Jon Scieszka to Write a Middle Grade Series

With a slew of picture books under his belt (including The Stinky Cheese Man and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, two of my favorites!), Jon Scieszka is trying his hand at writing for middle-grade readers with a new series called Frank Einstein, Kid Scientist. According to Publishers Weekly, the six-book series

follows a young scientist who, according to Abrams, “battles an evil genius with the help of two well-meaning but imperfect robots that he invents.”

I love the humor instilled in Scieszka’s fairy tale retellings and can’t wait to see what he does with this series. Book 1 won’t come out until fall 2014, so there is a bit of a wait, but with an author of his stature beginning a new series, I think we can expect a lot of publicity leading up to its launch.


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