“This is a brilliant, original competition. John Dyer’s picture is bursting with character, life and colour – I can’t wait to see what stories it inspires: pictures, stories, poems, anything. I can’t wait to get going myself…” Damian Dibben
DAMIAN DIBBEN is the creator of the internationally acclaimed series THE HISTORY KEEPERS published in over 40 countries and translated into 26 languages.
The books – published by Random House in the UK – follow the adventures of Jake Djones who discovers his parents are missing – lost in history. To find them, Jake must join the secret society known as The History Keepers. His life will never be the same.
Book 1, The Storm Begins was published in late 2011 and the new paperback of book 2, Circus Maximus is released in June 2013. The third instalment, Night Ship To China, is due in February 2014.
A major movie version of The History Keepers is in development with Working Title, producers of Les Miserables, Billy Elliot and Notting Hill.
“We are predicting extremely big things for this new adventure series from first-time novelist Damian Dibben.” Mail On Sunday.
“This new series for Children has grabbed the attention of book buyers across the world.” The Observer.
The inspiration for The History Keepers came from an old school book.
“One rainy day, while I was reading Hamlyn’s History of the World with my nephew, my eureka moment came. This book charted dramatically how civilisations led from one to the other and was full of exciting images of empires, battles, conquerors and explorers. I thought history, in its entirety, would be the most thrilling world in which to set my adventure series.”