Disney Channel Acquires Teen Tale ‘Upside-Down Magic’


Disney Channel has optioned “Upside-Down Magic,” a book series from Scholastic, for development of an original TV show. The first book of the series, by bestselling authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle and Emily Jenkins, will be released on September 29, 2015. “Upside-Down Magic” follows the misadventures of Nory, the youngest in a family of elite magicians, who finds herself relegated to a class for misfits after one magical mishap too many. There Nory meets a group of kids with equally wonky powers. Surrounded by people who believe in her, she starts to question if her so-called “upside-down magic” might actually be right side up after all.

About the Authors:
SARAH MLYNOWSKI is the author of many books for tweens, teens and adults, including the New York Times bestselling Whatever After series, the Magic in Manhattan series and “Gimme a Call.” She would like to be a flicker so she could make the mess in her room invisible. Visit her online at www.sarahm.com.

LAUREN MYRACLE is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for young readers, including The Winnie Years (which begins with “Ten”), the Flower Power series (which begins with “Love Ya Bunches”) and the Life of Ty series. She would like to be a fuzzy so she could talk to unicorns and feed them berries. You can find Lauren online at www.laurenmyracle.com.

EMILY JENKINS is the author of many chapter books, including the Toys Trilogy (which begins with “Toys Go Out”) and the Invisible Inkling series. Her picture books include “Lemonade in Winter,” “Toys Meet Snow” and “The Fun Book of Scary Stuff.” She would like to be a flare and work as a pastry chef. Visit Emily at www.emilyjenkins.com.

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