“The Nate series by Tim Federle is a wonderful evocation of what it’s like to be a theater kid. Highly recommended.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda, star and creator of the musical, Hamilton
A small-town boy hops a bus to New York City to pursue his musical theater dreams in this winning middle grade series that The New York Times called “inspired and inspiring.”
Nate Foster has big dreams.
His whole life Nate has wanted to star in a Broadway show and, with his best friend’s help, he plans a daring escape to New York, where he auditions at the open casting call for E.T.: The Musical. What follows is the kind of adventure a small-town boy like Nate could only dream about; a story of taking chances, following your heart, growing into your own and, ultimately, coming home.
Tim Federle’s groundbreaking, Lambda Literary Award–winning series is a love letter to theater kids young and not-so-young—and for anyone who ever wondered if they could truly go home again. Especially when doing so means facing everything you thought you’d left behind.
This fantastic collection includes: Better Nate Than Ever Five, Six, Seven, Nate! Nate Expectations
Tim Federle is the showrunner and executive producer of High School Musical: the Musical: the Series, which he created for Disney+. His novels include the New York Times Notable Book Better Nate Than Ever and its Lambda Literature Award–winning sequel—which Lin-Manuel Miranda called “a wonderful evocation of what it’s like to be a theater kid” (New York Times). A film adaptation of Nate, written and directed by Federle, will premiere on Disney+ in spring 2022. The film stars Aria Brooks, Joshua Bassett, Lisa Kudrow, and Rueby Wood as Nate. Tim’s hit series of cocktail recipe books, including Tequila Mockingbird, have sold over half a million copies worldwide. He cowrote the Broadway musical adaptation of Tuck Everlastingand won the Humanitas Prize for cowriting the Golden Globe and Academy Award–nominated Best Animated Feature Ferdinand, starring John Cena and Kate McKinnon. A former Broadway dancer, Tim was born in San Francisco, grew up in Pittsburgh, and now divides his time between Los Angeles and the internet.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 10, 2019)