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Author/Book Spotlight: The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman


The Gollywhopper Games

The Gollywhopper Games: The New Champion

About the Book: The Golly Toy and Game Company is hosting the regional rounds for the next Gollywhopper Games, and this time it’s brother against brother in the physical challenges and mental puzzles. The companion to the popular The Gollywhopper Games will appeal to fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Chasing Vermeer.

Chock-full of puzzles, riddles, and challenges for the reader to solve along with the main characters, this fast-paced companion to The Gollywhopper Games is bigger, bolder, and braver! The Golly Toy and Game Company’s Gollywhopper Games was such a big success the last time, the company’s executives have decided to host the competition again. Cameron and Spencer Schein have scored two highly sought-after slots in the regional round—will one of the Schein brothers make it all the way to the finals? Favorite characters from the first book make guest appearances, and a new cast of competitors, both boys and girls, get set to compete against (and with) Cameron and Spencer. There are twists and turns and complications—as well as lots of great things to eat—in this page-turner of a race to the finish line!http://jodyfeldman.com/books/

 

Jacket Cover: Some people are born winners.

Not Cameron. His older brother, Spencer, is the one who always wins. Cameron is the loser.

So what is Cameron even doing in the second Gollywhopper Games? Solving puzzles, that’s what. Doing stunts. Racing against the clock. But it’s not as if he has a real chance. Not like Spencer. Not like the 999,999 other kids competing—on national TV inside a giant toy factory!—for one million dollars. Plus instant fame. Plus bragging rights for eternity.

Cameron won’t be the winner. He knows that for sure. But there are a few things Cameron doesn’t know. . .

For fans of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Mysterious Benedict Society, here are brain-scrambling puzzles, nonstop action, and surprises around every corner!

 

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: The Gollywhopper Games
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • $16.99

 

 

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The Gollywhopper Games: Friend or Foe by Jody Feldman

On Sale: 04/21/2015

About the Book: Chock-full of puzzles, riddles, and challenges for the reader to solve along with the main characters, this companion to the first two Gollywhopper Games books offers readers plenty of action and fun. The perfect choice for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Chasing Vermeer.

Zane is not that interested in the Gollywhopper Games. He’d rather play football and is sure that he’s headed straight for the NFL. But when he gets his second concussion, his parents tell him, “No football for a year.” Instead, to his surprise, he gets a chance to compete in the Gollywhopper Games. Zane’s sense of strategy, his physical strength, and his competitive edge are all assets, and so is his ability to motivate his teammates and get them to work together. Zane becomes particularly close to Elijah, a young and scrawny genius who is friendly, awkward, and funny—Zane’s polar opposite. These two unlikely friends end up head-to-head in the final challenge, where Elijah’s quick thinking and Zane’s physical strength make it a tough fight. This is a fun and fast-paced and interactive read for fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society.

 

Jacket Copy: Everyone loves the Gollywhopper Games!

Everyone except Zane. What Zane cares about is football. He dreams of heading straight for the NFL . . . until he gets his second concussion. Now his parents say no football for a year.

Then along come the Games—a chance to solve puzzles and riddles, win a million dollars, and show up on TV. Zane will need speed, smarts, and strategy. He’ll face tougher rivals than he ever did on a football field. Does he still have what it takes to win when he’s playing a whole new game?

Are you ready for action that never quits and surprises and brainteasers at every turn? Then let the Games begin!

 

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: The Gollywhopper Games
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • $16.99

 

 

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About the Author: Jody Feldman has always loved riddles and brainteasers and word games, and she lives in a city on a river whose name contains four s’s, two p’s, and four i’s. Jody has written as many books for young readers as there are players in a doubles tennis match. To find out how many brothers she has, take the number of bases on a baseball diamond and divide it by the number of times Grover Cleveland was president of the United States. http://jodyfeldman.com/about-jody/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 10, 2015 - Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. This is great. Two of my grandsons took after me with loving puzzles and reading. Love the title.:) this is definitely a book to keep them engaged. Thanks for the post and the giveaway chance.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by carol L | April 10, 2015 | Reply

    • Sorry, no giveaway. :).

      Comment by carol L | April 15, 2015 | Reply


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