Scholastic has signed a new four-book deal with Dav Pilkey, author of the bestselling Captain Underpants
series. On August 10, 2010, The Blue Sky Press, an imprint of Scholastic, will release The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future
, with a world English first printing of one million copies. Three more new books will follow. The deal for world rights was negotiated by Amy Berkower, President of Writers House, for Dav Pilkey and Ellie Berger, President of the Scholastic Trade division.
"I think fans of Captain Underpants will be very happy with this new book. It has all of the action, laffs and ridiculousness that kids love, plus all the unapologetic irreverence and questionable potty humor that grumpy curmudgeons love to complain about. It's got something for everybody!" said Dav Pilkey.
In the new graphic novel, George Beard and Harold Hutchins present the saga of two silly caveboys named Ook and Gluk. Ook and Gluk's idyllic life takes a turn for the terrible when an evil corporation from the future invades their quiet, prehistoric town. When Ook, Gluk, and their little dinosaur pal, Lily, are pulled through a time portal to the year 2222 AD, they discover that the world of the future is even worse than the devastated one they came from.