‘Gabby and the Dark’ and ‘Norman and the Flight’ Now on Sale

By May 2, 2019Company News


ORLANDO, FL. (May 2nd, 2019) – Will Gabby conquer her fear of the dark and explore the dark ocean? Will Norman ultimately find a way to fly? These two relatable marine animals tell their truths and failures in a new series of illustrated storybooks by Ripley Publishing.

Gabby and the Dark and Norman and the Flight, both named after Ripley Aquarium mascots, are sympathetic adventures told with highly expressive illustrations to deliver fun, surprise, and delight.

Hand painted in watercolor, Gabby and the Dark and  Norman and the Flight are illustrated by John Graziano, officially the seventh artist to take up the pen since Robert Ripley originated the Believe It or Not! cartoon panel in 1918.


Gabby’s not afraid of the dark! Well, maybe just a little.

Readers join Gabby as she explores the deep, dark ocean. Told from Gabby’s point of view, kids will relate to how scary the dark can feel but, like Gabby, will be assured that they, too, can conquer their fear and maybe even make a new friend in the process!

Who says penguins can’t fly?

The adorable Norman searches for a way to accomplish the impossible. Children and parents will giggle at Norman’s silly attempts to fly and relate to his disappointment at his failures. Will Norman ultimately find a way to fly? There’s only one way to find out!

Celebrating bravery and sharing the message never stop believing in yourself, Gabby and the Dark and Norman and the Flight go on sale May 7th, 2019, at all major booksellers.




Suzanne Smagala-Potts – US
Public Relations Manager
Ripley Entertainment Inc.
Office: 407-345 – 8010 | Cell: 727- 439 – 0136

Melanie Greco – Canada
Public Relations Consultant
Office: 647- 456 – 2653

Ripley Entertainment Inc. is the global leader in location-based entertainment. More than 14 million people visit its over 100 attractions in 10 countries each year. In addition to its 30 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs countries all around the world. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the second-largest privately held company in Canada.