Sweet Valley Twins Heads to Random House Graphics
Francine Pascal’s bestselling series Sweet Valley Twins will be published in graphic novel format by Random House Graphic, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books (RHCB). Senior Editor Whitney Leopard will edit the series and acquired world rights from Amy Berkower, President, Writers House, and Kate McKean, VP, Howard Morhaim Literary Agency. Sweet Valley Twins #1: Best Friends is scheduled to release on November 1, 2022.
Writer Nicole Andelfinger and artist Claudia Aguirre will launch the graphic novel line with an adaptation of Sweet Valley Twins #1: Best Friends, the first novel in the series, which was originally published in 1986. Fans of ’80s and ’90s pop culture will fondly remember twins Elizabeth and Jessica from Sweet Valley, California, and their navigation of friendship, school, crushes, and more.
The graphic novels will be available simultaneously in hardcover and trade paperback formats. The second book in the series, Teacher’s Pet, will be published in 2023.
In Sweet Valley Twins #1: Best Friends, Jessica and Elizabeth are ready to take on middle school . . . but are they ready to take on each other? Jessica and Elizabeth have always been inseparable, but starting middle school means a chance for new beginnings. Elizabeth is excited to organize a school newspaper, but Jessica is more interested in joining the exclusive Unicorn Club. Middle school is hard enough, but with these twins each dealing with becoming their own person, will they be able to stay friends?