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Blog Tour/Giveaway: A Tale of Light and Shadow by Jacob Gowans. Ends Nov 30th


A Tale of Light and Shadow

A Tale of Light and Shadow by Jacob Gowans

About the Book: Enter Atolas, a world where swords and daggers both extend life and end it, where magic is feared by all but a few, and where feuds and friendships influence kingdoms and courtships. Henry and Isabelle have secretly sworn to marry despite his lowly station. Though Henry is but a carpenter, his devotion drives him to commit an unthinkable act that may cost both of them their lives. At the same time, a secret, dark prophecy has set in motion events that will affect not only them, but the thrones of rulers throughout all of Atolas, threatening to eclipse the world in shadow. But all is not lost while hope remains in the guise of an unlikely hero and the strength of friendship.

 

  • Series: A Tale of Light and Shadow
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain (September 9, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609078721
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609078720

 

For reviews check amazon.com

 

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About the Author: Jacob Gowans is a dentist currently working in Utah. He is husband to a beautiful wife, and father to four cute children. He shuns all pets. When not working or writing, he enjoys watching sports, reading, running, acting, listening to a variety of music, kissing his wife, internet shopping, and chasing his kids around the house. He is passionate about board games, both old and new.

Psion Beta was his first novel, followed by Psion Gamma, Psion Delta, and Psion Alpha. He is currently working on books in both the Psion series and his new series, A Tale of Light and Shadow, published by Shadow Mountain Publishing. He is also planning Unknown and Super Six, two more series. His favorite bands are Angels and Airwaves and The Killers. His favorite book is Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo, and thinks the greatest film ever made is Dead Poets Society. He reads comics, mainly Spider-man, Batman, The Far Side, and Calvin and Hobbes.

He was raised in Papillion, Nebraska, graduated from Brigham Young University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in theater studies, and moved to Cleveland shortly thereafter. In 2011, he graduated from dental school at Case Western Reserve University.

He dreams of going to another country, seeing the Yankees play in every baseball stadium in America, and getting more involved in creating motion pictures. He would love to explore comic book and screenplay writing. He believes there is no greater responsibility than his family, and no better way to live than with love for all mankind.  http://www.jacobgowans.com/about-jacob-gowans.html

 

Blog Tour by http://www.shadowmountain.com/blog-tour-a-tale-of-light-and-shadow/

 

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November 16, 2014 Posted by | Blog Tour, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

5th Annual Gratitude Giveaways Hop. Ends Nov 30th


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Welcome to the 5th Annual Gratitude Giveaways Blog Hop Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

November 15th to 30th

This hop is to say thank you to my followers

I would like to say a big thank you to all those who visit and leave wonderful comments on my blog.

You are the best followers! I wish I could give everyone of you a free gift but I can’t. I can only do the next best thing below.

Gratitude Giveaway Blog Hop (US ONLY)

Hosted by I am a reader, not a writer

There will be 2 winners for this Hop (USA ONLY)

Each winner will receive any 3 Books

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This giveaway close at midnight on Sunday, November 30th and the winner will be selected at random.org and post December 1st, 2014.

November 14, 2014 Posted by | Free Giveaways, Giveaway Hops | , , , , , , | 37 Comments

Kindle Edition Giveaway for Kingdom Lights by Steven V.S. Ends Nov 19th


The Kingdom Lights

 

About the Book: In a world where cities float, airships sail the skies and mythical creatures are summoned in a pinch…Celes Vale is distinctly average. Living in the shadow of his talented cousin, his powerful aunt and uncle, Celes is resigned to his future of soot, factories and well, more soot. But on the night of his twelfth birthday everything changes. A blinding light, a whispered voice and in an instant Celes becomes the first ordinary child in all of history to develop magic, sending him on a fast track ticket to Gardarel, the greatest of the floating cities. Though some welcome Celes others want the dirt-ridden up-start off their city – preferably head first. Nowhere is this clearer than in beautiful and haughty Lady Ban and her sneering nephew Marcus Blackwood. But Blackwood, with his gang of goons and unimaginative one-liners, is soon the least of Celes’s problems. With a little magic and a lot of detective work, Celes unravels the dark truth behind Lady Ban’s prim, perfect smile – an alliance to the villainous Wardens and the masked man who leads them. But in his bid to expose Lady Ban, Celes unwittingly stumbles on to an even darker conspiracy – the complete destruction of Gardarel itself. http://stevenvs.co.uk/?cat=83

 

For reviews go to amazon.com

 

Kindle Edition

Pages: 229

 

 

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About the Author: In between writing and dreaming Steven is a medical doctor and has worked at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire and the Princess Royal where he fights the system with quirky lanyards. He also wonders greatly why these author profiles are always written in the 3rd person.

http://stevenvs.co.uk/

 

Kindle Edition Giveaway

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Giveaway Ends Nov 19th, 2014

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Winner is #5 – Rebecca Swenor

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Kindle Edition Giveaway for Karmack by JC Whyte. Ends Nov 19th


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Karmack by JC Whyte

Everyone knows Curtis “Sully” Sullenburg is the toughest kid at Higgins Elementary. For years, he and his gang have tormented students and teachers alike with their pranks. And for the most part, they’ve gotten away with it. But all that changes when a strange little creature appears on the scene. From that point on, pranks start coming back like boomerangs, smacking Sully’s gang right in their fifth grade butts! Sully is the only one who can see this creature, which he names Karmack. The little guy claims to be a nature spirit whose job is to balance all the bad karma the boys have amassed over the years. Because if Karmack fails, these boys will undoubtedly suffer “dreadful, awful doom”. Just like that kid who shot at crows with his BB gun – one day he crashed his bike into a pigeon coop and emerged as the Abominable Snowman of bird poop! Yeah, that kind of doom. Sully soon realizes he must save not only himself but his friends from Karmack’s doom, even though they have no idea why they keep getting boomeranged! http://karmack.webs.com/for-kids

Karmack was honored to win a silver in pre-teen fantasy from the 2014 Literary Classics International Book Awards; also, a First Place in chapter ebooks from the 2014 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards! 

http://karmack.webs.com/

 

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About the Author: J.C. Whyte discovered her love for writing at the age of eleven when her 6th grade teacher told the class to write a poem about a sport. She knew her classmates would probably choose a popular sport like baseball or football, so J.C. chose to write a funny poem about golf. To her surprise, the teacher really loved it and encouraged J.C. to continue writing. So she did. Then that summer, students were told to choose 26 books from a reading list, read them and write a book report on each. BLAH! J.C. wanted to enjoy her summer, not spend it reading. Back then, she was a very slow reader and didn’t much enjoy the experience. Plus, kids didn’t have the fun books which are available today. But her wise teacher told J.C. she could write 26 stories instead of reading them. That was genius. J.C. didn’t actually write a full 26 stories, but she wrote at least one which made her teacher laugh out loud in class. And the teacher gave her an “A” on her summer reading assignment. J.C. never forgot that wise and wonderful teacher who let the budding author play to her strengths. So as a result, J.C. knew at an early age she wanted to become a professional writer. Yet when she reached college, she also understood that writing stories seldom paid the bills. So she got her degrees in Journalism and Communications Management. Then for many years she channeled her creative energies into the field of Public Relations. To read more https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7135956.J_C_Whyte

 

 

For reviews  http://www.amazon.com/Karmack-J-C-Whyte-ebook/dp/B00D91LYIY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415188014&sr=1-1&keywords=9781771273350

 

Kindle Edition

Pages: 140

 

Kindle Edition Giveaway

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Giveaway Ends Nov 19th, 2014

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Winner is #5 – Liz Mays

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Book Review/Giveaway: In The Forbidden City. Ends Nov 15th


In the Forbidden City

 

In The Forbidden City by Chiu Kwong-chiu, Nancy S. Steinhardt (Editor), Ben Wang (Goodreads Author) (Translator) 

 

Serving as the seat of imperial power for six centuries, the Forbidden City is one of China’s most famous and enigmatic landmarks. Accompanied by a mischievous cat, readers will tour this colossal architectural structure, discovering the secrets hidden inside the palace walls. They will encounter the people who have walked through its halls and gardens, including emperors, empresses, and rebel leaders, and hear exciting tales about the power struggles and intrigues of everyday life.

This large format book conveys the grandeur of the Forbidden City through highly detailed line drawings of its buildings, gardens, and courtyards with numerous fold-out spreads. Each page is populated by a large variety of characters and peppered with entertaining anecdotes. Every book includes a plastic magnifying glass for looking at the drawings more closely. http://www.prbythebook.com/china-institute

Age: 9 +

Cost: $14.96 on amazon.com

 

  • Series: We All Live in the Forbidden City
  • Hardcover: 52 pages
  • Publisher: China Institute in America; First Edition,First,Hardcover with Jacket edition (October 14, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0989377601
  • ISBN-13: 978-0989377607

 

My Review: The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. In The Forbidden City, learn about the 16 Emperors during the Ming Dynasty. For almost 600 years, the Forbidden City was home to the Chinese emperor. It also contained a stupendous amount of masterpieces and rare treasures, which were handled down from generation to generation.

It is interesting to know that an emperor was considered the Son of Heaven and the Forbidden City, as the focal point of the emperor’s rule, was where heaven met earth.

Travel through time as the book unfolds the history of the Forbidden City. How some of the emperors became wealthy and powerful, how the empire suffered a slow decline crippled by invasions from foreign countries. Take a tour through the Meridian Gate; The Year Ten Thousand Envoys came to pay tribute (The Gate of Supreme Harmony), Hall of Mental Cultivation, the North Gate of the Forbidden City and many more.

Also, learn about the important woman of China, Empress Dowager Cixi. She was a powerful and charismatic woman who unofficially but effectively controlled the Manchu Qing dynasty in China for 47 years, from 1861 when Emperor Xianfeng passed away and her son became Emperor Tongzhi she was promoted to Empress Dowager. With her son too young to rule, she successfully orchestrates a coup over powerful ministres and was appointed co-regent and now could attend to the affairs of the state with her son. She died in 1908.

The book also gives detailed pencil outline drawings of the Forbidden City, including the buildings, gardens, courtyards and more with symmetrical layouts. I really enjoyed reading the book and I hope you will too.

 

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Rebekah Epstein in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

 

About the Author: Chiu Kwong-chiu is an artist, designer, and professor who explores Chinese traditional visual arts and adopts groundbreaking methods to interpret and promote Chinese art and culture. He founded the CnC Design and Cultural Studies Workshop in Hong Kong, where he provides guidance and leadership in the research, interpretation, and promotion of traditional and contemporary design and Chinese culture.

Ben Wang (translator) is a senior lecturer in humanities at China Institute, an instructor of Chinese at the United Nations, and guest lecturer at numerous prestigious academic and cultural institutions.

 

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Giveaway Ends Nov 15th, 2014

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October 22, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Book Spotlight/Giveaway: The Boy Who Could See: The Golden Seal. Ends Nov 7th


The Boy Who Could See

CALE THORNSBE – The Boy Who Could See: The Golden Seal

Cale Thornsbe had always known he was adopted under the most mysterious circumstances. Although he loved his new parents very much, he treasured the only link he ever had to his true identity – a blurred out golden seal. Throughout his childhood he was teased for his unusual accent, snow white hair and thick glasses only to find out what they really meant as his thirteenth birthday approached. He was the last seer of two worlds and the only barrier left to keep the evil King Etmus from taking over this world by force as he had done in his own. From the tallest invisible bull to the smallest forest pixie, Cale must learn who he can trust as his senses and visions heighten. His lovable and completely clueless parents are kidnapped, but who really has them? Cale Thornsbe has no choice but to find the answers as the seal begins to reveal itself and the journey never taken is brought to his doorstep.

 

Click on the link to read a samplehttp://www.booksbycassie.com/Cale_Thornsbe.html

 

Series: Chronicles of the Last Seer

Cost: Paperback $6.29
Paperback: 148 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (September 9, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1500956783

ISBN-13: 978-1500956783

 

 

 

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About the Author: Born in Alton, Illinois in 1973, Cassie Williams began writing over ten years ago and enjoys creating stories in different genres. Her first novel, RETURN TO PINE STREET: Renee Walker’s Haunting, is based on a haunted house she lived in when she was in Junior High. Although the concept of the book is made up – her returning to the house during hypnosis – it was her fear as an adult of moving into another haunted house that gave her the idea to write the book. Cassie enjoys spending time with her three grown children and two grandchildren. She looks forward to penning the many ideas in her head and hopes that each of you will find something in her stories. “My goal is to make the reader feel something… anything. If they haven’t, then I haven’t done my job.”  http://www.booksbycassie.com/

 

 

 

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Giveaway Ends Nov 7th, 2014

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Winner is #6 – Rebecca Swenor

October 20, 2014 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , | 7 Comments

Book Spotlight/Giveaway: Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer. Ends Nov 5th


Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer

 

Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer by Ali Maier

 

A sister and brother, forced to write in the summer, and share ONE journal? Ugh.

This is exactly what happens to 10-year-old twins Maggie and Max Pruitt. When Mom comes up with a plan for them to keep a summer journal, Maggie and Max can’t believe it. Worse yet, they have to share!

Through their writing, Maggie and Max find out they have very different (and hilarious) views about growing up, family and life – a conclusion they only discovered because, as Max and Maggie say, “Mom Made Us Write This.”

Positive, creative and fun for classrooms and families! -Mrs. Jane Jagielo, 4th Grade Teacher. http://mommadeuswritethis.com/

 

Series: Max and Maggie Journal
Paperback: 208 pages

Publisher: Erie Island Media; 1st edition (October 15, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0989375501

ISBN-13: 978-0989375504

Cost $8.75 @amazon.com

 

 

 

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Max & Maggie creator Ali Maier knows a great story. As an avid volunteer, hands-on mom and former teacher, Ali has spent years working with children, experiencing their life stories and crafting her own.

Ali grew up in Pennsylvania with her parents and an older sister. Separated by only 17 months, Ali and her sister experienced many of the same events, teachers and friends, as well as all of the fun and challenges that come with sibling relationships.

Today, Ali and her husband have two children who are close in age and share the same kind of close relationship (and the same kind of challenges!).

The most important part of Ali’s life is her family. She is blessed with a loving husband, children, parents and extended family that are a constant source of love and laughter.

Mom Made Us Write This shows a unique and funny understanding of the loving (and not-so-loving) relationship between close siblings and their family. http://mommadeuswritethis.com/about/

 

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Winner is #4  – tmy56

October 17, 2014 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Book/Author Spotlight – Giveaway: The Misshapes: The Coming Storm. Ends Oct 30th


The Misshapes

Polis Books  features The Misshapes (The Coming Storm) by Alex Flynn

Some people have powers.
Some people do not.
And some people just might change the world.
Sarah Robertson is one of those people.

Doolittle Falls is no ordinary town, and fifteen-year-old Sarah Robertson is no ordinary girl – she can control the weather with her emotions. But in Doolittle Falls, where superheroes walk the streets (and fly over them), Sarah’s third-rate powers aren’t enough to secure her a spot in the prestigious Hero Academy, not to mention the fact that her recently vanished mother has become the town’s most notorious Supervillain and the archnemesis of America’s favorite Hero, Freedom Man. Instead of acceptance to the school of her dreams, Sarah is marked as an outcast with powers – a Misshape.

Sarah is stuck at public school, with a ragtag group of fellow Misshapes and the happily ordinary Normals. Determined to fly under the radar, Sarah’s forced into a special class for Misshapes, where she meets other people with odd powers: a kid who shoots paintballs out his eyes, a girl who can talk to the animals (the squirrels never have much to say), and a boy who is followed around by backup-singer ghosts, The Spectors (like all girl groups, they are obsessed with the postman).

Despite this setback, Sarah is determined to take charge of her powers and win a place at Hero Academy with the rest of the superhero elite. Yet the path to Hero greatness doesn’t exactly run smoothly. Her brother’s recent rebellious streak is starting to wear thin, she has an intriguing (and smoking hot) new mentor, and an unexpected romance blooms with the Romeo to her Juliet, Hero dreamboat, Freedom Boy. Sarah is ecstatic when a mysterious figure offers to fulfill Sarah’s dreams of joining the Hero Academy, until she learns he has been stoking anti-Misshape sentiment in the town that endangers everyone she cares about. When Doolittle Falls comes under threat of annihilation, Sarah will learn just how powerful she’s forced to choose between her friends and the destiny she’s always wanted.

And she may just kick some Supervillain butt in the process.

Read on for an excerpt from THE MISSHAPES:

PROLOGUE

I don’t remember how old I was the first time I saw a man fly. I was very small; I remember that much. My arms were tightly locked around my dad’s neck. He was giving me a piggyback ride through our perfectly ordinary town center.

It was a crisp and cold fall day. Our heads craned upward as we tried to name the various clouds in the sky, giving them shapes, personalities, and identities. Mom still lived with us. I didn’t know about her abilities yet.

I can remember pointing to one cloud and told Dad it looked like my teddy bear Winston. Dad tried to say something in return but the sound of an airplane drowned him out. Or so I thought. A gust of wind plastered my shirt to my small body. I felt my head rip forward as something brushed against it.A man. He was in the air, just clearing the tops of people’s heads. His feet pointed behind him like an Olympic diver and his arms pointed forward, ending at balled fists.

He was headed straight toward Old Mrs. Galloway. The old woman shuffled slowly down the sidewalk, juggling her grocery bags, a cane, and an enormous purse. She wobbled like a top that was ready to fall over.

A loud baritone bellow of “Never fear!” came from the flying man.

I screamed.  To read more click on the link http://www.polisbooks.com/books/the-misshapes/

Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Level: 4 and up
Series: The Coming Storm
Hardcover: 304 pages

Cost $12.96 @ amazon.com

Publisher: Polis Books (October 7, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1940610311

ISBN-13: 978-1940610313

 

Author

About the Author: Alex Flynn is the pseudonym for the writing team of Stuart Sherman and Elisabeth Donnelly. They met at a clandestine book club in Boston, where they broke into a fortified tower in order to discuss literature. They like garrulous Irish writers, Pushing Daisies, Axe Cop, and anything involving The Tick. Their secret lair is currently in a hollowed-out volcano in Brooklyn. In addition to co-writing The Misshapes, Donnelly is a cultural journalist who has written for the The New York Times Magazine, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Paris Review Daily, GQ and many others. She is currently an editor at Flavorwire. Sherman is a bioethicist, health policy analyst and a former contestant on the game show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”

Visit Alex Flynn at http://www.themisshapes.net or follow on Twitter at @The_Misshapes.

About Polis Books

Polis Books is an independent book publisher aiming to deliver all the service and professionalism of a trade publishing house, with the innovation and speed necessary to thrive in a rapidly-changing book market.

Using our knowledge of the ever-changing marketplace, marketing and social media, as well as a deep respect for the communities that love and appreciate commercial fiction, Polis Books aims to introduce readers to brand new voices, as well as reinvigorate the careers of talented authors who deserve a wider readership. We will be publishing a mixture of new and previously published books from contemporary writers across all platforms, retailers and e-retailers. We publish books in both print and digital, evaluating each potential acquisition to determine its appropriate publication format. We publish print originals, reissues, and digital originals and reissues. Our goal, upon acquisition of a digital original, is to have our books available wherever ebooks are sold within just a few months, slashing the traditional model which can take upwards of two years. With print, we position our books to maximize distribution potential across all outlets and retailers.  http://www.polisbooks.com/about/

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Giveaway Ends October 30th, 2014

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Winner is #7 – tmy56

October 16, 2014 Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop. Ends October 31st


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Welcome to Spooktacular Giveaway Hop October 15th – 31st

Hosted by I am a reader, not a writer

There will be 1 winner for this Hop USA ONLY

Prize Pack is 2 Children’s books

The Zombie Chasers

The Zombie Chasers #5

Galaxys

Galaxy’s Most Wanted by John Kloepfer

Case File 13 #2 Making the Team

Case File: Making the Team

Case File 13 #3 Evil Twins

Case File: Evil Twins

Select 2 Books from the list above

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This giveaway close at midnight on October 31st and the winner will be selected at random.org and post Nov 1st  2014.

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winner is #26 – Karen Johnson

October 14, 2014 Posted by | Free Giveaways, Giveaway Hops | , , , , , | 34 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: The Greedy King. Ends Oct 18th


The Greedy King

Aristoddlers Presents: The Greedy King, a Tale of Ancient Greece by Mitchell Biesemeyer, illustrated by Santiago Germano

About the Book: Does money make you happy? The Greedy King is certain it does. The Greedy King has so much treasure, he thinks he must be the happiest man who ever lived. When a wise man tells the Greedy King he is only lucky, events are set in motion that will change the world. Aristoddlers adapts true stories from Greek and Roman history into illustrated stories for children, sharing these ancient lessons with the next generation. This is the story of greedy King Croesus and wise Solon, and what it really means to be happy.

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My Review: This story reminds me about Snow White and the Evil Queen. Just like the Evil Queen, the Greedy Kings wanted everyone to know how rich and happy he was. So he invited the wisest man in Greece to see his great life. “Have you ever met a happier man?” asked the greedy king. The wise man said, “I once met a farmer who worked hard every day. And he went on to tell the greedy king how the farmer gave food and money to those who needed it, and he lived a happy life. The Kind was confused and upset. The wise man gave more examples of what others have done and how they were the happiest that ever lived, because their lives were spent to save or help others. And he told the king that he is only lucky. The king was angry and demanded to know why he wasn’t the happiest man who ever lived. Wouldn’t like to know what happened to the Greedy King? Well, you just have to buy a copy to find out.

A lot of us can learn from this book that true happiness comes from doing what is good. Being greedy can make us happy for now, but true happiness comes from helping others.

The Greedy King is based on a story by an ancient Greek historian from the 5th century named Herodotus. His story was based as an account of the wars between Persia and Greece. He wrote his story as a warning to Greeks about the dangers of tyranny. The author retold the story of King Croesus and the wise man Solon. You can read more about this at the last page of the book. Santiago Germano did a wonderful job illustrating this story which help tells the story. I highly recommend this book.

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from talltails publishing in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

About Talltails Publishing: Founded in 2008, Tall Tails Publishing House is a small press dedicated to providing entertaining and beautifully illustrated children’s books that inspire young people to explore the world around them. We are located in Oklahoma, and are always ready to support local authors and illustrators.  http://www.talltailspublishing.com

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