No nuts about it, Doreen Green has climbed into our hearts, landing consecutively on Paste’s best-of lists with Ryan North and Erica Henderson’s winsome solo title. She can also kick Wolverine’s butt, which is pretty darn impressive. Writers Shannon and Dean Hale have a new prose adventure for the rodent-powered heroine in The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World, courtesy Marvel Press and Disney Hyperion. The middle-grade novel shows a 14-year-old Green jumping coasts from California to New Jersey, where she adapts to school life and foils mischief. Check out an excerpt here.
Paste, Marvel and Disney are giving away a copy of the book, but that’s not all. We’re also inviting you to join Green with a pair of squirrel ears and a Squirrel Girl mug. (Note: the mug can only be used for hazelnut lattes made with almond milk, per Green’s request.)
How can you win this stockpile of Squirrel Girl goodness?
Follow us on Twitter and tweet us your favorite Squirrel Girl moment (and no, you can’t pick kicking Wolverine’s butt because we already listed it above, cheaters). Include the tag #SquirrelGirl. The giveaway is available to US addresses only. We’ll pick the winner on Monday.
About The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Fourteen-year-old Doreen Green moved from sunny California to the suburbs of New Jersey. She must start at a new school, make new friends, and continue to hide her fluffy tail. Yep, Doreen has the powers of… a squirrel!
After failing at several attempts to find her new BFF, Doreen feels lonely and trapped, like a caged animal. Then one day Doreen uses her extraordinary powers to stop a group of troublemakers from causing mischief in the neighborhood, and her whole life changes. Everyone at school is talking about it! Doreen contemplates becoming a full-fledged Super Hero. And thus, Squirrel Girl is born!
She saves cats from trees, keeps the sidewalks clean, and prevents vandalism. All is well until a real-life Super Villain steps out of the shadows and declares Squirrel Girl is archenemy. Can Doreen balance being a teenager and a Super Hero? Or will she go… NUTS?
About The Authors
Shannon Hale and Dean Hale are the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the Princess in Black series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Shannon Hale is also the author of the Newbery Honor novel Princess Academy as well as the New York Times best-selling series Ever After High. Shannon Hale and Dean Hale live in Salt Lake City, Utah.