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Scholastic plans new multi-platform series TombQuest

Scholastic is unveiling a new multi-platform series, TombQuest, which includes five books by Michael Northrop and an online game.

TombQuest is aimed at eight- to 12-year-olds and is an addition to Scholastic’s three previous multi-platform series, which have published some 22 million copies since the first launched in 2008, and the accompanying websites have 3 million registered users.

The website includes a game that allows children to create Egyptian mazes, as well as an online community for users to discuss the books and provide a space for fan fiction.

"With the online game, kids are encouraged to broaden their imaginations, create their own worlds, and share them with their friends,” Scholastic Trade Publishing President Ellie Berger said.  TombQuest is the culmination of everything we've learned to date and we look forward to reaching millions of kids worldwide with this immersive new reading experience."

TombQuest will be published in the U.S., New Zealand, Canada, the U.K. and Canada. The site will launch for beta testing in December, and launch fully in February 2015 when the series’ first book, “TombQuest Book 1: Book of the Dead” is released.