Kate McKinnon to Release Young Readers Novel – The Hollywood Reporter


Kate McKinnon is about to publish her debut novel.

Little, Brown Books for Younger Readers (LBYR), a division of Hachette E book Group, will publish the Saturday Night time Dwell alum’s novel, it was introduced Monday by Megan Tingley, LBYR president and writer.

The guide, known as The Millicent Quibb School of Etiquette for Young Ladies of Mad Science, would be the first of an upcoming middle-grade collection and heart on the Porch Sisters (Gertrude, Eugenia and Dee-Dee) and the city of Antiquarium’s lone mad scientist, Millicent Quibb.

“I wished to jot down the sort of guide that I might have cherished studying once I was youthful, once I was consuming honeysuckle on the playground and accumulating bugs and falling in love with the pure world,” McKinnon stated in a press release.

She added, “I hope younger individuals learn concerning the adventures of the Porch Sisters and are impressed to get on the market and have their very own adventures. I began enjoying with the thought of those characters and this world over a decade in the past and am so thrilled to lastly convey them to an viewers, particularly with a group as fantastic because the one at LBYR.”

The illustrated guide will primarily function paintings that McKinnon herself drafted, together with character drawings, innovations and diagrams. The guide is illustrated by Alfredo Cáceres.

The Millicent Quibb College of Etiquette for Younger Women of Mad Science

Little, Brown Books for Younger Readers

The synopsis reads: “Gertrude, Eugenia, and Dee-Dee Porch don’t belong. They don’t belong within the snooty city of Antiquarium, the place all ladies should go to etiquette college and all canine have to be bichon frises. They don’t belong with their adoptive household: their uptight Aunt Desdemona, their materialistic Uncle Ansel and their seven snide cousins, who’re all named Lavinia. They usually actually don’t belong at Mrs. Wintermacher’s etiquette college — they’re much more all for machines and slugs than posture and little forks. After Mrs. Wintermacher expels them for insubordination, the ladies count on to be despatched away for good … till they obtain a mysterious invitation to a brand new college. Immediately, the ladies discover themselves beneath the tutelage of the notorious Millicent Quibb — a mad scientist with worms in her hair and oysters in her bathtub. At 231 Mysterium Manner, the pizza is deadly, the bus is powered by gerbils, and the dean of scholars is a hermit crab. Harmful? Sure! Extra enjoyable than they’ve ever had? Completely! However when the sisters are requested to save lots of their city from an evil cabal of nefarious mad scientists, they have to be taught to embrace what has at all times made them stand out and decide what facet they’re on — earlier than it’s too late!”

“Kate McKinnon has introduced all of the intelligence, vitality and go-for-broke comedic genius she has on stage to the pages of this guide. Her important message that being bizarre is strictly what makes you fantastic will encourage and empower younger readers all over the place,” Tingley stated.

LBYR government editor Erika Turner acquired North American rights from Ted Malawer at Upstart Crow Literary and can edit the mission. McKinnon is repped by CAA with Artists First administration. McKinnon’s authorized rep is Hansen, Jacobsen, Teller.

The Millicent Quibb College of Etiquette for Younger Women of Mad Science will launch on Oct. 1, 2024.


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