Sunday, June 3, 2012

MMGM Giveaway: Stout Hearts And Whizzing Biscuits by Daniel McInerny

Book One 
About The Book:  When Oliver Stoop, age 11, moves with his family to a remote piece of land in northern Indiana, he soon discovers that someone is already living there - an entire kingdom of someones, in fact. These are the good citizens of Patria, a secret land founded by refugees from the Trojan War who sailed across the Atlantic in a reconfigured Trojan Horse - 3,000 years ago!
     For Oliver, Patria is a land of wonders - and for the first time in his life, friendship. There's young Prince Farnsworth Vesuvius, inventor of the Magna-Pneumatic Whizzing Biscuit Blaster, and his formidable sister, Princess Rose, whose inedible, stone-hard biscuits provide the blaster's ammunition. But there's also the rest of the eccentric and lovable Patrian Royal Family, the boy warriors in the Potawatomi Indian Camp, not to mention the Viking kids from the Geat Village, newcomers to the area who only arrived 1,000 years ago.
    Yet when the noble Knights of the Blue Sock threaten to drive off the Stoops by force of arms, Oliver has to decide where his loyalties lie, and whether he has the courage to undertake the quest that is both Patria's, and his family's, last, best hope of peace.
   Join Oliver now as he discovers a new world of fun and excitement right in his backyard!   —Amazon

Book Two
Illustrator: Theodore Schluenderfritz

First Line: Every once in a great while—perhaps no more than once—life hits you over the head with an adventure

One Great Passage:  "I want you to draw up a list of rhymes for the names Farnsworth and Oliver.”
“Very good, Your Majesty. May I I immediately suggest, for Master Farnsworth, “yarn’s worth, barn’s dirt, and darn squirt”?

What Others Are Saying:  "The adventure is amusing and fast paced. I appreciated that it stays fairly light—although the mystery is important, you don’t get the “OMG the world is going to END!” feel that so many books for tweens have." —Reads 4 Teens

"This story is filled with unconventional characters and circumstances that reflect the imagination of the Author Daniel McInerny. an enchanting read for middle grade children and for adults as well."—Confessions of A Reader

What I Thought: Author, Daniel McInerny has created the ultimate adventure for Tweens—one that never ends. How has he done it? He begins with an eleven-year-old character that's curious and has the bravery to back it up. Add to that an entire kingdom at the edge of his property, a mystery to be solved and a quest and Oliver is the one that can sort it all out.  Like Oliver you will find yourself confused as you start to piece together what is going on, all the characters and a huge shot of alternate history. Once you get your bearings you will find this story difficult to put down, which makes it incredibly convenient that it is an ebook. But, that's not all, the adventure continues online with added content, character interaction and games. Instead of closing the cover and impatiently waiting for the sequel Tweens will engage actively with the story and the author, taking an active role in creating and interacting with the world of Patria. 

Good News: Book two is already out! Stoop of Mastadon Meadow

Interactive Website: Kingdom of Patria

About The Author: Daniel McInerny 

Who: Daniel McInerny, founder and CEO of Trojan Tub Entertainment and honorary member of the order of the Blue Sock, is a native of South Bend, Indiana (just downriver from Patria). He holds a PhD in philosophy, and taught for many years at various universities in the United States. He currently lives in Virginia with his wife, Amy, and his children, Lucy, Rita and Francis. He also writes the blog, High Concepts, devoted to the arts, entertainment and culture. —Ignitum Today

This is an exciting development in book publishing. It's not just about the book anymore. I will be interviewing Daniel in the very near future. You won't want to miss it.

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Be sure to leave a comment before next Monday to be entered into a drawing for the free E-book!  


  1. This sounds like a fun adventure. Thanks for sharing about it.

  2. Very cool--I haven't heard of these before!! I LOVE finding mew book treasure. Thanks for the recommendation, Pam! :)

  3. Thanks, Natalie and Shannon, I hope you enjoy your adventures in Patria!


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