I’m so happy to take part in Greg R. Fishbone‘s blog tour for his new novel Galaxy Games: The Challengers! Stay tuned (see below) to find out how you can win a copy of his fantastically funny novel for middle-graders!
Galaxy Games: The Challengers by Greg R. Fishbone (Tu Books/2011)
Tyler Sato is thrilled to be celebrating his eleventh birthday. His relatives from Japan gift him with a star – naming it Ty Sato in his honor. When it’s discovered that Tyler’s star is not a star but a spaceship headed right for earth, Tyler’s eleventh year is sure to be a stellar one – or so he hopes! During the course of events, M’Frozza, the alien girl in the spaceship, introduces the Galaxy Games to Tyler and the globe – causing Very Important Events to occur for all of Earth. On the other side of the world, Tyler’s cousin Daiki has his own problems, including a judo champ (a girl!) who is desperate for a friend. I recommend this fun read to anyone who loves a story about friendship, space adventure, and intergalactic games! There’s great humor throughout – I laughed out loud many times!
Spotlight on Greg Fishbone:
9. One of the first useful Japanese sentences I learned was how to order a “Big Mac set” with no cheese and extra pickles for take-away.
8. Tuna onigiri. Yum!
7. Oden from the local street vendor.
6. That one restaurant with sushi plates that run on a conveyor belt past your table!
5. A vehicle that looked like it could have been an American ice cream truck, except that it sold roasted yams wrapped in newspaper.
4. The day I discovered that fried tako balls have octopus inside and were nothing like the Mexican-style tacos my mouth had been expecting.
3. A dozen varieties of Pocky!
Greg Fishbone is an author of galactic fiction for young readers. He also serves as an Assistant Regional Advisor for the New England regions of the Society of Book Writers and Illustrators, is a two-time NESCBWI conference co-director, and founded of the Class of 2k7 debut author group. This summer he participated in the NASA and NSF-funded Launch Pad program at the University of Wyoming, intended to provide authors with better knowledge of astronomy and theories of science literacy.
Love fun and games? Greg is hosting a fun puzzle game with a grand prize for one clever reader. Collect all 31 pieces from Greg’s blog tour stops and solve the puzzle! Here’s puzzle piece number 13-
Here’s a link to the blog tour and the other puzzle pieces: http://galaxygam.es/tour/
Now, how would you like to win a copy of Galaxy Games: The Challengers with a book plate autographed by the author himself? All you have to do leave a comment and you’ll be entered in a drawing. (LJ feed readers click here.) The only rules are that you must have a US mailing address and you must leave your comment by midnight PST Friday, October 14. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 18th. Good luck!