Children’s & Young Adult

Puffin to publish Leonora Bolt: Secret Inventor by Lucy Brandt


Puffin are to publish Leonora Bolt: Secret Inventor, the debut title from Lucy Brandt in April 2021, followed by Leonora Bolt: Deep Sea Calamity next Summer.

Editor Emma Jones acquired World rights for two books from Northbank’s Hannah Weatherill. Dramatic rights are being handled by James Carroll at Northbank.

Orphaned Leonora lives on a remote island, spending her days making brilliantly cool inventions. When a strange boy called Jack washes up on an inflatable lobster and reveals that her evil Uncle Luther has been stealing her inventions and selling them on the mainland, a laugh-out-loud adventure begins – complete with furry otters, confused pirates, and a very secret society…

Lucy Brandt lives in Brighton with her husband and two young children, working in technological marketing and dreaming up astonishing inventions for Leonora.

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