Neil Gaiman is going to be busy writing . . . and then his fans are going to be busy reading! Gaiman has signed a five-book deal with HarperCollins to publish two children’s picture books and three middle grade novels.
He already has other books in line to be published, including a prequel to his beloved Sandman. The two picture books are going to be about a panda named Chu and are going to sport the illustrations of Alex Rex. We already have a title for the first picture book: Chu’s Big Day. While we know the second picture book will likewise star Chu, no title has been given for it yet.
We have some information about the middle grade books, though there’s also still some mystery to them. One of the books will be a sequel to Odd and the Frost Giants. A second book is going to be titled Fortunately the Milk (any guesses on what that one will be about)? We don’t have any information on that one beyond the title. The third middle grade book in the deal remains a complete mystery, with no title or synopsis for the general public to go on. At any rate, Gaiman fans will soon have more books to sink their teeth into.