Children's Series: "Molly Mischief" Adam Hargreaves

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Remember these? Still reading them? Still a family favourite? Of course!! So how exciting is this? Meet "Molly Mischief", a new creation from Adam Hargreaves, son of Roger! 

Adam Hargreaves is the son of Roger Hargreaves and took on the role of author and illustrator of the bestselling series, which has sold over 200 million copies around the world, in 1988 after Roger died suddenly.
Pavilion Children has acquired the very first children’s series by Adam Hargreaves outside the world of the Mr Men and Little Misses. 

The first book in a series of three titles is called "Molly Mischief...Wants a Pet" and is scheduled for release in August 2017. In the story a visit to the Wildlife Park gets Molly thinking about just what sort of pet she would really like to have. A hippopotamus proves to be too muddy an addition to the family... So begins Molly’s quest to find the perfect pet, with plenty of mischief along the way. The second book in the Molly Mischief series will follow in Spring 2018.

Publisher of Pavilion Children’s Books Neil Dunnicliffe said: 

"To be the publisher of Adam’s first children’s book since the phenomenally successful Mr Men series is a real privilege. Molly is a sparky, fun character with lots of stories to tell, and I’m sure that she will become a modern mischievous classic."

Adam Hargreaves commented: 

“It is a pleasure to be working with Pavilion on 'Molly Mischief' and it is exciting to have the chance to publish a series of my own. I strongly believe that there’s an opportunity for an adventurous and strong girl character. Molly is just this, but the stories are also packed with silliness, humour and fanciful events that will amuse and entertain. I hope that children and their parents will love these collectible stories.”

Adam Hargreaves was born in 1963. At the age of 7, the young Adam asked his father what a tickle looked like. The resulting title, Mr Tickle became the first title in the incredible Mr Men series. On his father’s death in 1988, Adam took over the management of The Hargreaves Organisation, and ran the business until 2004, when he sold THO to Chorion.

Adam’s creative involvement with the Mr Men has remained constant for decades, creating numerous new titles and new characters for the UK, USA and France, including Little Miss Princess, Mr Birthday and Little Miss Hug. Over the decades the Mr Men and Little Miss books have sold somewhere in the region of 200 million books.

When he’s not creating Mr Men or promoting the series, he paints landscapes of Sussex and develops new children’s publishing concepts.

For further enquiries please contact Catherine Ward:, tel: 07748 620051

About Pavilion Books
Pavilion Books is a thriving London-based independent publisher of high-quality illustrated books and was the publisher of 2015’s bestselling non-fiction book in the UK – Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom. Their growing children’s list includes books by Quentin Blake, Michael Foreman, Terry Jones, Ralph Steadman and David Roberts.

About David Riley Consulting Ltd
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