The popular children’s series is written by Singaporean husband-wife couple Adam Jimenez and Felicia Low-Jimenez under the pseudonym A. J. Low.
SINGAPORE -- Singapore-based August Media Holdings has entered into a licensing agreement with Epigram Books that will see the popular kids’ book series Sherlock Sam being adapted for TV and Film. Written by Singaporean husband-wife couple Adam Jimenez and Felicia Low-Jimenez under the pseudonym A. J. Low, the books are a huge hit among kids in Singapore and across South East Asia.
Cleverly told with a mix of logic and offbeat humor, the award-winning Sherlock Sam series feature full-length mysteries centering around Samuel Tan Cher Lock, Singapore’s greatest kid detective and his trusty robot and a host of rich, diverse characters in an ever-expanding universe. The stories explore locations in Singapore and around the world, craftily retaining a distinct cultural identity while offering a universal appeal for middle-grade readers. The books originally published by Singapore publisher Epigram Books, were also picked up by Andrew McMeels Publishing in the U.S. The first two titles were released in the US in August 2016.
“Lately our titles targeted at South East Asian audiences have met with huge success,” said Jyotirmoy Saha, Founder and CEO of August Media Holdings. “In that effort we had been eyeing Sherlock Sam for a long time. The book series uniquely captures the quirks and the spirit of multi-racial Singapore and South East Asia. It’s exciting to start work on this home- grown property and make it travel even more that it already has.”
“Sherlock Sam is almost folklore to the kids of Singapore,” added Edward Wee, publisher and CEO of Epigram Books. “We are delighted that we are going to be able to tell the stories through a visual medium too. The association with August Media would be perfect for this given their track record in adaptations.”
Source: August Media Holdings