Sir Paul McCartney is preparing a sequel to his 2019 children’s picture book Hey Grandude!. The second adventure for Grandude and her grandchildren will take them on an epic journey to find their music-mad grandmother, Nandude.
The first volume of this adventure sold over 300,000 copies worldwide and quickly became a New York Times #1 bestseller.
“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,” McCartney said in a statement.
“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!”
The book’s illustrator Kathryn Durst added “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!”
This second instalment, Grandude’s Green Submarine, will be published by Random House Books For Young Readers in the US on September 2 and by Penguin Random House’s Puffin in the UK.