Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Dyerville Tales by M.P. Kozlowsky; Blog Tour: Illustration Reveal & Giveaway

Hello & welcome to today's tour stop for Walden Pond Press's The Dyerville Tales. I'm so thrilled to be able to share with you an exclusive illustration from the book & give you a chance to enter to win a signed copy of M.P.'s newest release. First, here's a little bit about the book:

Released on 4/22, M.P. Kozlowsky's newest book is one middle grader readers are sure to love. Browse inside the book here and find out where you can purchase it here

Neil Gaiman's Coraline meets Anne Ursu's Breadcrumbs in M. P. Kozlowsky's The Dyerville Tales, a powerfully imaginative middle-grade novel that blurs the line between fantasy and reality, from the author of Juniper Berry.

Vince Elgin is an orphan, having lost his mother and father in a fire when he was young. With only a senile grandfather he barely knows to call family, Vince was interned in a group home, dreaming that his father, whose body was never found, might one day return for him. When a letter arrives telling Vince his grandfather has passed away, he is convinced that if his father is still alive, he'll find him at the funeral. He strikes out for the small town of Dyerville carrying only one thing with him: his grandfather's journal. The journal tells a fantastical story of witches and giants and magic, one that can't be true. But as Vince reads on, he finds that his very real adventure may have more in common with his grandfather's than he ever could have known.

Its unique voice and ability to combine creepiness with great story and character development make The Dyerville Tales a real standout middle-grade novel.

I'm excited to share with you an exclusive look inside M.P.'s The Dyerville Tales. *click the image to enlarge*

Artwork @2014 Todd Harris
About The Author

M.P. Kozlowsky was a high school English teacher before becoming a writer. He is the author of The Dyerville Tales and Juniper Berry, and lives in New York with his wife and two daughters.

The Giveaway
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Hero's Guide to Being a Blog Tour 

5/1 - The Book Rat
5/5 – Icey Books
5/8 - The Book Rat
5/16 - KidLit Frenzy
5/19 - Mundie Kids
5/23 - Novel Novice
5/26 - Mundie Kids
5/28 - Small Review

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