We are so excited to be offering our readers the chance to win a copy of the widely praised fantasy adventure “The Forbidden Library” by Django Wexler PLUS the highly anticipated (and newly released) sequel “The Mad Apprentice”. Kirkus calls the series “Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, and Inkheart all rolled into one.”
Title: The Mad Apprentice (The Forbidden Library, Volume 2) | Author: Django Wexler | Publication Date: April 21, 2015 | Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books | Pages: 352 | Recommended Age: 10+
Summary: When Alice’s mysterious Uncle Geryon sends her to help capture a rogue apprentice–a boy who has the same ability Alice has to Read himself into stories–she knows to expect a wild and unpredictable trip. But even though Alice has visited the magical realms inside libraries before, this adventure is far more dangerous. Because Torment, the magic creature holding this library together, has gone mad.
But he might also have information about Alice’s missing father.
Haven’t read the first book in the series yet, The Forbidden Library? No problem, grab a copy now by clicking the cover below.
The Buzz About Book 1: “The Forbidden Library”
“This novel is reminiscent of Corneila Funke’s Inkheart (Scholastic, 2003) and Neil Gaiman’s Coraline (HarperCollins, 2002). Wexler ingeniously creates an inventive world with interesting creatures and frightening situations. The ending will leave children with many questions, as a sequel is strongly implied.” ~ H. Islam, Brooklyn Public Library, School Library Journal
“It’s a perfect, if traditional, setup, and fans of Harry Potter and Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart (2003) will relish that the library houses magical books, which only Readers can use. After entering a book and defeating the creature therein, and thus harnessing its power, Alice becomes her uncle’s apprentice. It’s a joy to watch the dutiful Alice develop her innate curiosity and become a proactive, resourceful heroine, matching wits with snarky cats, dangerous beasts, and a certain smug boy. This is a charming, adventuresome fantasy from a promising new author. Grades 4-7.” ~ Krista Hutley, Booklist
“Working in the grand tradition of children’s fantasy, Wexler’s off to a promising start.” ~ Kirkus Reviews
About The Author: Django Wexler
Django Wexler is a self-proclaimed computer/fantasy/sci fi geek. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked in artificial intelligence research. He left his job at Microsoft and now writes full-time.
* Book Giveaway *
Prize: One winner will receive print copies of “The Forbidden Library” and “The Mad Apprentice“, both by Django Wexler
Contest ends: May 10, 11:59 pm, 2015
Open: Canada and United States
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