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Mightier Than the Sword | Awareness Tour

Awareness Tour sponsored by Drew Callander and Alana Harrison
The Children’s Book Review

Join us on this virtual book tour for Drew Callander and Alana Harrison’s Mightier Than the Sword series!

Wildly funny and inventive, this interactive series pulls you, the reader, into the action. Yes, YOU! Readers and reviewers praise Mightier for being “wholly original,” “in a category all its own,” “not like any book I’ve ever read before,” and “an experience like no other.”

“Hilarious, fun, and wonderfully insane! It’s more than just a book—it’s a book you can play!” —Kristen Schaal of Gravity FallsBob’s BurgersThe MuppetsCaptain Underpants and Toy Story 3 & 4

Join the tour fun and enter the giveaway below! You’ll earn the chance to win a set of the Mightier Than the Sword books. The grand prize includes a personalized video message for your young reader from Manteau—the lovable French stoat.

Mighter Books Series CoversMightier Than the Sword Tour Dates

Monday, November 16, 2020
The Children’s Book Review
A book review of Mightier Than the Sword and Mightier Than the Sword: The Edge of the Word

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Lisa’s Reading
A book review of Mightier Than the Sword

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Barbara Ann Mojica’s Blog
A book review of Mightier Than the Sword

Thursday, November 19, 2020
The Fairview Review
A book review of Mightier Than the Sword and Mightier Than the Sword: The Edge of the Word

Friday, November 20, 2020
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
A book review of Mightier Than the Sword and Mightier Than the Sword: The Edge of the Word

Monday, November 23, 2020
Some the Wiser
Book List Featuring Mightier Than the Sword

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Shooting Stars Mag
Book List Featuring Mightier Than the Sword

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
icefairy’s Treasure Chest
A book review of Mightier Than the Sword and Mightier Than the Sword: The Edge of the Word

Friday, November 27, 2020
Word Spelunking
A book review of Mightier Than the Sword and Mightier Than the Sword: The Edge of the Word

Monday, November 30, 2020
Glass of Wine, Glass of Milk
A book review of Mightier Than the Sword

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Glass of Wine, Glass of Milk
A book review of Mightier Than the Sword: The Edge of the Word

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Barbara Ann Mojica’s Blog
A book review of Mightier Than the Sword: The Edge of the Word

Thursday, December 3, 2020
J.R.’s Book Reviews
A book review of Mightier Than the Sword

Friday, December 4, 2020
Library Lady’s Kid Lit
A book review of Mightier Than the Sword and Mightier Than the Sword: The Edge of the Word

Monday, December 7, 2020
Some the Wiser
A book review of Mightier Than the Sword: The Edge of the Word

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
J.R.’s Book Reviews
A book review of Mightier Than the Sword: The Edge of the Word

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Shooting Stars Mag
A book review of Mightier Than the Sword: The Edge of the Word

Thursday, December 10, 2020
Lisa’s Reading
A book review of Mightier Than the Sword: The Edge of the Word

Friday, December 11, 2020
Life Is What It’s Called
A book review of Mightier Than the Sword and Mightier Than the Sword: The Edge of the Word

Monday, December 14, 2020
The Children’s Book Review
Five Interactive Books Kids Absolutely Love

Mightier Than the Sword Awareness Tour Giveaway

Giveaway Mightier Than the Sword

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:

How to Enter

  • Fill out the required fields in the form below. It may take a moment to load.
  • You can also gain daily bonus entries through the entry form.
  • See below for complete giveaway rules.

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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Mightier Than the Sword Book CoverMightier 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

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The Edge of the World Book CoverMightier 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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About the Authors

Alana Harrison and Drew Callander

Alana Harrison and Drew Callander

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

Ryan Andrews

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.

Giveaway Rules

  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER TO WIN.
  • Complete and submit the entry form pursuant to the on-screen instructions listed here.
  • Enter between 12:00 AM Mountain Time on November 16, 2020, and 11:59 PM on December 16, 2020.
  • One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • Three (3) winners receive:
  • Five (5) winners receive:
  • Winners will be selected at random on or about December 18, 2020. The odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.
  • 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 the time of entry. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  • Important Notice: You may be charged for visiting the mobile website in accordance with the terms of your service agreement with your carrier.
  • The prize(s) that may be awarded to the eligible winner(s) are not transferable, redeemable for cash, or exchangeable for any other prize. Participants must provide valid and accurate contact information. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified for any reason, The Children’s Book Review reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion.
  • The Children’s Book Review is not responsible for undeliverable, lost, delayed, misdirected, or misaddressed email or any other issues regarding the electronic delivery of the contest form. This includes, but is not limited to, the speed at which your email service routes email through the internet. The sole determiner of eligibility for the final drawing will be the time the email or entry form is received at our offices.
  • The Children’s Book Review is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Prizes courtesy of the sponsor: Drew Callander and Alana Harrison.

Thanks for following along with us on the Mightier Than the Sword awareness tour, brought to you in partnership with Drew Callander and Alana Harrison.

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Comments
  • This would be for my great great nephew this is the kinda books that he likes. He might need a little help reading it but he would love these books

    November 16, 2020
  • I would so love to win this one for the kids. I so love love interactive books and this sounds like a great one.

    November 16, 2020
  • “Please tell us why you would love to win this giveaway.” These books sound neat and fun!

    November 16, 2020
  • We love interactive books!

    November 17, 2020
  • Love interactive books – just another way to engage a child and make them a lifelong reader.

    November 17, 2020
  • Wonderful for my grandsons to enjoy and treasure. Interactive books are special.

    November 17, 2020
  • Interactive books are great. My grandsons would both love these books. These are the type of reads they really get into. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

    November 17, 2020
    • I don’t have an instagram account but was able to watch the video. So creative. Loved it !

      November 21, 2020
  • My son is a great reader and is always on the lookout for great new series.

    November 18, 2020
  • Yes, I love interactive books. I would love to gift this book to my son.

    November 18, 2020
  • My daughter would absolutely love these books. They sound interesting and fun.

    November 19, 2020
  • I’d love to win this for my granddaughter because I think that she would really enjoy it. She loves to read a variety of subject matter. Thanks

    November 19, 2020
  • I would love to win this for my grandson. He loves books.

    November 19, 2020
  • Yes, my grandson loves interactive books.

    November 19, 2020
  • My grand kids love your books.

    November 19, 2020
  • My grandson would love this book!

    November 20, 2020
  • Would love to add this to our library!

    November 20, 2020
  • My daughter would love this collection and that fact that they are interactive books makes it even more fun.

    November 20, 2020
    • My grandson has autism but loves to read this would be great for him.

      November 26, 2020
  • Not only do I like them but the grandchildren enjoy them too.

    November 21, 2020
  • When I can make reading fun and get them to engage reading books it’s a big plus. I think they would love this. This year is especially hard to afford to buy them such nice books because I was recently diagnosed with brain cancer.

    November 22, 2020
  • I love to bring all kinds of books into my classroom for my students to read on their own.

    November 24, 2020
  • My 7 year old would love these – love how this format engages kids with a story even more.

    November 25, 2020
  • The reason I want to win this is because the children in my family would enjoy this. They are beginning and early readers so these books would really engage them and make them want to read. I like the interactive book format because instead of being a passive reader, you can be an active participant in the story.

    November 25, 2020
  • We love interactive books! Thanks for sharing!

    November 27, 2020
  • This sounds like it would be a lot of fun to read with my granddaughters.

    November 28, 2020
  • My four grandkids would love this collection! Sounds so exciting! Thanks for the chance to win!

    November 29, 2020
  • Love to win this for my nieces for christmas present.

    November 30, 2020
  • My nephew will like this!

    December 1, 2020
  • Sounds fabulous!

    December 1, 2020
  • I’d gift this to my nieces for christmas

    December 2, 2020

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