You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Marley’ series unleashed

John Grogan to pen 13 new kids' books

HarperCollins Children’s Books has acquired world rights to 13 books based on author John Grogan’s popular “Marley” pooch series, which spawned the hit Fox release “Marley and Me.”

The deal, negotiated by HarperCollins Children’s Books VP-editorial director Maria Modugno and DeFiore and Co.’s Laurie Abkemeier, provides for the titles to be published in a variety of formats. Three picture books, including “Marley Goes to School,” will be published in addition to several “I Can Read” books, a series for beginning readers.

The first book is scheduled for publication this summer.

Earlier “Marley” works by Grogan include the bestselling memoir “Marley: A Dog Like No Other,” an adaptation of the No. 1 adult bestseller “Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog” and bestselling picture book “Bad Dog, Marley!”

“John Grogan has such an endless supply of stories inspired by the original Marley that we knew we’d need an extended program to be able to tell them all,” Modugno said.

More Film

  • All the Money in the World

    Golden Globes: 'All the Money in the World' Lands Three Nominations After Whirlwind Reshoots

    HarperCollins Children’s Books has acquired world rights to 13 books based on author John Grogan’s popular “Marley” pooch series, which spawned the hit Fox release “Marley and Me.” The deal, negotiated by HarperCollins Children’s Books VP-editorial director Maria Modugno and DeFiore and Co.’s Laurie Abkemeier, provides for the titles to be published in a variety […]

  • Diane Kruger Hong Chau

    Diane Kruger Says She Walked Out of Audition Over Director's Disrespect

    HarperCollins Children’s Books has acquired world rights to 13 books based on author John Grogan’s popular “Marley” pooch series, which spawned the hit Fox release “Marley and Me.” The deal, negotiated by HarperCollins Children’s Books VP-editorial director Maria Modugno and DeFiore and Co.’s Laurie Abkemeier, provides for the titles to be published in a variety […]

  • Golden Globes: 'Get Out' Lands Controversial

    Golden Globes: 'Get Out' Lands Best Picture Nomination Amid Comedy Dispute

    HarperCollins Children’s Books has acquired world rights to 13 books based on author John Grogan’s popular “Marley” pooch series, which spawned the hit Fox release “Marley and Me.” The deal, negotiated by HarperCollins Children’s Books VP-editorial director Maria Modugno and DeFiore and Co.’s Laurie Abkemeier, provides for the titles to be published in a variety […]

  • Golden Globes Snubs and Surprises

    Golden Globes Nominations: 21 Biggest Snubs and Surprises

    HarperCollins Children’s Books has acquired world rights to 13 books based on author John Grogan’s popular “Marley” pooch series, which spawned the hit Fox release “Marley and Me.” The deal, negotiated by HarperCollins Children’s Books VP-editorial director Maria Modugno and DeFiore and Co.’s Laurie Abkemeier, provides for the titles to be published in a variety […]

  • The Greatest Showman on Earth

    Oscar Fortunes Appear to Rise and Fall, but It's Just the Golden Globes

    HarperCollins Children’s Books has acquired world rights to 13 books based on author John Grogan’s popular “Marley” pooch series, which spawned the hit Fox release “Marley and Me.” The deal, negotiated by HarperCollins Children’s Books VP-editorial director Maria Modugno and DeFiore and Co.’s Laurie Abkemeier, provides for the titles to be published in a variety […]

  • Golden Globes 2018 Nominations: First-Time Nominees

    Golden Globes Nominations: First-Timers Break Through

    HarperCollins Children’s Books has acquired world rights to 13 books based on author John Grogan’s popular “Marley” pooch series, which spawned the hit Fox release “Marley and Me.” The deal, negotiated by HarperCollins Children’s Books VP-editorial director Maria Modugno and DeFiore and Co.’s Laurie Abkemeier, provides for the titles to be published in a variety […]

  • Mariah Carey hand and feet imprint

    Golden Globes Music Nominees Include Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood

    HarperCollins Children’s Books has acquired world rights to 13 books based on author John Grogan’s popular “Marley” pooch series, which spawned the hit Fox release “Marley and Me.” The deal, negotiated by HarperCollins Children’s Books VP-editorial director Maria Modugno and DeFiore and Co.’s Laurie Abkemeier, provides for the titles to be published in a variety […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content