Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Good News for Trudi Trueit

Good News abounds for Trudi Trueit!! First, Simon and Schuster's Aladdin books has acquired a novel Trudi wrote for tweens titled STEALING POPULAR. Yay! It's the story of a modern day middle school 'Robin Hood,' who steals from the popular kids and gives to the unpopular kids, that is, until she dares to take on the most popular girl in school. The novel will be published as part of Aladdin's MIX line for tweens, with a tentative publication date of fall 2012.

Secondly, Trudi writes the SECRETS OF A LAB RAT series for Aladdin, and the third book in that series, SCAB FOR TREASURER? will be released April 19, 2011. It will be out in simultaneous hardcover and paperback, with audio rights to Scholastic. Trudi has included a brief synopsis below.

Secrets of a Lab Rat 3: Scab for President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer?

No matter how hard he tries, fourth-grader Scab McNally can’t seem to come out ahead of class math quiz champion, and possible space alien, Missy Malone (a.k.a. Never Missy). When Never Missy decides to run for class president, Scab sees his big chance—he’ll run against her and win by a landslide! To ensure victory, Scab vows to eat anything his classmates bring to school (well, almost anything). His plan is working, too, until his opponent shows up with a few surprises of her own. Will Scab ever beat the unbeatable Never Missy? Can his stomach survive the likes of ancient fruitcake, squid, and assorted stinky cheeses? Never say Never ...

A little background info on Trudi: She's represented by Rosemary Stimola. She has published 73 books (most in the nonfiction market for Scholastic and Marshall Cavendish). She's written for pre-k through high school on topics such as weather, history, holidays, health, and wildlife. STEALING POPULAR is her seventh fiction novel. For more information on Trudi, and her work, visit her website.

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