A sequel to Dr. Seuss’s 1957 book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is planned to be published later this year.
The new story will be called ‘How the Grinch Lost Christmas!, and will be written by Alastair Heim and illustrated by Aristides Ruiz. The storyline will pick up one year after the action of the original. It is an official sequel but not based on anything from the archive of Dr. Seuss.
The new book will be the first official Grinch narrative following the first book.
How the Grinch Lost Christmas! will feature the Grinch trying to prove to the Whos that he has grown to love the festive season. He will devise a plan to win Who-ville’s Christmas Crown by making a spectacular Christmas tree.
Heim has written other Dr. Seuss-themed books including I Am the Cat in the Hat, while Ruiz has illustrated the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library books for more than two decades.
The new book will be first published on 5 September.
The original Grinch book, which has sold millions of copies around the world, was adapted for a live-action film starring Jim Carrey in 2000 and again for an animated in 2017 with Benedict Cumberbatch.