Adele Griffin and Mike Wu
Chapter Book Series
Scholastic, Fall 2015. World English.
* Sold in a six-figure, three-book deal.
* Book two and three will publish in Spring and Fall 2016.
A charming new chapter book series pitched as a prehistoric Judy Moody. Each book in the Oodlethunks series will feature a richly-imagined, prehistoric world (cleverly infused with contrasting and hilarious present-day references) that pops with adventure and stars both a sweet and daring protagonist.
In book one, Oona has found a very special egg and she is going to protect it and care for it until it hatches and she can find out what it is, never mind that it might, just maybe, kill her or eat her. Everyone wants to get their hands on her egg, from her little brother Thunk to smelly kid Bruce Brute. But Oona will prevail. No one will get their grimy, Cro-Magnon-y hands on her precious egg. Oona the protector. Oona the curious. Oona who, in the end, wants something to care for of her very own.
Adele Griffin is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, including Sons of Libertyand Where I Want to Be, both National Book Award finalists. She is also the author of All You Never Wanted, Tighter, Picture the Dead, The Julian Game, and the Witch Twins and Vampire Island middle-grade series. Adele lives with her husband and children in Brooklyn, New York.
Mike Wu is a graduate of the prestigious Character Animation program at the California Institute of the Arts. After working for Walt Disney, contributing to such Disney classics such as Tarzanand Mulan, Mike joined the Pixar Animation Studios, where he worked on the Oscar-winning The Incredibles and Toy Story 3, among many others. Mike is also the author and illustrator of the forthcoming picture books, Ellie and Holton’s Hats. He lives with his wife and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area.