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  • 3 April 2014, 6:49

Russell Brand's Next Booky Wook Is For Kids

Russell Brand is to write a series of children's books retelling classic fairy stories and folk tales.

The first of the Trickster Tales series - The Pied Piper of Hamelin - will be released in November.

"Fairy stories are a code to change the way children see the world. Once children see the world differently change is inevitable," the actor and comedian said.

The star will be collaborating with award-winning illustrator Chris Riddell.

Publisher Jamie Byng said: "The pairing of Russell and Chris is a match made in heaven and their series of illustrated retellings has the potential to become a worldwide phenomenon."

The second and third books will arrive in 2015 and 2016.

Brand's previous books include the best-selling memoir My Booky Wook.

He is not the first comic actor to write a children's book - David Walliams has enjoyed success with the likes of Mr Stink and Gangsta Granny.