Scholastic and Blizzard Entertainment announced a collaboration on a new book series for kids ages 8-12 based on Blizzard’s popular World of Warcraft game franchise. World of Warcraft: Traveler will launch simultaneously in the U.S., the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, with the first hardcover book scheduled for release in November 2016, followed by the second title in November 2017. Set in the breathtaking land of Azeroth, this epic action-adventure series features a young cast of Warcraft characters discovering the mysteries and majesty of the world around them. Written by celebrated comic book author and animation writer Greg Weisman, the first book will include full-page sketches created by Blizzard artist Samwise Didier, and a full-color cover illustration by Blizzard artist Stephane Belin.
“World of Warcraft is a captivating fantasy universe that lends itself to many imaginative and innovative storytelling possibilities. When Blizzard initially approached us about creating an original series for kids, we were not only intrigued but immediately mesmerized,” said Debra Dorfman, Vice President and Publisher, Global Licensing, and Media Consumer Products, Scholastic. “This has truly been a fantastic collaboration and we look forward to sharing this thrilling adventure with boys and girls everywhere.”
“We’re excited to be collaborating with Scholastic on a series that will bring Azeroth to life for a whole new audience,” said Chris Metzen, Senior Vice President of Story and Franchise Development at Blizzard Entertainment. “And Greg Weisman is an accomplished writer who’s really gotten to the heart and soul of Warcraft with the characters he’s developed here—we’re thrilled with the work he’s done on World of Warcraft: Traveler.“