Neil Gaiman Signs Five-Book Deal With HarperCollins Children's Books
Neil Gaiman never rests or fails to surprise—shifting effortlessly from the darkness of the Sandman and Death series to cutesy-wootsy picture books about a little panda with a giant sneeze (somebody's been watching YouTube viral vids). HarperCollins has announced that the prolific bestselling author has just signed for a series of five children's titles: two picture books and three novels.
Both picture books will focus on Chu the panda, who is straight-up adorable. The first, Chu's Day illustrated by Adam Rex, is available now for presale on Amazon with a release date of January 8, 2013. One of the novels will be a sequel to 2009's Odd And The Frost Giants. Another—a "middle-grade" novel called Fortunately, The Milk—features art by Skottie Young. The third novel is not yet titled but is also for middle grades.
If you're a Gaiman fan, are you excited about this news or disappointed that he's not focusing on more adult material?
Image via Adam Rex
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