Lumberjanes Expands to Young Adult Novels

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson

The popular Boom! comic series Lumberjanes, about a mixed group of young women at a camp that tends to attract supernatural and mythological creatures, is going to be books!

According to Publishers Weekly, Amulet Books, the children’s imprint of Abrams (they publish the super-popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series), “will launch an original, illustrated middle-grade fiction Lumberjanes series based on the comics”.

The first novel of four planned is due in October, and it will be written by Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer, Supergirl: Being Super). Brooke Allen, one of the original artists on the comic series, will provide black-and-white illustrations. The book is expected to be quite popular, with an anticipated first printing of 150,000 copies. Here’s the description:

In the series opener, when the challenge-loving April leads the girls on a hike up the tallest mountain they’ve ever seen, things don’t go quite as planned. For one thing, the mountain might not be a mountain. Also, unicorns.

This may not be the only book type we see, as the later Boom! press release says “other formats that dive deeper into the world of Lumberjanes are also planned.”

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson


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