Scholastic To Launch TombQuest™, A New Multi-Platform Action Adventure Series, In February 2015

Scholastic To Launch TombQuest™, A New Multi-Platform Action Adventure Series,
                               In February 2015

"Book 1: Book of the Dead" by Michael Northrop Brings the Thrill and Mysteries
of Ancient Egypt to Life

Joins Scholastic's Collection of Bestselling Multi-Platform Series with More
Than 22 Million Books in Print, and Integrated Online Game Community with More
Than 3 Million Registered Users to Date

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, July 15, 2014

NEW YORK, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Scholastic, the global children's
publishing, education and media company and the pioneering publisher of the
bestselling multi-platform properties The 39 Clues^®, Infinity Ring^® and
Spirit Animals^™, announced today that it will publish its next multi-platform
series, TombQuest^™, simultaneously in the United States, United Kingdom,
Canada, Australia and New Zealand in February 2015. The mystery of ancient
Egypt comes to life in this thrilling action adventure spanning five
spellbinding books by acclaimed author Michael Northrop and linked with an
interactive online game. The first title, Book of the Dead, will launch in
print and digital formats in February 2015, with the second book to follow in
May 2015. The five-book series for readers ages 8-12 also will feature hidden
puzzles and coded messages on the covers which kids can unlock to reveal key
plot points.

SCHOLASTIC TO LAUNCH TOMBQUEST™, A NEW MULTI-PLATFORM ACTION ADVENTURE SERIES,
IN FEBRUARY 2015; Joins Scholastic’s Collection of Bestselling Multi-Platform
Series The 39 Clues, Infinity Ring, and Spirit Animals with More Than 22
Million Books in Print, and Integrated Online Game Community with More Than 3
Million Registered Users to Date

There are currently more than 22 million copies of Scholastic's
industry-leading multi-platform books in print in the United States alone, and
its vibrant online game community has more than 3 million registrations to
date with the average user spending approximately 26 minutes online. In
December 2014, the TombQuest online game (www.scholastic.com/tombquest) will
launch in beta format. With TombQuest, Scholastic has developed its most viral
game to date, built around the social and interactive concept of "create,
play, and share." Kids become the "game masters" as they design their own
ancient Egyptian maze complete with treasure, traps and monsters, and
challenge their friends to play. The highly engaging game is complemented by a
safe and moderated online community where kids can chat about the books, write
fan fiction, share the games they have built, and learn more about ancient
Egypt.

"TombQuest is a thoroughly engrossing page-turner that hurtles its characters
on a non-stop adventure through the mysteries of ancient Egypt," said Ellie
Berger, President, Scholastic Trade Publishing. "With the online game, kids
are encouraged to broaden their imaginations, create their own worlds, and
share them with their friends. 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 follows two kids—Alex and his best friend Ren—who awaken the magic
of ancient Egypt. When Alex's mother uses the Egyptian Book of the Dead to
save him, she cracks open a door to the afterlife accidentally unleashing five
evil ancients: the Death Walkers. Alex and Ren must set off on an impossible
quest that takes them around the globe—and into the afterworld—in order to
save his mother and lay the Death Walkers to rest once and for all!

About Scholastic's Multi-Platform Properties:
Since launching the groundbreaking The 39 Clues series in 2008, the first of
its kind in publishing history, Scholastic has continued to innovate and
solidify its stake on the multi-platform space with the launch of the New York
Times bestselling Infinity Ring time travel adventure and the Spirit Animals
fantasy series. Each of these multi-platform series is comprised of books in
print and digital form, combined with fully integrated and immersive online
games that extend the reading experience. There are currently more than 22
million copies of Scholastic's multi-platform books in print, and more than 3
million registered online game users in all 50 states and 191 countries
worldwide. The books have been translated into 28 languages.

About Michael Northrop
Michael Northrop's debut novel, Gentlemen, earned him a Publishers Weekly
Flying Start, and his young adult thriller, Trapped, was published in 2011 to
great acclaim. His first middle grade novel, Plunked, was named one of the
best children's books of the year by the New York Public Library and was an
NPR "Backseat Book Club" selection. Northrop worked as an editor at Sports
Illustrated for Kids for many years, and he now writes full-time from his home
in New York City. Visit him online at www.michaelnorthrop.net.

About Scholastic
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and
distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology and
related services and children's media. Scholastic creates quality books and
ebooks, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, magazines,
multi-media and other products that help children learn both at school and at
home. The Company distributes its products and services worldwide through a
variety of channels, including school-based book clubs and book fairs, retail
stores, schools, libraries, on-air, and online at www.scholastic.com.

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