society, reminds us of the passion of youth, the strength to be brave, and the power of friendship.”