The Adventures of Moose & Mr Brown is a 'laugh-out-loud rollicking adventure story of animals, travel, design and finding inspiration in the most unlikely of places'
Pavilion Children's Books has bought the first children's book by leading British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith. The book will be illustrated by Sam Usher, known for Can You See Sassoon? The two-book deal for world rights in all languages was concluded directly with the author and Usher's agent, Penny Holroyde from Holroyde Cartey Limited.
The Adventures of Moose & Mr Brown will be published worldwide on 3 October 2019 as a hardback, priced £12.99 with a special boxed limited edition, including a signed print, priced £60, released simultaneously.
The book is described as a 'laugh-out-loud rollicking adventure story of animals, travel, design and finding inspiration in the most unlikely of places.' It follows the story of Mr Brown, an international fashion designer, who agrees to help a moose he encounters at an airport to track down his lost twin brother, Monty. The story was inspired by toys that Smith has owned for many years and which reside in his office in Covent Garden.
Neil Dunnicliffe, publisher at Pavilion Children's Books, said: "I'm delighted to be working with the brilliant designer Paul Smith on his very first children's books. Paul has produced a dazzlingly-inventive and very funny story and Sam Usher's artwork is beautiful, witty and incredibly expressive. I can't wait to introduce the world to The Adventures of Moose and Mr Brown."
Smith said: "I've known Moose and Mr Brown for a long time and I'm delighted to be able to bring their stories to life in my first ever children's book. Sam's illustrations are really special and capture the colour and energy of Moose and Mr Brown's adventures perfectly!"
Pictured: Paul Smith (cr Sabine Villiard)