Blog Tour Mightier Than The Sword The Edge of the Word by Drew Callande and Alana Harrison

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

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In this story, not only are you the star but there are fill in the blank mad libs, places to sketch out your versions of characters in the story, an incredible maze, and delightful antidotes on the bottom of various pages.

The Edge of the World picks up about an hour after the first story ends. At the end of the last book, the evil villain is erased, and you missed your ride home. Now you have to deal with the fact that the original Orignal story needs to be protected even more. But where to hide it? You also need to deal with the significant section that no one non-fictional can enter. With your complete knowledge and ability to draw anything, you produce a home for the Doodlings who lived in the story’s margins.

Now that you solved that problem, where to hide the original Orignal. You and Prince S. set off to the other side of Astorya, the place where the evil villains live. While there, you struggle with not giving in to evil thoughts. While on this adventure, the book provides lots of exciting ways to engage the reader. As you deal with the cruel dilemma, the book offers many neat discussion scenarios of what if you do this versus what if you don’t. These parts of the story are sure to bring up great discussion in the classroom.

Overall this series is quite enjoyable with the way you can interact with the story. I love the footnotes that add in a great touch of humor while also offering clarification to some of the news’s words and places. A great bonus is the french words you learn from Manteau, always a great thing to enhance your vocabulary.

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.

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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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