We're thrilled to announce that the book cover for EVER AFTER  HIGH: THE STORYBOOK OF LEGENDS by award-winning, bestselling author Shannon Hale has officially been revealed on Mattel's Ever After High Facebook page!  In May at Book Expo America, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers first announced the new partnership with Mattel. EVER AFTER  HIGH: THE STORYBOOK OF LEGENDS, the first book in the series, will go on sale October 8, 2013 and Mattel will release a full line of Ever After High products! Additional titles will be published each season.

Ever After High

EVER AFTER HIGH: THE STORYBOOK OF LEGENDS By Shannon Hale Little, Brown Books for Young Readers On-sale: October 8, 2013 Paper Over Board: $16.99 / 9780316401227 Trim size: 5-1/2" x 8" / Pages: 320 Ages 8-12

Book Description At Ever After High, an enchanting boarding school, the children of fairytale legends prepare themselves to fulfill their destinies as the next generation of Snow Whites, Prince Charmings and Evil Queens...whether they want to or not. Each year on Legacy Day, students sign the Storybook of Legends to seal their scripted fates. For generations, the Village of Book End has whispered that refusing to sign means The End-both for a story and for a life.

As the daughter of the Evil Queen, Raven Queen's destiny is to follow in her mother's wicked footsteps, but evil is so not Raven's style. She's starting to wonder, what if she rewrote her own story? The royal Apple White, daughter of the Fairest of Them All, has a happy ever after planned for herself, but it depends upon Raven feeding her a poison apple in their future.

What if Raven doesn't sign the Storybook of Legends? It could mean a happily never after for them both.

New York Times best-selling author Shannon Hale knew at age ten it was her destiny to become a writer. She has quested deep into fairytales in such enchanting books as The Goose Girl, Book of a Thousand Days, Rapunzel's Revenge, and Newbery Honor winner Princess Academy. With the princely and valiant writer Dean Hale, Shannon co-authored four charming children, who are free to follow their own destinies. Just so long as they get to bed on time.

For more information, please read the Publishers Weekly regarding the announcement: LBYR and Mattel (PW)