Tuesday, September 28, 2010

PROFESSOR BINGO PRESENTS: THE SEARCH FOR WONDLA PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO
BOOKIN' WITH BINGO'S
"PROFESSOR BINGO
PRESENTS DAY" 
I'M EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS TUESDAY'S
"PROFESSOR BINGO PRESENTS DAY"
CHILDREN/YOUNG ADULT BOOK CHOICE IS.....
GIVEAWAY ENDED
THE SEARCH FOR WONDLA
BY TONY DITERLIZZI
ABOUT THE BOOK:

When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary that Eva Nine was raised in by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her, for she knows that other humans exist, because of an item she treasures—a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot, with the strange word, "WondLa." Tony DiTerlizzi honors traditional children's literature in this totally original space age adventure: one that is as complex as an alien planet, but as simple as a child's wish for a place to belong.

Breathtaking two-color illustrations throughout reveal another dimension of Tony DiTerlizzi's vision, and, for those readers with a webcam, the book also features Augmented Reality in several places, revealing additional information about Eva Nine's world
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tony DiTerlizzi is co-creator and illustrator of the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles, the author and illustrator of Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-this-World MoonPie Adventure, as well as the Zena Sutherland Award winning Ted. His brilliantly cinematic version of Mary Howitt's classic The Spider and The FlyKenny & the Dragon debuted as a New York Times Best Seller. He lives with his wife, Angela and their daughter in Western Massachusetts and Jupiter, FL. Visit Tony on the web at diterlizzi.com.   earned Tony his second Zena Sutherland Award, and recieved a Caldecott Honor. Tony's art has also graced the covers of such well-known fantasy writers as Peter S. Beagle, J. R. R. Tolkien, Anne McCaffrey, and Greg Bear. He has also made significant contributions to Dungeons and Dragons and Wizards of the Coast's Magic; The Gathering. His first chapter book, Kenny & the Dragon debuted as a New York Times Best Seller. He lives with his wife, Angela and their daughter in Western Massachusetts and Jupiter, FL. Visit Tony on the web at diterlizzi.com.

BEHIND THE BOOK:
The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi

As a kid who loved classics like The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan and Wendy, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, I wondered why it was that I returned to these timeless tales again and again throughout my life. The answer is easy: There lies magic between those pages, places I loved visiting when I was ten years-old that I still love returning to today.

What if I could conjure up a story in the same spirit? A story that the ten-year-old Tony would have loved and that the forty-year-old Tony has the ability to create?

First, I’d make the hero a heroine—a strong and clever spirit drawn from some of my favorite protagonists like Dorothy Gale, Wendy Darling, and Alice. And, like those characters, I’d have her cope with problems children can relate to: Some are timeless, such as dealing with parents and finding one’s place in the world; others more timely such as society’s growing reliance on technology to help us.

Next, I’d create a wonderworld for my heroine to have her adventures in. A setting both familiar and strange that I’d hope readers would enjoy exploring. I’d populate it with characters whose personalities may seem familiar but who are housed in a more science-fiction cast, such as robots, aliens, and an array of bizarre otherworldly life-forms. This was how I began to imagine the world of Eva Nine and her journey in The Search for WondLa.

Though Eva utilizes futuristic technology as she interacts with all manner of aliens, her story is still a fairy tale at its heart. A fairy tale of compassion and family. A fairy tale of danger and adventure. A fairy tale for the twenty-first century.
MY REVIEW:

Woohoo! I just received my copy and am off to read this fascinating new book! Watch for my review of this AMAZINGLY new genre in books coming soon!

GIVEAWAY
 
THANKS TO PAUL AND THE GREAT
FOLKS AT SIMON & SCHUSTER, I
HAVE 3 COPIES OF THIS AMAZING
BOOK TO GIVE AWAY
 
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HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY:
COMMENT ON SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT THE SEARCH FOR WONDLA THAT MAKES YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK

+1 MORE ENTRY:
BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW IN THIS ENTRY


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+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON A CURRENT GIVEAWAY FROM MY BLOG THAT YOU HAVE ENTERED. FOR EACH GIVEAWAY YOU ENTER, YOU MAY HAVE ANOTHER ENTRY BUT MUST ENTER EACH ONE SEPARATELY

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, OCTOBER 19!
GOOD LUCK!

78 comments:

Ladytink_534 said...

What makes me want this book is the comparisons to Alice in Wonderland and Wizard of Oz, two of my favorites!

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traveler said...

This unique and delightful book is special. About family and compassion which interests me greatly. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I watched the vdieos which were lovely and shows us the journey through the icons. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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I entered Katie up and down the hall. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

holdenj said...

A fairy tale, 21st century space adventure with perhaps, aliens!? Sounds very intriguing and like it would really keep kids interested.
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I entered And thereby hangs a tale. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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Charleydog said...

I am always amazed at the imagination and creativity of writers.

Please enter my name in the giveaway for the book. Thanks!

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Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I love the illustrations in the book and especially love that the book has a girl in the starring role :)

thank you for the contest

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Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i tweeted here:

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Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i entered the Huck contest


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Tore said...

I would like to win because I want to read the book to my 5 year old son. Tore923@aol.com

hendy said...

What to win this book as humans raided by robots is an interesting concept and my step son would love this book.
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hendy said...

Watched first video and now I have to win the book so I can also explore online through the map
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hendy said...

I don't know but the second video is the same as the fist video.
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bison61 said...

I'm so glad he made the hero of the book a girl-I'd love this for my granddaughter

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Alyce said...

It sounds like a fantastic mix of sci-fi and fantasy for kids that I am really curious about it now.

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g.g. said...

I am anxious to see what this "augmented reality" is all about

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throuthehaze said...

The cover art is so interesting and makes me want to read this book :)
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Benita said...

The artwork looks fabulous and I love how it's likened to Alice and Wonderland.

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Benita said...

I entered Marymac's Tearoom.

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Laura H. said...

I have never heard of "augmented reality" so I would like to win this book to find out what it's all about. What an interesting concept!!!

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Laura H. said...

I watched the first video and learned that the keys to the map requires you to download a plug-in called "The Diffusion Player".

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Laura H. said...

I watched the second video but it's the same as the first one.

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Laura H. said...

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Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

I like the way the author drew inspiration for his main character, Eva, from heroines like Dorothy, Wendy and Alice. These are some of my favorite heroines in books.

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