GP Putnam came out of a seven-publisher auction with publication rights to The Chronicles of Egg, a new three-book series written by Geoff Rodkey. He’s the writer whose screen credits include Daddy Day Care, Daddy Day Camp and RV. Set in a fictional pirate-infested Caribbean island chain, the young-adult book series tells the story of a 13-year-old boy on the run from a wealthy and powerful villain trying to kill him for his connection to a hidden treasure. Egg has no idea what the connection is. Book deal was made by Josh Getzler and Jennifer Besser, and Rodkey’s repped by Gersh. He intends to write the screenplay adaptation, though screen rights haven’t been sold yet. The first title, Deadweather and Sunrise, will be published next summer.
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