Kate McKinnon to release first novel for middle-grade readers

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Kate McKinnon to release first novel for middle-grade readers

Kate McKinnon wears a new hat – Author.

The comedian is venturing into the middle grade genre with his debut novel, Millicent Quibb School of Etiquette for Young Ladies of Mad ScienceAbout the town of the Porch Sisters (Gertrude, Eugenia and Dee-Dee) and the Antiquarium’s lonely mad scientist, Millicent Quibb.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (LBYR), a division of Hachette Book Group, will publish the novels. LBYR Executive Editor Erica Turner has acquired North American rights from Ted Malaver at upstart Crow Literary and will edit the project.

The book is scheduled to be published on October 1, 2024.

According to MacKinnon, he began working on the book even before it was first published. snl, This story and these characters are inspired by his own childhood.

In a statement, she said: “I wanted to write the kind of book I loved reading when I was little, when I was eating honeysuckle on the playground and collecting bugs and loving the natural world. People read about the adventures of the Porch Sisters and are inspired to go out there and have their own adventures. I started playing with the idea of ​​these characters and this world over a decade ago. and am so thrilled to finally bring them to the audience, especially with an amazing team like LBYR.

Megan Tingley, president and publisher of LBYR, said: “Kate McKinnon has brought all of her intelligence, her energy, and her comedic talent to the stage on the pages of this book. Their essential message that being weird is what makes you amazing will inspire and empower young readers everywhere.”

Millicent Quibb School of Etiquette for Young Ladies of Mad Science It also includes artwork (character portraits, inventions and portraits) drawn by MacKinnon himself and enhanced by painter Alfredo Cáceres in his signature Gothic style.

Here’s a summary Millicent Quibb School of Etiquette for Young Ladies of Mad Science,

Gertrude, Eugenia and Dee-Dee Porch are not related. They don’t belong in the ritzy town of Antiquarium, where all girls must go to etiquette school and all dogs must be Bichon Frize. They do not relate to their adoptive family: their fierce aunt Desdemona, their materialistic uncle Ansel, and their seven scheming cousins ​​named Lavinia. And they certainly don’t belong to Mrs. Wintermacher’s school of etiquette – they’re far more interested in machines and slugs than currency and tiny forks. After Mrs. Wintermacher expels them for disobedience, the girls expect to be sent away forever. , , Until they receive a mysterious invitation to a new school. Suddenly, the girls find themselves under the tutelage of the infamous Millicent Quibb – a mad scientist with bugs in her hair and shells in her bathtub. At 231 Mysterium Way, pizza is lethal, the bus is driven by gerbils, and the dean of students is a hermit crab. Dangerous? Yes! Did they have more fun than ever? Absolutely! But when the sisters are called upon to save their city from an evil gang of nefarious mad scientists, they must learn to embrace what has always separated them and determine which side they are on—before It may be too late!

McKinnon is represented by Artists First, CAA and Hansen, Jacobsen, Taylor.

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