Cracking books, Gromit

AARDMAN has made Egmont Publishing its publishing partner for flagship properties Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.
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Egmont is planning to launch a range of books in 2007, with more titles due in 2008 and 2009.

“Egmont has vast experience in creating innovative book ranges to complement brand new TV shows and classic evergreen properties alike,” said Sean Clarke, head of marketing and licensing at Aardman, “and we are delighted to be working with them on two of our treasured properties.”

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