'Frozen' Gets Sequel in Book Series


Disney's animated pic Frozen earned $93.5 million domestically over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend. While it placed second to holdover Catching Fire, Frozen still broke a domestic box office record, becoming the biggest Thanksgiving wide release opener ever. It has earned $539.1 million worldwide (as of Jan. 3), and has become the second biggest Walt Disney Animation Studios film ever domestically (behind The Lion King).

Young fans who can't just "Let it Go" will have new Anna and Elsa adventures to follow.

Let's call it Frozen 360: Movies, stage shows, a hit soundtrack, live-action appearances on ABC and now books. 

Random House announced that it is publishing a Frozen chapter-book series aimed at young readers that will continue the story from the 2013 hit Disney movie, which has grossed more than $1 billion at the box office.
Anna & Elsa #1: All Hail the Queen and its sequel, Anna & Elsa #2: Memory and Magic, will go on sale Jan. 6, 2015. The first two stories will add more detail to the Frozen world and follow Anna and Elsa as they get to know each other as sisters. 
Two more books will follow later in the year. Random House plans to publish three or four books a year going forward.
The books will be written by Erica David, who has penned licensed books spun off from How to Train Your Dragon, Legend of Korra and Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Random House children's division president Barbara Marcus compared the new Frozen series to the company's popular Never Girls series, which is set in Disney's Neverland.
"We have seen our Disney Never Girls series fill a real niche in the chapter book market, and with the momentum for Frozen only continuing to grow, we knew this was the perfect focus for this new series."