Papercutz Gets 'Geronimo Stilton'
Popular Y.A. Series From Scholastic
Published: 02/10/2009 03:29pm
ICv2 has learned that Papercutz, which publishes the Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Bionicles, Classics Illustrated, and Tales from the Crypt graphic novels, has acquired the rights to create a series of graphic novels based on the Geronimo Stilton novels that are aimed at readers from 9-12 and published in the U.S. by Scholastic Inc. So far 37 novels about the eponymous hero, a talking mouse who lives in
The Geronimo Stilton novels, which purport to have been written by the title character, but are actually the work of Elizabeth Dami, are the most popular children’s books in
Since Scholastic has introduced the Geronimo Stilton novels, the series has been averaging sales of about 60,000 per volume, which indicates that there should be a substantial market for the graphic novel adaptations, as does the success of such mouse-themed graphic novels as David Petersen’s Eisner Award-winning Mouse Guard and Michael Avon Oeming’s Mice Templar.
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