Henry Winkler has 3-book deal for new middle-grade series

This cover image released by Abrams shows "Alien Superstar," by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver. Winkler is planning an out-of-this-world take on fame and show business. The 73-year-old actor known for “Happy Days” and “Barry” has a three-book deal with Abrams Children’s Books for a middle-grade series about an alien who somehow lands in Hollywood and becomes a teen sensation. The series is called “Alien Superstar” and will be co-written with Lin Oliver and illustrated by Ethan Nicolle. The first book is scheduled for Oct. 1, Abrams announced Monday, April 22, 2019. (Abrams via AP)

Henry Winkler is planning an out-of-this-world-take on fame and show business

NEW YORK — Henry Winkler is planning an out-of-this-world take on fame and show business.

The 73-year-old actor known for "Happy Days" and "Barry" has a three-book deal with Abrams Children's Books for a middle-grade series about an alien who somehow lands in Hollywood and becomes a teen sensation. The series is called "Alien Superstar" and will be co-written with Lin Oliver and illustrated by Ethan Nicolle.

The first book is scheduled for Oct. 1, Abrams announced Monday.

Winkler said in a statement the series' theme is "don't judge a book by its cover." He and Oliver have previously teamed up on the "Here's Hank" and "Hank Zipzer" stories.

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