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Friday, November 27, 2020

Mightier Than the Sword Awareness Tour (reviews & giveaway)


I'm thrilled to have the Mightier Than The Sword Awareness Tour stopping by today! This tour is hosted by The Children's Book Review and sponsored by Drew Callander and Alana Harrison...




Mightier Than the Sword 

Written by Drew Callander and Alana Harrison 

Illustrated by Ryan Andrews (and YOU!) 


Publisher’s Synopsis: Wildly funny and inventive, this interactive book pulls you, the reader, into the action. Yes, YOU! 


You wake up in the fictional land of Astorya, where stories from our world come to life. You’re a real human being (we assume), and in this fictional world, that makes you a superhero. Armed with your trusty pencil, you have the power to create: what you write, draw, or scribble in the book becomes part of the story! 


Only you can rescue Prince S. from the evil Queen Rulette. Aided by the Couriers–a French stoat with dangerous dance moves, a giant dung beetle, a fire ninja, a Pegasus-centaur-cowgirl and a super-intelligent femalien chameleon—you must write, draw, and puzzle your way through a hilarious adventure and prove that the pencil is mightier than the sword. 


Ages 8-12 | Publisher: Penguin Workshop | ISBN-13: 978-0593093641 


Buy on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JWho9D 

Buy on Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/a/2078/9780593093641 




Welcome to Astorya, a world of stories...with the newest and greatest story starring YOU! Yes, YOU! Mightier Than The Sword places you, the reader, in the driver’s seat...erm, the writer’s seat...as you navigate this fictional world, armed with just a pencil, a notebook, your actual real human superpowers, and your imagination, as you help your new found friends save Astorya from the annoying Queen Rulette and her evil Rubots. 

 

Drew Callander and Alana Harrison’s Mightier Than The Sword is a wildly fun and uniquely imaginative and interactive middle-grade book, reminiscent of old school Choose Your Own Adventure books. The authors, along with illustrator, Ryan Andrews, bring the wonderfully whimsical world of Astorya and its colorful inhabitants to life through laugh out loud humor, charming and fanciful imagination, and rollicking adventure! The world of Astorya, with its wacky places like The Land Under The Couch, Mt. High Yah, and its soda flavored Fanta Sea (just to name a few) and unforgettable inhabitants (a French stoat, dangerous dust bunnies, a sheriff pegataur, and many more), makes for a thoroughly engaging and cleverly captivating setting. 

 

And best of all, readers will find themselves fully immersed in Mightier Than The Sword, as they literally help write and fill in this story and world. Fun fill in the blanks, games, puzzles, drawing opportunities, and more, will encourage and inspire readers’ imaginations and thinking skills. 

 

Unputdownable and ridiculous in the best way possible, Mightier Than The Sword is stupendous, cleverly crafted fun that will entertain, engage, and excite young readers! 



Mightier Than the Sword: The Edge of the Word 

Written by Drew Callander and Alana Harrison 

Illustrated by Ryan Andrews (and YOU!) 

Publisher’s Synopsis: The exciting follow-up to Mightier Than the Sword, the humorous and fantastical interactive middle-grade novel which needs you, the reader, to get in on the action! 


The second book set in Astorya places you back in the driver’s seat. You’re a real human being (we assume), and in this fictional world, that makes you a superhero. Armed with your trusty pencil, you have the power to create. What you write, draw, or scribble in the book becomes part of the story! 


With Queen Rulette gone, and Astorya returning to normal, you decide to journey to Astorya’s Other Side, a place of monsters and mayhem, to hide the original Original forever. Surely nothing bad could happen to Astorya’s precious document there, right? But when the plan goes awry and digital doppelgangers are unleashed on the world, once again only you can save the day. 


Write, draw, and puzzle your way through a hilarious adventure story that is unique to every reader! And, most importantly, prove that the pencil is mightier than the sword. 


Ages 8-12 | Publisher: Penguin Workshop | ISBN-13: 978-1524785109 


Buy on Amazon: https://amzn.to/38xltv8 

Buy on Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/a/2078/9781524785109 


You (yes YOU) are riding high on your defeat of Queen Rulette and heroic saving of Astorya, using your super cool super tools (pencil and paper). You’re a little bummed you missed your ride back to Earth, but you’ve got a group of awesome new friends in Astorya and your crazy adventures are just beginning. The Original original story of Astorya must be hidden and Prince S. suggests the safest place may be in The Other Side...as in the other side of Astorya. A place full of the most evil of villains. So naturally, being a hero, YOU volunteer to accompany him. What could go wrong?  

 

Authors Drew Callander and Alana Harrison, and illustrator Ryan Andrews, return to their immersive and imaginative Mightier Than The Sword series with The Edge Of The World, another rollicking and engaging adventure! Once again, YOU the reader are the star of the show, the spinner of tales, the Word Champion, and you find yourself diving even deeper into the wild and quirky world of Astorya...this time it’s the Other Side you’re exploring.  

 

Callander and Harrison bring to The Edge Of The World the same creative storytelling, slap-your-knee humor, and smart world-building that bursts off the pages of book one. The Other Side is as amusingly creeptastic and villainous as Astorya is wackily whimsical. Readers will have a lot of fun exploring this dark and strange world full of the baddest baddies. The adventure in The Edge Of The World is full of the best stuff: harrowing moments, reflections of the duality of man, and plenty of twists and turns. And of course, there are many new fill in the blanks, puzzles, games, and choose your own path sections to keep readers captivated and inspired. 

 

Epically engaging and so smartly crafted, The Edge Of The World is another fantastic book in a stellar series! 



OFFICIAL LINKS 

https://www.mightierthantheswordbooks.com 



ABOUT THE AUTHORS 


Alana Harrison and Drew Callander have spent their lives telling stories and cracking jokes. Alana graduated from The College of William and Mary with a degree in Comedic Writing and Performance. Drew graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Fiction Writing. Together they have created cartoons and short films with Jon Stewart, Conan O’Brien, John Oliver, and Kristen Schaal. Their work as writers and improv comedians has aired on Sirius XM Radio, NBC, and Comedy Central. Mightier Than the Sword is their first book series. They live with their two kids and one exquisitely talented cat (none of whom help with the dishes). 

 
 

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR 

 
 

Ryan Andrews lives in the Japanese countryside, with his wife, two kids, and their dog, Lucky. A friendly Kodama or two have been known to take up residence in the giant acorn tree that shades the house. Ryan often works at his drawing desk in the early-morning hours, to the sound of rummaging wild boar and badgers, who come from the surrounding forest seeking out shiitake mushrooms and fallen chestnuts. 

 



Enter for a chance to win a Mightier Than the Sword prize pack! 

One (1) grand prize winner receives: 

Three (3) winners receive: 

Five (5) winners receive: 

The giveaway begins November 16, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends December 16, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. MT. 

 

 

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