Sir Paul McCartney is set to release his second children’s picture book titled ‘Grandude’s Green Submarine’ in September.

Sir Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney

The Beatles legend turned his talents to writing children’s stories for the first time in September 2019 when he released ‘Hey Grandude!’, which told the story of a magical grandpa.

And now, Paul – who named the titular character Grandude after being inspired by a nickname his own eight grandchildren had given him – is set to write a sequel to the story named ‘Grandude’s Green Submarine’, which will hit shelves on September 2.

The new book will continue the adventures of Grandude and his grandchildren as they set off on a quest to find their music-loving grandmother, Nandude.

In a statement, Paul said: “I’m really happy with how ‘Hey Grandude!’ was received as this was a very personal story for me, celebrating Grandudes everywhere and their relationships and adventures with their grandchildren. I love that it has become a book read to grandkids at bedtime all around the world. I always said if people liked the first book and there was an appetite for more I would write some further adventures for Grandude – so he’s back and this time with his special invention, Grandude’s green submarine!”

Illustrator Kathryn Durst will also return to the series to draw the pictures for the second book, after previously teaming up with Paul for the first instalment.

In her own statement, she said: “I am so thrilled to be collaborating with Paul again on Grandude’s Green Submarine. I think this is the adventure book we all need during this time, when everyone is stuck at home and longing to travel to exciting new places. I really enjoyed drawing the newest character in the book, Nandude, particularly because we both share a love of playing the accordion!”

‘Grandude’s Green Submarine’ is available for pre-order now and will be released in hardcover under the Random House Books for Young Readers imprint in the US and the Puffin imprint in the UK.


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