Orca Book Publishers‘ Tanya Trafford has acquired world rights to Melanie Florence‘s THE PHANTOM OF FUNLAND. The hi-lo novel for middle school readers will be published as part of the Orca Currents series. Buddy is sick of not being taken seriously. When he gets in a fight with his older brother, he decides he’s done being everyone’s “buddy”. What better way to be taken seriously than to sneak into the infamously haunted theme park at night? With his friends Jimmy and Steph by his side, Buddy is ready to become a legend…or die trying. Publication is expected for fall 2022. The deal was arranged by Amy Tompkins at Transatlantic Agency.