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Animorphs Series to be Relaunched Next Year

Animorphs relaunch coming May 2011

Scholastic will relaunch the first five books of the Animorphs series next year. In May 2011, the series begins with Animorphs #1: The Invasion. The books will feature a lenticular covers to illustrate the morphing characters, first introduced in June 1996.

K.A. Applegate had this quote in the release: “Animorphs had far more impact on readers than I ever expected. Animorphs fan sites and works of fan fiction number in the thousands even today. Every library I visit has the old tattered copies, some now barely held together with glue and tape. So I’m very excited at the chance to retire those dog-eared old books, to ratify the enduring faith of the die-hard fans, and most of all, to reach a whole new generation of readers.”

Besides the Animorphs, Applegate has also published two other series in the fantasy/sci-fi genre: Remnants and Everworld. She has also written a YA series for teens (Making Out) and a chapter book series for beginning readers (Roscoe Riley Rules).

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