Blizzard and Scholastic team up for WoW book series

World of Warcraft to make its debut in children's literature with World of Warcraft: Traveler

Earlier today, Blizzard and world-renowned book publisher Scholastic announced that they are working on a children's book series set in Azeroth. The series will be called Traveler, and will look at the world of Azeroth through the eyes of children. It will grow with them as they explore and experience the magic around them. The books will be written by Greg Weisman, and the first book will include sketches by Samwise Didier, and a full-color cover by Stephanie Belin, both Blizzard artists.

“We’re excited to be collaborating with Scholastic on a series that will bring Azeroth to life for a whole new audience, and Greg Weisman is an accomplished writer who’s really gotten to the heart and soul of Warcraft with the characters he’s developed here—we’re thrilled with the work he’s done on World of Warcraft: Traveler.

-- Chris Metzen, Blizzard Senior VP of Story & Franchise Development 

The story will follow a 12-year-old boy called Aram who finds himself on a distant shore after pirates attack the ship he is sailing on. All Aram wants to do is get home. Armed with only his father's compass, he sets off on his long journey and, as he goes on, he meets strange and interesting people and creatures of Azeroth.

The first book in the series will be released in November 2016 and will be available in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. A second book will follow in November 2017. World of Warcraft: Traveler will be aimed at 8-12-year-olds.

Published Mar. 30th 2016

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