Friday, February 26, 2010

John Grisham To Write Young Adult Series Featuring Kid Lawyer

John Grisham

Publishers Weekly is reporting that bestselling legal thriller author John Grisham has signed with Penguin Young Readers Group in the US and Hodder & Stoughton in the UK to publish a series featuring a 13-year-old amateur attorney. The first book, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, in which the titular character unwittingly becomes involved in a high-profile murder trial, is scheduled to be published this May with the second, as yet untitled but also featuring the same character, book to be published next year. The two novels in the series will be aimed at middle school readers.

Don Weisberg, President of Penguin Young Readers Group, said, "We are looking forward to introducing John Grisham to a whole new generation of young readers. Theodore Boone delivers Grisham's trademark storytelling, perfectly spun for a younger audience. Kids are going to love it."

This is Grisham's first series for young adults. He has more than 250 million books in print worldwide, and his books have been published in 29 languages.

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