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About Poptropica®

Poptropica® is a virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Every month, millions of kids from around the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica's engaging quests, stories and games.

Kids create a "Poptropican" character to travel the many Islands of Poptropica and use gaming literacy to enjoy a narrative that is often rooted in factual history. Problem-solving skills are honed as kids discover and solve mysteries unique to each Island.

There are always new areas to explore in this ever-expanding world where kids can collect objects, read digital books and comics, watch movies and compete in head-to-head competition. Parents can always trust that their children are playing — and learning — in a safe online environment.

Poptropica is published by Family Education Network, a part of Pearson, the global leader in education and learning technology.

Poptropica was selected as an Official Honoree in the 17th Annual Webby Awards in the Games category.



Safety

Your Child's Account
Friends and Social Interaction on Poptropica

Your Child's Account

A Poptropica® user account is not required to play Poptropica. An avatar (Poptropican character) is needed to play, which requires the player's age and gender. We do not collect any personally identifiable information from players.

A user account is required to enjoy certain features of Poptropica, such as viewing a personalized "Welcome Back" page, accessing items in the Poptropica Store, adding friends, and getting Membership. In order to create a user account, just click on the "Save" button in the lower right hand corner of any Island screen and enter a username and password. Players should not include their name or any other identifiable information when creating their username.

Your child's avatar name (e.g. "Scary Tomato"), which is displayed to other users, is randomly generated. It is different from the username that your child selects to save and log in to their user account.

If your child would like to set up the "Forgot Password" feature, a parent email address is required in order to do so. An email will be sent to the parent email address which requires you to confirm this request. If you confirm, and your child's password is forgotten in the future, you'll be able to reset the password.

Poptropica® does not share any user information with other sites, nor do we collect user information from other sites.

Friends and Social Interaction on Poptropica

Players can interact with one another in common rooms by using scripted chat options. No free typing is possible, and therefore no personal information can ever be shared.

Poptropica's friends feature allows players to express themselves on Poptropica. They can share basic information about their personality, mood, and achievements. Players build their profile page by answering multiple choice Pop Quiz questions.

No personally identifiable information is collected from players, or shared with other players.

Press & Media

06/10/2014 - Poptropica Unveils Comic Strip to be Distributed by GoComics From Universal Uclick
05/08/2014 - Poptropica App, Now for iPhone and iPod touch, Available on the App Store
05/06/2014 - Poptropica Honored as Cynopsis Kids !magination Awards Finalist for World Champions Players Map
04/18/2014 - Poptropica's "Mission Atlantis" Takes Players to the Bottom of the Sea, Online Now
04/15/2014 - POPTROPICA, TOGETHER WITH PENGUIN YOUNG READERS GROUP, ANNOUNCES THE WINNER OF THE "CREATE YOUR DREAM POPTROPICA ISLAND CONTEST"
03/20/2014 - Poptropica's First Episodic Adventure Unveiled
03/11/2014 - Free Poptropica App, Now Available on the App Store, Brings Storytelling to iPad
02/13/2014 - Long-Awaited "Monster Carnival" Debuts on Poptropica

PRESS RELEASE

Poptropica Unveils Comic Strip to be Distributed by GoComics From Universal Uclick

New Comic From Virtual World for Kids Joins World's Most Popular Comics and Cartoons

BOSTON – June 10, 2014Poptropica® announced today that its new comic strip, "Poptropica," featuring the best-loved characters from the popular virtual world for kids, will now be distributed by GoComics, from Universal Uclick, home to many of the most popular comics and cartoons in the world.

The new Poptropica comic strip, debuting today at www.gocomics.com/poptropica, follows the hilarious adventures of two mismatched boys, Oliver and Jorge, who unexpectedly find themselves in a strange world of endless islands, each inhabited by its own unique residents. Frankensteins, dinosaurs, balloon animals, penguin pirates — the boys come across anything and everything as they pop from island to island looking for a way to get back home.

GoComics.com from Universal Uclick is the web's largest catalog of syndicated newspaper strips and web comics, offering new, fresh and free content every day. Poptropica joins classic and iconic comics from GoComics.com, including PEANUTS; Calvin and Hobbes; Garfield; Ziggy; and Dilbert.

"Now with Poptropica's new comic distributed to digital venues around the world through GoComics, kids will have yet another way to immerse themselves in the site's story-based adventures," said Jess M. Brallier, publisher of Poptropica. "This is yet another milestone in the growth of Poptropica as a global brand."

This new partnership with Universal uClick is an extension of the Poptropica brand experience. Kids around the world can follow along in the hilarious adventures of Oliver and Jorge in this new online comic adventure. Other ventures to support the brand currently include an online shop, developed in collaboration with Custom Personalization Solutions (LLC), where fans can customize merchandise with their Poptropica avatars; video games and an app by Ubisoft; and a series of books published under the Poptropica imprint.

The Poptropica comics are written by Paul Gilligan and Kory Merritt. Gilligan has studied animation and illustration and worked in a variety of fields including advertising, editorial, character design, storyboarding and comics. His comic strip, Pooch Cafe, is syndicated in 250 newspapers worldwide by Universal Press, and was nominated in 2009 for best strip by the National Cartoonist Society. He resides in Toronto.

Merritt teaches K-6 art in Hammondsport, New York. He won the John Locher Memorial Award for Cartooning in 2007 and creates the online children's book "Lost Side Suburbia" for GoComics and Funbrain.

Hundreds of millions of kids have visited Poptropica since its launch six and a half years ago and the number grows every day. Poptropica players come from more than 200 different countries and territories and have their web browsers set to more than 100 different languages. In addition, the recently launched free Poptropica App, available for download on the App StoreSM, brings Poptropica's unparalleled storytelling to iPad®, iPhone® and iPod Touch® giving kids another safe place to play and experience the stories brought to life on Poptropica.

Kids can stay up to date on news about upcoming new Islands and other exciting developments in the world of Poptropica on the official Poptropica blog.

iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple, Inc.

About Poptropica (http://www.poptropica.com)

Poptropica is a virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Every month, millions of kids from around the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica's engaging quests, stories and games.

Kids create a "Poptropican" character to travel the many Islands of Poptropica and use gaming literacy to enjoy a narrative that is often rooted in factual history. Problem-solving skills are honed as kids discover and solve mysteries unique to each Island.

There are always new areas to explore in this ever-expanding world where kids can collect objects, read digital books and comics, watch movies and compete in head-to-head competition. Parents can always trust that their children are playing — and learning — in a safe online environment.

Poptropica is published by Pearson, the world's leading learning company.

For more information, press only:

Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications for Poptropica,
lwolfe@lwolfe.com
773-227-1049

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PRESS RELEASE

Poptropica App, Now for iPhone and iPod touch, Available on the App Store

Free App Puts Popular Virtual World's Stories in the Palms of Kids' Hands

BOSTON – May 8, 2014 — Today, the popular Poptropica App launches for iPhone® and iPod touch®. Available for free download on the App StoreSM, the app brings Poptropica's unparalleled storytelling now to iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®, giving kids more safe places to play and experience the stories brought to life on Poptropica.

"This is a big day for us at Poptropica," said Jeff Kinney, Poptropica creator and author of the bestselling "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series. "We're so excited that our great, interactive stories are finally available for kids to experience in the palm of their hands."

Now Poptropicans can play four of Poptropica's adventures on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, including the brand new Mission Atlantis Island, which features Episode 1: Into the Deep; Survival Island, Episode 1: Crash Landing; "24 Carrot Island" and "Time Tangled Island." More brand-new Islands will be added to the Poptropica App in the near future. Launched in April, "Mission Atlantis" is an episodic quest. On their tablet, mobile device, or the Web, players will discover that it's a different world under the sea, and that an ancient secret at the bottom of the ocean is beyond their wildest dreams. Also an episodic adventure, "Survival" challenges players to overcome challenges to survive after the blimp they were traveling in has crash-landed in the woods.

"Poptropica fans were so excited when we launched our free app for iPad that we immediately started to get requests to play the Poptropica experience on iPhone," said Jess M. Brallier, publisher of Poptropica. "Never fear, we haven't forgotten Poptropica players with other devices - an app for AndroidTM tablets and phones is right around the corner."

Kids will enjoy opening the Poptropica App for iPhone, creating a new Poptropican, and exploring a welcoming scene where they can collect gold shards and first experience Poptropica on a touch screen. Up to three Poptropican characters can be customized to play. More information on the new Poptropica App can be found at Poptropica.com/apps.

Hundreds of millions of kids have visited Poptropica since its launch six and a half years ago and the number grows every day. Poptropica players come from more than 200 different countries and territories and have their web browsers set to more than 100 different languages. Kids can stay up to date on news about upcoming new Islands and other exciting developments in the world of Poptropica on the official Poptropica blog.

Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

About Poptropica (http://www.poptropica.com)

Poptropica is a virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Every month, millions of kids from around the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica's engaging quests, stories and games.

Kids create a "Poptropican" character to travel the many Islands of Poptropica and use gaming literacy to enjoy a narrative that is often rooted in factual history. Problem-solving skills are honed as kids discover and solve mysteries unique to each Island.

There are always new areas to explore in this ever-expanding world where kids can collect objects, read digital books and comics, watch movies and compete in head-to-head competition. Parents can always trust that their children are playing — and learning — in a safe online environment.

Poptropica is published by Pearson, the world's leading learning company.

For more information, press only:

Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications for Poptropica,
lwolfe@lwolfe.com
773-227-1049

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PRESS RELEASE

Poptropica Honored as Cynopsis Kids !magination Awards Finalist for World Champions Players Map

Popular Virtual World for Kids Recognized for Outstanding, Cross-Platform Programming and Marketing in the Kids Media Industry

BOSTON – May 6, 2014 — Poptropica is a finalist for its Islands' World Champions Player Maps in Cynopsis Kids' third annual !magination Awards, recognizing the most outstanding cross-platform programming and marketing in the kids media industry. The popular virtual world for kids, which launched nearly seven years ago, added the interactive map in September 2013 to provide another way for players to celebrate their accomplishments.

On Poptropica, kids safely explore and play gaming-based stories with a deep narrative and unique challenge to solve. Kids hone their problem-solving skills by exploring rich environments and experiencing the story as it unfolds through their game play. Traditionally, the Top 10 players that finished a new quest would be announced in the official Poptropica blog. However, with millions of players on Poptropica each month, it was difficult to achieve a coveted spot on that list.

Now when a new quest is launched, an interactive Player Map launches with it. Kids can search for their usernames to find out their exact rank for completing the adventure. They can also filter the map to show the first 10, 100 or 1,000 finishers and drill down to see their fellow Poptropican players by U.S. state or country. The Player Map also shows all countries where kids have played that quest.

"The millions of kids who play Poptropica have always felt a great sense of accomplishment when they complete a quest. We added the World Champions Players Map to give them a stronger sense of accomplishment, strengthen their connection to the world of Poptropica and create a connection to other players around the world," said Jess M. Brallier, publisher of Poptropica. "It is an honor to have the Cynopsis Kids' !imagination Awards recognize the contribution that the World Champions Player Map has made to growing the Poptropica brand."

Hundreds of millions of kids have visited the virtual world for kids since its launch and the number grows every day. Poptropica players come from more than 200 different countries and territories and have their web browsers set to more than 100 different languages. Kids can stay up to date on news about upcoming new Islands and other exciting developments in the world of Poptropica on the official Poptropica blog.

About Poptropica (http://www.poptropica.com)

Poptropica is a virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Every month, millions of kids from around the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica's engaging quests, stories and games.

Kids create a "Poptropican" character to travel the many Islands of Poptropica and use gaming literacy to enjoy a narrative that is often rooted in factual history. Problem-solving skills are honed as kids discover and solve mysteries unique to each Island.

There are always new areas to explore in this ever-expanding world where kids can collect objects, read digital books and comics, watch movies and compete in head-to-head competition. Parents can always trust that their children are playing — and learning — in a safe online environment.

Poptropica is published by Pearson, the world's leading learning company.

For more information, press only:

Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications for Poptropica,
lwolfe@lwolfe.com
773-227-1049

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PRESS RELEASE

Poptropica's "Mission Atlantis" Takes Players to the Bottom of the Sea, Online Now

Episodic Adventure Available Soon on New Poptropica App

BOSTON – April 18, 2014 — Poptropica players will travel to the bottom of the sea in "Mission Atlantis," an episodic quest available now to Poptropica members with Early Access. The adventure on the popular virtual world for kids will become available to the public on May 15, 2014.

On "Mission Atlantis," players will discover that it's a different world under the sea, and that an ancient secret at the bottom of the ocean is beyond their wildest dreams. In the first episode, their mission starts out simply. Players take a submarine into the deep ocean to photograph rare sea creatures for a nature documentary. They explore mazes and figure out how to get the perfect shot of each fish. Then a stunning discovery leads them to a brand new mission — and from there, the underwater adventures continue.

In addition, the first episode of "Mission Atlantis" will soon be available on the free Poptropica App. Available for download on the App StoreSM, the app brings Poptropica's unparalleled storytelling to iPad®, giving kids another safe place to play and experience the stories brought to life on Poptropica.

"Poptropica players will delve deep into the mysteries of the sea in the first episode of 'Mission Atlantis' online now," said Jess M. Brallier, publisher of Poptropica. "And with our new Poptropica App, they can play anytime, anywhere."

Hundreds of millions of kids have visited Poptropica since its launch six and a half years ago and the number grows every day. Poptropica players come from more than 200 different countries and territories and have their web browsers set to more than 100 different languages. Kids can stay up to date on news about upcoming new Islands and other exciting developments in the world of Poptropica on the official Poptropica blog.

About Poptropica (http://www.poptropica.com)

Poptropica is a virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Every month, millions of kids from around the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica's engaging quests, stories and games.

Kids create a "Poptropican" character to travel the many Islands of Poptropica and use gaming literacy to enjoy a narrative that is often rooted in factual history. Problem-solving skills are honed as kids discover and solve mysteries unique to each Island.

There are always new areas to explore in this ever-expanding world where kids can collect objects, read digital books and comics, watch movies and compete in head-to-head competition. Parents can always trust that their children are playing — and learning — in a safe online environment.

Poptropica is published by Pearson, the world's leading learning company.

Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

For more information, press only:

Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications for Poptropica,
lwolfe@lwolfe.com
773-227-1049

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PRESS RELEASE

POPTROPICA, TOGETHER WITH PENGUIN YOUNG READERS GROUP, ANNOUNCES THE WINNER OF THE "CREATE YOUR DREAM POPTROPICA ISLAND CONTEST"

Arabian Nights Island by 10-year-old Sarah S. to Become New Poptropica Island

New York, NY – April 15, 2014 — Poptropica and Penguin Young Readers Group today announced that Sarah S., a 10-year-old from South Carolina, won the "Create Your Dream Poptropica Island" contest. Her winning entry, Arabian Nights Island, which sends Poptropicans on a quest across the desert to rescue a sultan's genie from the Forty Thieves, will debut on Poptropica® in 2014.

"I have been playing Poptropica for four years now," said grand prize-winner Sarah S. "And I have always dreamed of creating my own Island. Now I get to, and it makes me feel like I could touch the sky."

More than 2,000 children submitted entries to the "Create Your Dream Poptropica Island" contest, which gave kids between the ages of 8-12 the opportunity to envision a brand-new Island on Poptropica. The grand prize winner was selected by Poptropica's creative team, including Jeff Kinney, the author of the bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and experts from Penguin Young Readers Group. The winning Island will be produced alongside Poptropica's existing quests.

"We put out a call for original and adventurous new Island ideas, and were absolutely delighted by the numerous entries we received," said Kinney. "We appreciate the creativity and thought put into all of the story ideas that kids shared with us, and are excited to produce Arabian Nights Island as the grand prize winner of this contest."

Fans will be able to enjoy the contest winning Island online on Poptropica.com, as well as in the new Poptropica App. The app, which is free to download, currently features two of the most popular Poptropica adventures, "24 Carrot Island" and "Time Tangled Island," with more brand-new and classic Islands coming in the very near future.

Created by Family Education Network with a creative team led by Kinney, Poptropica is a fun, popular virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Hundreds of millions of kids have visited Poptropica since its launch six years ago and the number grows every day.

Penguin Young Readers Group is one of the leading children's book publishers in the United States. The company owns a wide range of imprints and trademarks including Dial Books, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Philomel, Puffin, Speak, Firebird, G. P. Putnam's Sons, Viking, Razorbill, and Frederick Warne. These imprints are home to such award-winning, New York Times- bestselling authors as, Laurie Halse Anderson, Jay Asher, Judy Blume, Jan Brett, Eric Carle, Ally Condie, Roald Dahl, Tomie dePaola, Sarah Dessen, Anna Dewdney, John Flanagan, John Green, Anthony Horowitz, Oliver Jeffers, Mike Lupica, Richelle Mead, Richard Peck, Patricia Polacco, and dozens of other popular authors. Penguin Young Readers Group is also the proud publisher of perennial brand franchises such as The Little Engine That Could, the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, Peter Rabbit, Spot, the Classic Winnie the Pooh, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Strega Nona, Madeline, Mad Libs, Alex Rider, the Rangers Apprentice, Skippyjon Jones, Flower Fairies, and Pippi Longstocking, among many others. Penguin Young Readers Group is a division of Penguin Group LLC, a Penguin Random House company.

About Poptropica (http://www.poptropica.com)

Poptropica is a virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Every month, millions of kids from around the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica's engaging quests, stories and games.

Kids create a "Poptropican" character to travel the many Islands of Poptropica and use gaming literacy to enjoy a narrative that is often rooted in factual history. Problem-solving skills are honed as kids discover and solve mysteries unique to each Island.

There are always new areas to explore in this ever-expanding world where kids can collect objects, read digital books and comics, watch movies and compete in head-to-head competition. Parents can always trust that their children are playing — and learning — in a safe online environment.

Poptropica is published by Pearson, the world's leading learning company.

For more information, press only:

Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications for Poptropica,
lwolfe@lwolfe.com
773-227-1049

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PRESS RELEASE

Poptropica's First Episodic Adventure Unveiled

First Episode of "Survival" Coming Soon to New Poptropica App

BOSTON – Mar. 20, 2014Poptropica®, the virtual world for kids, takes its online adventures to a new level with today's Early Access launch for Poptropica Members of the site's first episodic quest, "Survival." The adventure will launch to the public on April 17, 2014.

When players arrive on "Survival," they will find that they have crash-landed in the woods and are stranded. Each of the episodes presents a different challenge they'll need to complete to survive. In episode 1, "Crash Landing," players must build a fire to make it through the cold night. In episode 2, they must catch a fish in order to stave off their hunger. As the future episodes unfurl, however, players will learn that they may not be alone in the wilderness as they thought – and that the fight for survival may become more dangerous than they first realized.

"When kids visit Poptropica's first episodic quest, they become engaged in another exciting challenge as each new adventure is unveiled," said Jess M. Brallier, publisher of Poptropica.

Plus, the first episode of "Survival" is coming soon to the recently launched Poptropica App. Available for free download on the App StoreSM, the app brings Poptropica's unparalleled storytelling to iPad®, giving kids another safe place to play and experience the stories brought to life on Poptropica.

Hundreds of millions of kids have visited Poptropica since its launch six and a half years ago and the number grows every day. Poptropica players come from more than 200 different countries and territories and have their web browsers set to more than 100 different languages. Kids can stay up to date on news about upcoming new Islands and other exciting developments in the world of Poptropica on the official Poptropica blog.

Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

About Poptropica (http://www.poptropica.com)

Poptropica is a virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Every month, millions of kids from around the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica's engaging quests, stories and games.

Kids create a "Poptropican" character to travel the many Islands of Poptropica and use gaming literacy to enjoy a narrative that is often rooted in factual history. Problem-solving skills are honed as kids discover and solve mysteries unique to each Island.

There are always new areas to explore in this ever-expanding world where kids can collect objects, read digital books and comics, watch movies and compete in head-to-head competition. Parents can always trust that their children are playing — and learning — in a safe online environment.

Poptropica is published by Pearson, the world's leading learning company.

For more information, press only:

Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications for Poptropica,
lwolfe@lwolfe.com
773-227-1049

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PRESS RELEASE

Free Poptropica App, Now Available on the App Store, Brings Storytelling to iPad

Kids Can Now Download and Play the Popular Virtual World, Anytime. Anywhere

BOSTON – Mar. 11, 2014 — Now hundreds of millions of Poptropicans around the world will be able to play the popular virtual world anytime, anywhere with today's launch of the free Poptropica® App. Available for download on the App StoreSM, the app brings Poptropica's unparalleled storytelling to iPad®, giving kids another safe place to play and experience the stories brought to life on Poptropica.

"The new, free Poptropica App allows us to bring our quality, online story adventures to even more kids around the world, anytime they want to play and explore," said Jess M. Brallier, publisher of Poptropica. "Our wildly popular virtual world for kids, combined with the unique capabilities of mobile devices, provides opportunities for the creation of more engaging and exciting quests for kids."

At launch, the app features two of the most popular Poptropica adventures, "24 Carrot Island" and "Time Tangled Island," with more brand-new and classic Islands coming in the very near future. Just like on the Web, when kids arrive on the mobile "Time Tangled Island," they will find that a malfunctioning time machine has messed up history, and that by powering up the island's Future Machine, they can help the Island's inhabitants get history back on track. "24 Carrot Island" challenges players to investigate why the virtual world's people and carrots are disappearing, and bring the Island back to its former splendor.

Kids will enjoy opening the Poptropica App on iPad, creating a new Poptropican, and exploring a welcoming scene where they can collect gold shards and first experience Poptropica on a touch screen. Up to three Poptropican characters can be customized to play. More information on this brand new Poptropica App can be found at http://www.poptropica.com/apps.

The Poptropica App is currently available for iPad with support in the near future for iPhone® and Android devices.

Hundreds of millions of kids have visited Poptropica since its launch six and a half years ago and the number grows every day. Poptropica players come from more than 200 different countries and territories and have their web browsers set to more than 100 different languages. Kids can stay up to date on news about upcoming new Islands and other exciting developments in the world of Poptropica on the official Poptropica blog.

Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

About Poptropica (http://www.poptropica.com)

Poptropica is a virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Every month, millions of kids from around the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica's engaging quests, stories and games.

Kids create a "Poptropican" character to travel the many Islands of Poptropica and use gaming literacy to enjoy a narrative that is often rooted in factual history. Problem-solving skills are honed as kids discover and solve mysteries unique to each Island.

There are always new areas to explore in this ever-expanding world where kids can collect objects, read digital books and comics, watch movies and compete in head-to-head competition. Parents can always trust that their children are playing — and learning — in a safe online environment.

Poptropica is published by Pearson, the world's leading learning company.

For more information, press only:

Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications for Poptropica,
lwolfe@lwolfe.com
773-227-1049

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PRESS RELEASE

Long-Awaited "Monster Carnival" Debuts on Poptropica

New Quest on Popular Virtual World for Kids Solves Mystery of Vanishing Island

BOSTON – Feb. 13, 2014 — A quest shrouded in dark secrets and mystery, "Monster Carnival," arrived – finally – on Poptropica today with the Island's Early Access launch for Poptropica Members. Non-Members will have access to a limited demo of "Monster Carnival" before its full public launch on March 13, 2014.

Ever since the Island first appeared on the Poptropica Island map in 2008 before completely vanishing, Poptropica fans around the world have tried to uncover what "Monster Carnival" was all about, where it went, and when, if ever, it would return.

"Today, 'Monster Carnival' has returned to the Poptropica map and millions of kids around the world who have eagerly been awaiting the Island for five years can play this new adventure," said Jess M. Brallier, publisher of Poptropica.

On "Monster Carnival," Poptropica visitors will find that, in the dead of night, a caravan has rumbled into town: the traveling carnival has returned. As they explore Poptropica's newest quest, they will discover that this is no day at the park – behind the lights and laughter the carnival harbors a dark secret. Players can enter, but they may never be able to escape the "Monster Carnival."

After completing the main quest, Poptropica Members will have access to a bonus quest. They will learn that the town is safe, but now a prominent citizen is missing. They will need to decide if the "Monster Carnival" has claimed another victim or if something else is behind the disappearance.

Poptropica Members also get a "Monster Carnival" gear pack, which includes Hypno-Powder item, Raven Swarm power, and, during Early Access only, a Ringmaster costume.

Hundreds of millions of kids have visited Poptropica since its launch six years ago and the number grows every day. Poptropica players come from more than 200 different countries and territories and have their web browsers set to more than 100 different languages. The virtual world offers kids a safe place to play and connect online.

All Poptropica Islands are free to play, and each represents a unique theme and challenge. Kids can stay up to date on news about upcoming new Islands and other exciting developments in the world of Poptropica on the official Poptropica blog.

About Poptropica (http://www.poptropica.com)

Poptropica is a virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Every month, millions of kids from around the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica's engaging quests, stories and games.

Kids create a "Poptropican" character to travel the many Islands of Poptropica and use gaming literacy to enjoy a narrative that is often rooted in factual history. Problem-solving skills are honed as kids discover and solve mysteries unique to each Island.

There are always new areas to explore in this ever-expanding world where kids can collect objects, read digital books and comics, watch movies and compete in head-to-head competition. Parents can always trust that their children are playing — and learning — in a safe online environment.

Poptropica is published by Pearson, the world's leading learning company.

For more information, press only:

Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications for Poptropica,
lwolfe@lwolfe.com
773-227-1049

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