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Author Showcase: Lance Justin Peter Okones

By Lance Justin Peter Okones, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: August 5, 2010

“The big science fair at Ringgold Valley Elementary school is just one day away and Lisa and Brian need moon dust for their exhibit. Where do you find moon dust? On the moon, of course! How do fourth graders get to the moon? With a Realoscope!”

My name is Lance Justin Peter Okones! I am a new childrens author from Sigourney Iowa.  My first children’s science fiction/fantasy book has just been released, ‘The Realoscope of Ringgold Valley.’

The books are made of recycled materials so they’re environment friendly.

Realoscope books are fun reading and there’s a mix of fact in with the fiction.  For instance, the alien in the story lives on Cruithne (pronouced ‘Croo-een-yah’), and it is a real place.  It’s an asteroid that orbits the sun and follows a path that keeps it close to Earth.  It doesn’t really orbit Earth like Deedle (the alien character in the story) asserts, but some people do call it Earth’s second satellite. In book two (not released yet) the main characters ‘Lisa and Brian’ will visit Deedle there.

Here’s what others are sayomg about ‘The Realoscope of Ringgold Valley’:

‘Realoscope’ adventures sound fun and exciting!  The Realoscope of Ringgold Valley by Lance Justin Peter Okones with illustrations by Christopher Trefz, … is a great children’s book with captivating illustrations.  The story is easy to read for young readers or perfect for a bedtime story.  The excitement for learning leaps off the page from the beginning  to the last page.  With the help of the ‘Realoscope’, Lisa and Brian are able to make a new friend in the process of learning more about the moon.  The details of the moon dust are great; you can almost feel the surface under your feet.

I would recommend this book for all young readers and am looking forward to the continued adventures with the ‘Realoscope’. ~Robin R. Fisher, Editor for The Sigourney News Review.

Children in a small town have magical adventures. ~ A website editorial.

Links of interest:

Lance Justin Peter Okones’ official website.

Lance Justin Peter Okones’ myspace page: Readers of the Realscope series can read blogs and post comments and get personal answers from the author.

Lance Justin Peter Okones’ facebook page: Add Lance Justin Peter Okones as a friend and talk with him, if you like.

The Ottumwa Courier article.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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