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Blizzard and Scholastic Books Announce World Of Warcraft Children's Book

by Joe Buchholz on Mar 29, 2016 at 08:55 AM

Today, Blizzard announced its collaboration with children’s book publisher Scholastic to create a new story based on the popular MMORPG World of Warcraft. World of Warcraft: Traveler is the first in a series of books aimed at the 8-12 age range.

World of Warcraft: Traveler follows the adventures of Aramar Thorne, who travels the world of Azeroth with a sketchbook readily in tote. After washing ashore from a vicious pirate attack, he only has his father’s magical compass to guide him. The creators seek to strike a balance between welcoming World of Warcraft newcomers while nodding to Warcraft veterans. The events are canonical and fit into the continuity of the franchise. 

World of Warcraft: Traveler will be written by comic book author and animator Greg Weisman, who is best known for his various producer roles on animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man and Young Justice. The art will be handled by longtime Blizzard Art Director Sam Didier with cover illustration by Blizzard artist Stephane Belin.

The first hardcover book in the series is scheduled to release this November, followed by a sequel in November 2017. To see how Blizzard is adapting the world of Azeroth to other forms of media, check out the second TV spot for the upcoming Warcraft movie here.