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Scholastic to Release ‘The 39 Clues’ Short Story eBooks for Holidays

Scholastic just unveiled The 39 Clues: Rapid Fire, a series of seven original eBook short stories for the holidays. Starting December 25th, they will publish one story a day until the end of December. The eBooks will be priced at $0.99 at online retailers.

There has been no word as to who will author these short stories but the list of possible authors is long. Some of the illustrious contributors to The 39 Clue main series include Percy Jackson author Rick Riordan, bestselling thriller novelist David Baldacci and Newbery Award-winner Linda Sue Park.

Here’s more from the release: “In addition to all-new information about the powerful Cahill family, The 39 Clues: Rapid Fire eBook short stories will each contain pieces of a code that when combined will unlock an exclusive virtual card and online content on The 39 Clues game site (www.the39clues.com). There are currently more than 11 million copies in print worldwide for the interactive adventure series, which combines books, collectible cards, and an online game where kids age 8-12 become a part of the story.”

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Chris Van Allsburg on Picture Book Writing

More than 25 years ago, children’s author Chris Van Allsburg published The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, a collection of 14 mysterious illustrations.

For The Chronicles of Harris Burdick, Van Allsburg teamed up with thirteen fellow writers to create short stories inspired by these drawings. The group of authors include Sherman Alexie, M.T. Anderson, Kate DiCamillo, Cory Doctorow, Jules Feiffer, Stephen King, Tabitha King, Lois Lowry, Gregory Maguire, Walter Dean Myers, Linda Sue Park, Louis Sachar, Jon Scieszka and an introduction by Lemony Snicket.

This powerhouse group of writers has collectively won one Pulitzer Prize, three National Book Awards, five Newbery Medals and several Caldecotts.

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