Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is planning to release a children’s book titled The Secret Society of Aunts and Uncles.
It was announced today by Feiwel and Friends and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group that Jake Gyllenhaal will be publishing a picture book called The Secret Society of Aunts and Uncles on Sept. 5, 2023.
Jake Gyllenhaal And His Partner Cowrote a Children’s Book
The children’s book was written by Gyllenhaal and his partner Greta Caruso. It is about a 10-year-old Leo, his Uncle Mo and a secret society that is going to help “make their relationship bloom.”
Award-winning illustrator Dan Santat is the one who will be doing the illustrations for the book,. He is best known for his book The Adventures of Beekle.
A synopsis of the books reads “a madcap, magical adventure into the heart of what it means to have an aunt or uncle—how we learn to keep each other close and how we find love in the simplest things.”
Gyllenhaal Wrote This Book For “all the nieces, nephews, uncles, and aunts out there.”
Gyllenhaal told People that he wrote the book for his nieces and for “all the nieces, nephews, uncles, and aunts out there.”
“There is no shortage of books for kids about their relationships to parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, neighborhood fire trucks, aloof cats, and loyal dogs… but what about aunts and uncles?” Gyllenhaal said.
“As a lifelong nephew and seasoned uncle, I wanted to write a book that shined a light on the singular relationship between an aunt or uncle and their niece or nephew — and the unsung (but essential!) craft of Auntistry and Uncleology,” he adds.
Caruso, Gyllenhaal’s longtime partner also talks about her inspiration for the book.
“As a new mom, I’m eager for my kid — and all kids — to remember that they should look to their aunts and uncles for a special kind of love and honesty, and what better way to do that than an adventure in the Secret Society for Aunts and Uncles?” Caruso said.