9 Story Media Group has optioned the rights to produce an animated television series based on the children’s book series Otis the Tractor.
Under the terms of the deal with Penguin Young Readers, Toronto, Canada-based 9 Story has also scooped up merchandising and licensing rights for Otis the Tractor.
The book series is written and illustrated by Ohio-based Loren Long and published by Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers.
The first title Otis debuted in 2009 and spent roughly 20 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list that year. To date, the nine-book series has sold more than 1.5 million copies.