TV Rights Optioned for Sophie Kinsella’s Fairy Mom and Me


Lambur Productions has optioned the TV rights for best-selling author Sophie Kinsella’s Fairy Mom and Me, her first book for young children.

Lambur Productions will work with Kinsella, Lucas Alexander Whitley and U.K.-based executive producer Helen McAleer to develop the book for a series of live-action TV movies. Fairy Mom and Me tells the story of Ella and her family’s special secret, that her mom comes from a long line of fairies.

The agreement marks the first major news for Lambur Productions since its launch in October 2017. The deal was brokered by McAleer, as well as Araminta Whitley and Philippa Milnes-Smith for Lucas Alexander Whitley.

Fairy Mom and Me was released in the U.S. and Canada by Delacorte in January 2018 and published in the U.K. by Puffin in February 2018. A second title will follow in the U.K. in August 2018 (to be published in the U.S. and Canada in January 2019). Rights have also been sold in a further nine languages.

Kinsella said, “I am absolutely delighted that the team at Lambur Productions have taken Fairy Mom and Me to their hearts. I think the magic, comedy and family dynamics of the stories will translate brilliantly to the screen and I can’t wait to see Ella, her mother and the spells come to life!”

Joan Lambur, the president of Lambur Productions, commented, “As a long-time fan of Sophie Kinsella’s books, I’m beyond excited to be teaming up with her on this exceptional property for kids and their families.”