Kate McKinnon To Release Debut Novel For Middle-Grade Readers


Kate McKinnon is sporting a brand new hat — creator.

The comic is dipping her toes into the middle-grade style along with her debut novel, The Millicent Quibb School of Etiquette for Young Ladies of Mad Science, concerning the Porch Sisters (Gertrude, Eugenia, and Dee-Dee) and the city of Antiquarium’s lone mad scientist, Millicent Quibb.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (LBYR), a division of Hachette Book Group will publish the novel. LBYR Executive Editor Erika Turner acquired North American rights from Ted Malawer at Upstart Crow Literary and can edit the venture.

The ebook is ready to debut on October 1, 2024.

According to McKinnon, she started engaged on the ebook effectively earlier than first showing on SNL. This story and these characters are impressed by her personal childhood.

In a press release, she stated: “I wanted to write the kind of book that I would have loved reading when I was younger, when I was eating honeysuckle on the playground and collecting bugs and falling in love with the natural world—I hope young people read about the adventures of the Porch Sisters and are inspired to get out there and have their own adventures. I started playing with the idea of these characters and this world over a decade ago and am so thrilled to finally bring them to an audience, especially with a team as wonderful as the one at LBYR.”

Added Megan Tingley, LBYR President & Publisher: “Kate McKinnon has brought all the intelligence, energy, and go-for-broke comedic genius she has on stage to the pages of this book. Her essential message that being weird is exactly what makes you wonderful will inspire and empower young readers everywhere.”

The Millicent Quibb School of Etiquette for Young Ladies of Mad Science additionally options art work McKinnon herself drafted (character drawings, innovations, and diagrams) and that illustrator Alfredo Cáceres fine-tuned in his signature gothic fashion.

Here’s a abstract of The Millicent Quibb School of Etiquette for Young Ladies of Mad Science.

Gertrude, Eugenia, and Dee-Dee Porch don’t belong. They don’t belong within the snooty city of Antiquarium, the place all ladies should go to etiquette college and all canines should be bichon frises. They don’t belong with their adoptive household: their uptight Aunt Desdemona, their materialistic Uncle Ansel, and their seven snide cousins, who’re all named Lavinia. And they actually don’t belong at Mrs. Wintermacher’s etiquette college—they’re much more occupied with machines and slugs than posture and little forks. After Mrs. Wintermacher expels them for insubordination, the ladies count on to be despatched away for good . . . till they obtain a mysterious invitation to a brand new college. Suddenly, the ladies discover themselves underneath the tutelage of the notorious Millicent Quibb—a mad scientist with worms in her hair and oysters in her bathtub. At 231 Mysterium Way, the pizza is deadly, the bus is powered by gerbils, and the dean of scholars is a hermit crab. Dangerous? Yes! More enjoyable than they’ve ever had? Absolutely! But when the sisters are requested to save lots of their city from an evil cabal of nefarious mad scientists, they need to be taught to embrace what has at all times made them stand out and decide what aspect they’re on—earlier than it’s too late!


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