Mightier Than The Sword Tour & Giveaway

Disclosure: Book and compensation provided by The Children’s Book Review, Drew Callander, and Alana Harrison. Review opinions are 100% my own.

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

Buy from Publisher: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/MS5/mightier-than-the-sword/


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.

Mightier Than The Sword

My Review

The author’s really know how kids think! In Mightier Than The Sword the imagination of a child will be turned loose. Realizing that the target audience is ages 8 through 12, I can immediately see how they will be reading this one more than once.

The reader is the subject of the story. As they travel through an imaginary land there are adventures that just don’t stop. There are many thrilling escapes from danger only to again be tracked down by the villains.

The characters are a unique group and with the great descriptions and illustrations they really come to life. My favorite characters are the Dust Bunnies! I love how the author makes them terrifying.

Puns are everywhere and will keep you chuckling throughout the book. Although there is plenty of comedy and suspense, there is also a good moral to the story. But, the fun part of this one-of-a-kind book is that it’s truly interactive.

The Pencil really is mightier than the sword, because the hero holds his power by using his pencil. What he writes comes to be. If a child thinks about this, they can begin (in a child-like way) to realize the power of words.

I highly recommend this entertaining and educational book to you. Your children will love it!

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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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