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Here in the Real World, by Sara Pennypacker | Awareness Tour

Awareness Tour sponsored by HarperCollins
The Children’s Book Review

What does a hero look like in real life? And what can two misfit kids do?

From the author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling novel Pax comes a gorgeous and moving middle-grade novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere.

To learn more, join us on this virtual book tour for Sara Pennypacker’s Here in the Real World. Be sure to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a hardcover copy of the book and a paperback copy of Pax!

 

Buy the BookHere in the Real World Tour Dates

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
The Children’s Book Review
Tour kick-off and giveaway

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Rosco’s Reading Room
An excerpt from Sara Pennypacker’s Here in the Real World

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Shooting Stars Mag
A book review of Sara Pennypacker’s Here in the Real World

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Over Coffee Conversations
An excerpt from Sara Pennypacker’s Here in the Real World

Friday, January 24, 2020
Word Spelunking
A book review of Sara Pennypacker’s Here in the Real World

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Glass of Wine, Glass of Milk
A book review of Sara Pennypacker’s Here in the Real World

Thursday, January 30, 2020
J.R.’s Book Reviews
A book giveaway of Sara Pennypacker’s Here in the Real World

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
The Children’s Book Review
A book review of Sara Pennypacker’s Here in the Real World

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
A book review of Sara Pennypacker’s Here in the Real World

Thursday, February 6, 2020
The Fairview Review
An excerpt from Sara Pennypacker’s Here in the Real World

Friday, February 7, 2020
Tales of Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom
A book review of Sara Pennypacker’s Here in the Real World

Monday, February 10, 2020
Teacher Dance
A book review of Sara Pennypacker’s Here in the Real World

Thursday, February 13, 2020
icefairy’s Treasure Chest
A book review of Sara Pennypacker’s Here in the Real World

Here in the Real World Awareness Tour Giveaway

 
Enter for a chance to win a Sara Pennypacker book prize pack!

Five (5) winners receive:

  • A hardcover copy of Here in the Real World, by Sara Pennypacker
  • A paperback copy of Pax, by Sara Pennypacker

How to Enter

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  • See below for giveaway rules.

Giveaway begins January 21, 2019, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends February 21, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

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Written by Sara Pennypacker

Publisher’s Synopsis: From the author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling novel Pax comes a gorgeous and moving middle grade novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere.

Ware can’t wait to spend summer “off in his own world”—dreaming of knights in the Middle Ages and generally being left alone. But then his parents sign him up for dreaded Rec camp, where he must endure Meaningful Social Interaction and whatever activities so-called “normal” kids do.

On his first day Ware meets Jolene, a tough, secretive girl planting a garden in the rubble of an abandoned church next to the camp. Soon he starts skipping Rec, creating a castle-like space of his own in the church lot.

Jolene scoffs, calling him a dreamer—he doesn’t live in the “real world” like she does. As different as Ware and Jolene are, though, they have one thing in common: for them, the lot is a refuge.

But when their sanctuary is threatened, Ware looks to the knights’ Code of Chivalry: Thou shalt do battle against unfairness wherever faced with it. Thou shalt be always the champion of the Right and Good—and vows to save the lot.

But what does a hero look like in real life? And what can two misfit kids do?

Ages 8-12 | Publisher: Balzer + Bray | February 4, 2020 | ISBN-13: 978-0062698957

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About the Author

Sara Pennypacker

Sara Pennypacker is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pax; the award-winning Clementine books and its spinoff series, Waylon!; and the acclaimed novel Summer of the Gypsy Moths. She divides her time between Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Florida. You can visit her online at www.sarapennypacker.com.

Facebook: @harpercollinschildrens | Instagram: @HarperKids | Twitter @HarperKids and @sarapennypacker

Giveaway Rules

  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER TO WIN.
  • Here in the Real World, by Sara Pennypacker | Awareness Tour giveaway. Sponsored by HarperCollins Children’s Books.
  • Enter between 12:00 AM Mountain Time on January 21, and 11:59 PM on February 21, 2020.
  • Go to https://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/weblog/2020/01/here-in-the-real-world-by-sara-pennypacker-awareness-tour.html on a computer or wireless device and complete and submit the entry form pursuant to the on-screen instructions.
  • Five (5) winners receive:
    • A hardcover copy of Here in the Real World, by Sara Pennypacker
    • A paperback copy of Pax, by Sara Pennypacker
  • Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  • Winners will be selected at random on or about February 25, 2020.
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  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are thirteen years of age or older in their state or territory of residence at time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.
  • The Children’s Book Review is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
  • Prizes courtesy of HarperCollins Children’s Books.

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Comments
  • “Please tell us why you would love to win this giveaway. Or tell us what a hero looks like in real life to you.” I know she’s a great writer, so I expect this to be really good! And a hero is someone–a person or an animal–who survives adversity and mistreatment and finds triumph or peace in the end.

    January 21, 2020
  • My parents are my heroes – both born during the depression and were able to make a comfortable middle class life for my brother and I where we were both able to graduate fro college.

    January 22, 2020
  • My grandmother is my hero..I have never known someone to be so resiliant and handle every challenge with grace and poise,,,

    January 23, 2020
  • Thanks for this wonderful feature and giveaway which would be a beautiful treasure for my grandson Max who is an avid reader and appreciates books and learning. A hero is someone with high principles, and values who is determined to strive and succeed. Someone who can withstand difficulties, obstacles and thrive though trials and tribulations in life. My father was faced with hardships when he was a young boy and had to quit school at 14 to provide for his 5 siblings and his widowed mother who was 35. He continued to be a role model to our family and never bent nor broke.

    January 25, 2020
  • This sounds like an awesome read!

    January 25, 2020
  • Sounds like a wonderful read A hero is someone who is brave and courageous

    January 25, 2020
  • My hero’s were my parents. They were very patient with our large family. Taught us respect and to care for the earth.

    January 26, 2020
  • Sounds good. Terrific cover. My mom was my hero.

    January 28, 2020
  • I think heroes come in all shapes and sizes – everything from firefighters to kids sticking up for a bullied classmate. This book looks great!

    January 29, 2020
  • I would love to win this giveaway as I am always looking for new books to read!

    February 3, 2020
  • I think there are many different kinds of heroes. What I believe they have in common is they face adversity, whether it is physical danger, emotional distress, or duress, and they triumph. Often they inspire others, although sometimes their victories are private and known only to themselves. Sometimes heroes don’t even know they are living heroic lives; many humble people are like that, thinking that the great things they do are “ordinary”, that “anyone would do that”. Those people set great examples, and I can only imagine how wonderful our country and world would be if everyone followed their example.

    February 3, 2020
  • This would be something that my great great nephew would like

    February 15, 2020
  • My great niece and loves her books and I want to win this for her

    February 16, 2020
  • I would love to win this giveaway because I have the perfect reader waiting for her next read. She would relate to this book.
    I am finding it hard to find a hero these days. I felt I had a plethora when I was growing up. My family was lucky to have some rather noble characters who demonstrated humility, strength of character, and a enduring sense of hope for the future. I was a lucky child.

    February 19, 2020
  • Looking forward to reading this one. Fan of Sara Pennypacker!

    February 19, 2020
  • Or tell us what a hero looks like in real life to you.

    A hero looks like you or me or who ever. A hero can be a toddler who plays quietly while mom gets a nap. Or a hero is crossing guard, or bus driver, or just the person in the next apartment.

    February 19, 2020
  • A hero is someone who takes that extra step or goes that extra mile to help, with no qualms.

    February 19, 2020
  • Heroes are everyday people who go out of their way to make someone’s day better.

    February 20, 2020
  • A hero is someone who doesn’t give up–keeps putting one foot in front of the other–to help where help is needed.

    February 20, 2020
  • Heck this sounds like something I would read before passing on the my great great nephew.

    February 20, 2020
  • Heroes are people who do what needs to be done even if it’s hard or uncomfortable or scary.

    February 21, 2020

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