Scholastic to Add New Title to "The Hunger Games" Movie Tie-in Program
New York, NY — November 3, 2011 — Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced the publication of a fourth title in the movie tie-in program for The Hunger Games coming in Spring 2012. The newest title announced is The Hunger Games Tribute Guide, the ultimate Tribute guide to the 24 Tributes featured in the upcoming film.
Three of the movie tie-in titles will be released February 7, 2012, in advance of the much-anticipated March 2012 feature film release: The Hunger Games: Movie Tie-In Edition ($12.99, February 7, 2012, ISBN: 978-0-545-42511-7),The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion ($18.99, February 7, 2012, ISBN: 978-0-545-42290-1) and the just-announced The Hunger Games Tribute Guide, ($7.99, February 7, 2012, ISBN: 978-0-545-45782-8). The previously announced The World of The Hunger Games ($17.99, March 23, 2012; ISBN: 978-0-545-42512-4) will be released simultaneously with The Hunger Games film on March 23, 2012. Scholastic will publish and deliver all four movie tie-in titles through all of its distribution channels both domestically and internationally.
The Hunger Games Tribute Guide is a comprehensive guide to the 24 Tributes participating in Panem's 74th annual Hunger Games. Readers follow the Tributes’ journey from the Reaping to the Games, with a look at all the highlights along the way—the Tribute Parade, the stations of the Training Center, the interviews, and more. The book will include exclusive information about the Tributes’ strengths and weaknesses, their weapons of choice, and their experience in the Capitol before entering the arena.
A special gift edition of The Hunger Games was just released in time for holiday 2011: The Hunger Games Collector’s Edition ($30, November 2011, ISBN: 978-0-545-40577-5) features an elegant foil slipcase with all-new Mockingjay artwork, the bestselling original novel with a cloth cover, foil stamping, and deckled edges.
First published in September 2008, The Hunger Games was an instant bestseller, appealing to both teen readers and adults. It has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 160 consecutive weeks / three consecutive years since publication, and there are more than 16 million copies of all three books in The Hunger Games trilogy in print in the U.S. to date (more than 7.2 million copies of The Hunger Games, more than 4.6 million copies of Catching Fire, and more than 4.2 million copies of Mockingjay). Foreign publishing rights for The Hunger Games trilogy have been sold into 45 territories.
About Suzanne Collins
Suzanne Collins has had a successful and prolific career writing for children’s television on such shows as Clarissa Explains It All, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo and Wow Wow Wubbzy. She made her mark in children’s literature with the New York Times bestselling five-book series for middle-grade readers The Underland Chronicles. Collins continued to explore the effects of war and violence on those coming of age in the award-winning and bestselling The Hunger Games trilogy. In 2010 Collins was named to the TIME 100 list as well as the Entertainment Weekly Entertainers of the Year list. In 2011 Fast Company named her to their 100 Most Creative People in Business. She lives with her family in Connecticut.
About The Hunger Games Movie
Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES on March 23, 2012. Nina Jacobson’s Color Force produced the film in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The film was directed by Gary Ross (PLEASANTVILLE, SEABISCUIT). Jennifer Lawrence (WINTER’S BONE, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) took on the coveted role of Katniss Everdeen, with Josh Hutcherson (THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT) portraying her fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark, and Liam Hemsworth (THE LAST SONG) her hunting partner Gale Hawthorne.
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