Fans of the Dr. Seuss classic will soon learn what transpired after the Grinch attempted to steal Christmas.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the author's 1957 children's book, will be followed in this September.
The first Grinch story extension is How the Grinch Lost Christmas!, which takes place a year after the original tale.
Two people with prior Dr. Seuss franchise experience wrote and illustrated it.
The book is still among his most well-known creations even though Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel, passed away in 1991.
It has received three film adaptations and sold millions of copies worldwide, including nearly 10 million in just North America.
The Grinch tries to ruin Christmas for the town of Whoville in the original book. Instead, he gains knowledge about the true meaning of the holiday and has a heartfelt revelation as a result.
According to Susan Brandt, president and CEO of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the organization responsible for overseeing the author's legacy, the decision to extend the plot was carefully thought out.
When the organization stopped publishing six books by the cartoonist from Massachusetts in 2021 due to racially sensitive imagery, it caused a stir.
According to Random House Children's Books, the Grinch will be "eager to prove that his heart has grown to love the holiday" in the new book, which is not based on anything from the Dr. Seuss archives.
Alastair Heim, the author of two other books with a Dr. Seuss theme, wrote this one. The Cat in the Hat, another classic Seuss work, was illustrated for more than 20 years by Aristides Ruiz for Learning Library.
According to Mr. Heim, he "couldn't quite believe that I was actually getting to play in the amazing creative sandbox Dr. Seuss created all those decades ago.".
When given the opportunity, Mr. Ruiz claimed, he "jumped at it only to discover that it was challenging and intimidating to approach adding to or expanding such an esteemed and treasured part of the American Christmas canon.".
The book is currently up for pre-order and is due out on September 5th.