First published in 1986, Old Bear is being republished by the Scribblers imprint of children's publisher, Salariya based in Brighton. Ignition Licensing is delighted to have been appointed as Licensing Agency partner for Old Bear.
"I have always loved the Old Bear illustrations and story lines and think it is perfect timing to re-publish this well loved and trusted series by the talented artist Jane Hissey," says Ignition's Maggy Harris. "Old Bear is a classic children's book property with proven consumer recognition and a strong creative identity."
David Salariya, Managing Director of The Salariya Book Company, says: "Jane Hissey is a terrific story teller and artist, and we are pleased and flattered that Jane has chosen to publish the much loved classic Old Bear books with The Salariya Book Company. We are also enjoying working with Jane on her first new picture book, with new characters to be published by Scribblers in the spring of 2013."
Between 1986 and 2002 the Old Bear books sold more than 7 million copies worldwide and spawned a successful licensing programme and BAFTA award winning TV series. 2012 sees the re-introduction of this well loved series to a new generation of readers, with the publication of new editions of three of the original books – Old Bear, Old Bear Stories and Little Bear's Trousers to be followed by further titles in spring 2013.
Posted: 22 March 2019