Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
If you’re looking for humor, check out Mightier Than the Sword (Penguin Random House, 2019) by Drew Callender and Alana Harrison with illustrations by Ryan Andrews. There’s a lost Prince S, flying pizzas, dangerous dust bunnies, a big ball of poop, rubots (no that is not a typo), a pegataur, and all kinds of creatures and adventures in Astorya to make one laugh. But you get to save the day with your mighty pencil.
Like the Thursday Next novels for adults, this books takes the reader into the fictional world. It is told in second person and encourages “you” to add to the book, which is great for personal copies, but maybe not for library copies. 😉 However, it is in paperback so more affordable for kids to be given their own personal tomes.
Turns out there’s already a sequel out called Mightier Than the Sword: The Edge of the Word. Will have to check it out too.
Authors Drew and Alana are a husband and wife team. Read about them here.
Ryan Andrews is an illustrator and cartoonist. Read about him here and see some of his other work here.