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    Distributor: Penguin Random House Availability: Available On Sale Date:Oct 01, 2019 Carton Quantity:30
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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
The Classic Illustrated Storybook
Illustrated by: Kim Smith
9781683691365 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3 JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent Oct 01, 2019
$19.99 CAD
Active 9.3 x 11.3 x 0.4 in | 1.08 lb 40 pages Quirk Books
YIKES! Kevin did it again! The beloved sequel to Home Alone is now an adorable picture book for the whole family.
 
It’s the holidays and Kevin doesn’t want to go on his family vacation to Florida. Amid the chaos and confusion of the airport, he accidentally boards the wrong plane and ends up alone (again!) in New York City. Kevin goes sightseeing, checks into a hotel, and enjoys limo rides, all courtesy of his dad’s credit card. But then he makes a shocking discovery: the burglars who tried to rob his house last year are back, and this time they plan to rob a toy store on Christmas Eve! Can Kevin stop them and save Christmas with the help of some new friends? Charmingly illustrated by Kim Smith, this sweet and funny adaptation will delight fans of the Home Alone franchise, young and old alike.

Series Overview: The films and TV shows that families love are reimagined as lively, colorful picture books featuring the iconic moments and characters of the original. Simple words are paired with a kid-friendly storybook format that’s perfect for bedtime or storytime, plus all-new illustrations done in classic picture book style to make this series a great way for parents to share their pop culture favorites with a new generation. Though the movie and TV versions came first, you’ll wonder if they weren’t adaptations of these books, instead of the other way around!

This is a sequel to Home Alone, which has sold over 150K since 2015.

The Home Alone franchise has a massive fan base, so the picture book is a way for fans to experience the movie in a whole new way, and share it with kids who might be a little too young for the film.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is the 4th highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time.

The charming illustrations of New York City at Christmas will have both national and regional appeal.

John Hughes wrote the story and screenplays for Home Alone and Home Alone 2. He also wrote and directed many popular films for teenagers and adults, including The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Chris Columbus directed Home Alone and Home Alone 2 as well as many other celebrated family films, including Mrs. Doubtfire and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
 
Kim Smith is the illustrator behind the Quirk Books Pop Classics series, including Home AloneHome Alone 2, The X-Files: Earth Children Are WeirdE.T. the Extra-TerrestrialBack to the FutureBuffy the Vampire SlayerThe Karate Kid, and Doctor Who: The Runaway TARDIS. She has illustrated several other children’s books, including The Great Puppy Invasion (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017), Builder Brothers: Big Plans (HarperCollins, 2018), and Boxitects (Clarion Books, 2020), her author/illustrator debut. Kim lives in Calgary, Alberta with her dog, Whisky, and husband, Eric. Visit her online at kimillustration.com.

Author Residence: Calgary, Alberta

Marketing: Online and Social Advertising

Book Trailer Campaign

Pop Classics Activity Kit

Promotion on QuirkBooks.com

Promotion at Comic Cons

Social Media and Online Promotions

Cross promotion with Home Alone Franchise



Publicity: National Print and Online Media Campaign

Holiday Gift Guide Outreach



Author Website: tuckedaway.com

Author Social Media: @kimillustration (Instagram); @kimdraws (Twitter)

“The holiday picture book of the season.”—Dad Suggests

“Delightful.”Under the Radar

“Celebrates the classic movie with delightful illustrations that make it stand out from the film all while complimenting it.”Cracking the Cover

“The illustrations are both sweet and funny and both adults and children will want to flip through the pages to see what Kevin gets up to next.”—Code Pineapple

“The perfect book for little ones to enjoy as chestnuts are roasting on an open fire and Santa is checking his list twice.”—But Why Tho?, 4.5 out of 5 star review

“Contains full color illustrations that really make the story pop off the page and come to life...My girls really enjoyed the book, and said they loved the lifelike illustrations, as they were like nothing they have seen in other kid's picture books.”—Inspired by Savannah

Praise for other books in the Pop Classics series:

“Thanks to the delightful illustrations of Kim Smith, families can bond over the lovable alien and his friendship with Elliot in book form.”—Jami Ganz, Entertainment Weekly, on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

“I was quickly won over by the charm of the writing and the awesome illustrations. Kim Smith's drawings have a distinctive style that imbues life into every single page.”—Sweety High, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

“A lovely trip down memory lane that you can share with your little ones.”—Neatorama, on Back to the Future

“Smith’s art is excellent. . . . Her illustrations do a terrific job summing up the key moments of the movie, creating a rich picture of what happens in the film in only 40 pages.”—Comics Worth Reading, on The Karate Kid

“Kids will delight in the spooky-but goofy story and the surprise at the end, and parents will chuckle at this new take on an old favorite.”—GeekDad, on The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird

Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook offers all the fun of the original movie in a darling hardcover package whose read-aloud story teaches lessons about responsibility and the importance of family.”—Pop Culture Insider, on Home Alone

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