9-Year-Old Reporter Hilde Lysiak Lands 4-Book Deal

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Hilde Lysiak, the young reporter who made headlines last September as the 8-year-old founder of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania’s only newspaper, is moving on to bigger things. Now at age 9, she just landed a four-book deal to write a series of detective novels with her Orange Street News editor (and father), journalist Matthew Lysiak, Vulture reports.

According to Scholastic, the illustrated chapter books will feature Hilde and her older sister Izzy in fictionalized versions of stories that the enterprising young journalist has covered in real life—which include hard-hitting stories like murder investigations. Through those tales, Scholastic hopes the books will introduce a new generation of aspiring reporters to solve "mysteries of their own."

Look for the first volume of Hilde Cracks the Case in fall 2017.

[h/t Vulture]

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