Friday, 4 September 2020

Bradley's Dragons Tour






ABOUT THE BOOK
Bradley’s Dragons
Publisher’s Synopsis: The Hunters are Coming
The first time a hunter came for him, Bradley Nash was only nine years old. That was three years ago.
Now, he lives with his family in a Florida trailer park. He doesn’t remember the attack, doesn’t know anything about hunters, or dragons, or even magic.
As his twelfth birthday approaches, however, his peaceful life starts falling apart.
The hunters are coming, and if Bradley doesn’t figure out exactly who and what he is, everything he’s ever known will be destroyed.
“The novel teems with drama from the first page, and readers will be swept up by intrigue and action.” —The Children’s Book Review
Ages 8-12 | Publisher: Second Story Up | July 7, 2020 | ISBN-13: 978-1733077743

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A newspaper columnist, editor, and award-winning game designer, Patrick Matthews’ first novel was published by Scholastic in 2013. Bradley’s Dragons is his third published novel. Mr. Matthews writes fast-paced fiction that takes readers on exciting adventures but also gives them a chance to think about the world around them, to consider hard questions before they need to be answered.
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REVIEW 
Stalked and hunted without a clue as to why, wait you are a what?; Oh heavens , oh my! A magickal family secret, but how could it be?
 A young boy named Bradley who thinks at his core that he is a scared and anxious nobody is then tasked with a pivotal adventure.  Thus, shaping his World and that of those around him as he goes through his adventure full of suspense, elation, confusion, knowledge and power.
Hard hitting adventure with perceived life skills abilities and refinement at its core.  
 You are pulled right in to the story as you begin on page one through a rousing curiosity to what comes next. You are given a glimpse to what is going to happen, but in truth you have no idea. 

GIVEAWAY


Enter for a chance to win a Bradley’s Dragons prize pack!
One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • A hardcover copy of Bradley’s Dragons, autographed by Patrick Matthews.
  • A Dragon Suncatcher, by the Glassy Geek.
Eight (8) winners receive:
  • A hardcover copy of Bradley’s Dragons, autographed by Patrick Matthews.
Giveaway begins September 1, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends September 30, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

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Wednesday, 2 September 2020

A Whale of the Wild tour





ABOUT THE BOOK


Written by Rosanne Parry
Publisher’s Synopsis: In the stand-alone companion to the New York Times–bestselling A Wolf Called Wander, a young orca whale must lead her brother on a tumultuous journey to be reunited with their pod. This gorgeously illustrated animal adventure novel explores family bonds, survival, global warming, and a changing seascape. Includes information about orcas and their habitats.
For Vega and her family, salmon is life. And Vega is learning to be a salmon finder, preparing for the day when she will be her family’s matriarch. But then she and her brother Deneb are separated from their pod when a devastating earthquake and tsunami render the seascape unrecognizable. Vega must use every skill she has to lead her brother back to their family. The young orcas face a shark attack, hunger, the deep ocean, and polluted waters on their journey. Will Vega become the leader she’s destined to be?
A Whale of the Wild weaves a heart-stopping tale of survival with impeccable research on a delicate ecosystem and threats to marine life. New York Times-bestselling author Rosanne Parry’s fluid writing and Lindsay Moore’s stunning artwork bring the Salish Sea and its inhabitants to vivid life. An excellent read-aloud and read-alone, this companion to A Wolf Called Wander will captivate fans of The One and Only Ivan and Pax.
Includes black-and-white illustrations throughout, a map, and extensive backmatter about orcas and their habitats.
Ages 8-12 | Publisher: Greenwillow Books | September 1, 2020 | ISBN-13: 9780062995926
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rosanne Parry is the author of the novels Heart of a Shepherd and Last of the Name, among other acclaimed titles. She lives with her family in an old farmhouse in Portland, Oregon, and writes in a treehouse in her backyard. www.rosanneparry.com


ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR

Lindsay Moore is an artist and writer with roots in Northern Michigan. She studied marine biology and fine art at Southampton College on Long Island and figure drawing at the Art Students League of New York, and earned her master of science in medical and scientific illustration from Medical College of Georgia, now Augusta University. Lindsay Moore lives with her family in Bowling Green, Ohio.
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REVIEW 
A split "tail" of intrigue and life through the imagined thoughts of two sibling Whales.
A look through Vega and Deneb's life as they navigate through vast open waters with their herd. 
Trials and tribulations of their aquatic marine life surround their goal of the Great Harvest for Chinook. 
Sadness and despair flank happiness, strength and courage. 
A great rise of chapter switching through each sibling; Vega the Wayfinder and her brother Deneb a protector. 
Such a wonderful YA novel that helps imagine a perspective to an animal's way of life. Every extra nuance brings an empathetic air of knowledge. 
A beautiful story told with the power of family at its core. 


GIVEAWAY

Enter for a chance to win a copy of Rosanne Parry’s A Whale of the Wild!
Five (5) winners receive:
  • A copy of A Whale of the Wild, by Rosanne Parry
Giveaway begins September 1, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends September 15, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

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DISCLOSURE

Per FTC guidelines, I disclose partnership with The Children’s Book Review and HarperCollins Children’s Books.