SCHOLASTIC AUDIO BRINGS TO LIFE THE EXCITING PREQUEL TO THE BEST SELLING LAND OF ELYON TRILOGY WITH THE RELEASE OF INTO THE MIST


Audiobook Version Read By Ron McLarty to Be Released Simultaneously with Scholastic Press Hardcover Edition in September

New York, NY (August 1, 2007) -- Get ready to experience an adventure full of mysteries, challenges and magical creatures as Scholastic Audio Group releases the Into The Mist audiobook, the thrilling prequel to the bestselling Land of Elyon trilogy, which has sold more than 1.2 million copies. From New York Times-bestselling author Patrick Carman, this gripping story follows two brothers as they set out to discover the truth about their past and the future for which they are destined. Set to release in September 2007, the audiobook will be published simultaneously with the novel from Scholastic Press.
 
Into The Mist follows young Thomas Warvold and his brother Roland, as they travel through Elyon on a quest that will change the course of their fate, and the fate of their land.  Read by acclaimed author, playwright and narrator Ron McLarty, Into The Mist will be available in an unabridged 6-CD, 7.5-hour set, for the suggested retail price of $28.95.
 
INTO THE MIST SYNOPSIS:
Before the walls went up...there were adventures.  Follow young Thomas Warvold and his brother, Roland, as they journey through Elyon, discovering new mysteries, new challenges, and magical creatures that will change the course of their fate, and the fate of their land.  From a humble and unexplained childhood in a very strange orphanage to a series of fearless escapes to a quest full of riddles and exploration, Thomas and Roland find that their identity — and the mysterious tattoos on their knees — are linked to a much greater history than they ever would have guessed.  One brother, Thomas, is destined for adventure on land, while the other brother, Roland, is destined for adventure on the sea.  But before this happens, they must journey into the mist and find the truth about both their past and their future.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
New York Times-bestselling author Patrick Carman makes his home in the wilderness of eastern Washington and insists that it is a rather ordinary home and is not, in fact, surrounded by stone walls.  He plays no musical instruments, but he has been known to torture dinner guests with attempts on the harmonica.  He divides his time between writing, public speaking, spending time with his wife and two daughters, reading, fly-fishing, paragliding, and snowboarding.

ABOUT THE NARRATOR:
Ron McLarty is an accomplished actor and audiobook narrator. He has appeared on Broadway in That Championship Season, Our Country's Good, and Moonchildren. His film credits include Two Bits, The Postman, and The Flamingo Kid. On television he starred in Spenser for Hire and Cop Rock. Mr. McLarty is an award-winning playwright and the author of the acclaimed novel The Memory of Running.
 
Into The Mist:
Scholastic Audio      Scholastic Press
Narrator: Ron McLarty       Written by Patrick Carman
Format: Unabridged, Approx. 7.5 hours, 6 discs   Format:  Hardcover
Publication Date: September 2007    Publication Date: September 2007
ISBN: 0-545-02490-0      ISBN: 0-439-89952-4
$28.95 U.S. / $34.99 CAN     $11.99/ Ages 9 and up
 
 
About Scholastic Media
Scholastic Media (SM), the entertainment and media division of Scholastic, is a leading producer of quality, family-oriented content across multiple platforms, including feature films, television programming, videos, interactive and audio products, and web sites, and is a major developer and marketer of children's brands worldwide. Among SM's award-winning and top-rated productions are the animated series Clifford The Big Red Dog® (PBS KIDS®); the Emmy award-winning spin-off series Clifford's Puppy Days™(PBS KIDS); I SPY (HBO Family); The Magic School Bus® (TLC); Goosebumps®; Animorphs®; Maya & Miguel™ (PBS KIDS GO!); and SM’s newest series, WordGirl™, (PBS KID GO!).  SM's critically-acclaimed feature films include Clifford's Really Big Movie, The Indian in the Cupboard, The Babysitters Club Movie, and The Mighty. SM also produced the forthcoming film The Golden Compass, based on the award-winning Philip Pullman trilogy His Dark Materials, for New Line Cinema. Scholastic is a co-creator of the new multi-platform qubo® network for children, which promotes literacy and positive values through entertainment.  Provided by Scholastic, Dragon is the new pre-school series airing on qubo®.
 
About Scholastic
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology.  Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children's books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys.  The Company distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs, school-based book fairs, and school-based and direct-to-home continuity programs; retail stores, schools, libraries and television networks; and the Company's Internet site, www.scholastic.com.
 

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