Amulet Books, Abrams Books’ children’s imprint, has announced it will adapt the “Lumberjanes” comic book series created by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooke A. Allen and Noelle Stevenson into a novel. The novelization will be written by Mariko Tamaki with additional black and white illustrations by Brooke A. Allen.
According to Publishers Weekly, world rights for the series were acquired by Amulet Books’ publisher Andrew Smith and editor-in-chief Susan van Metre. “Lumberjanes” has sold over 800,000 copies worldwide and won numerous Eisner and Harvey awards, as well as a GLAAD Media Award.
“Once you read it, it’s impossible not to fall in love with the Lumberjanes—the characters are so memorable and relatable, and the stories are so much fun,” said Smith. “The imaginative storytelling involving powerful girls—each with their own unique talents—going on supernatural adventures and solving problems using their smarts was irresistible and timely.”
“Lumberjanes” follows a group of teen girls attending summer camp who must frequently deal with strange creatures and supernatural phenomenon. The series was originally planned to span only eight parts, but became on ongoing series after an overwhelmingly positive reception.
Tamaki is the current writer of Dark Horse’s “Tomb Raider” comic book adaptation as well as Marvel's "Hulk" series. Allen was one of the original artists and character designers on the “Lumberjanes” series.
Debuting in October 2017, the “Lumberjanes” novelization is a publication of Amulet Books written by Mariko Tamaki with illustrations by Brooke A. Allen.