Audience:Juvenile: Age (years) 8 - 12, Grade (US) 3 - 7
Dimensions:7.75in x 5.06 x 0.86 in | 0.55 lb
Page Count:320 pages
COMBINES EPIC AND EPICALLY FUNNY: Hailed by Kirkus as a “potent blend of magic, adventure, and humor,” Chris nails that elusive balance of high stakes, heroic storytelling and straight-up comedy that’s resonating so well with middle-grade readers (see: Last Kids on Earth).
GATEWAY TO TOLKIEN AND BEYOND: Greg’s adventure takes classic fantasy lore (dwarves, elves, ancient prophecies, sentient weaponry) and pairs it with a modern setting and a thoroughly relatable protagonist, making it the perfect stepping stone for middle-grade readers not yet ready to take on Tolkien.
AUTHOR WITH MIDDLE GRADE CHOPS: Chris Rylander is the author of the critically acclaimed Fourth Stall series, a middle-grade sendup of The Godfather which won SCBWI’s Sid Fleishman Humor Award. Chris has that elusive talent for simultaneously satirizing and paying homage to classic genres—all while making them fresh and appealing to middle grade readers.
MOVIE MOVEMENT: This project was developed in collaboration with Temple Hill Productions (the team behind the Love, Simon, Fault in Our Stars, Twilight, and Maze Runner movies) with an eye toward swift book-to-film development.
Praise for The Legend of Greg:
“A potent blend of magic, adventure, and humor.”—Kirkus Reviews
“The premise and entertaining narrative, with its combination of dry humor and supernatural action, should appeal to Rick Riordan fans.”—Publishers Weekly
“Delightful…funny and absorbing.”—The Chicago Tribune
“An entertaining and comical middle grade fantasy, sure to keep readers laughing as they cheer Greg along.”—Shelf Awareness
“This satisfying series debut from a popular author should attract plenty of attention.”—School Library Connection
“A barrage of stunning twists.” --Booklist
Praise for Chris Rylander’s Fourth Stall series:
“Funny, mysterious, and true to the heart of what really matters when you are in middle school. Do yourself a favor. Read it. Now.”—Jon Scieszka, author of the Time Warp Trio series
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