Thursday, November 22, 2018

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Inkling by Kenneth Oppel

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for the Middle Grade Fantasy novel Inkling by Kenneth Oppel. This blog tour is organized by Rockstar Book Tours. There's also a giveaway at the bottom of the post. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour here for other excerpts, reviews, and interviews. Enjoy!
From the acclaimed author of The Nest, The Boundless, and Airborn comes a brilliantly funny, breakout book about a boy who discovers an ink blot that's come to life! Perfect for those who love Hoot and Frindle and sure to be a hit with kids everywhere!

The Rylance family is stuck. Dad's got writer's block. Ethan promised to illustrate a group project at school--even though he can't draw. Sarah's still pining for a puppy. And they all miss Mom. So much more than they can say.

Enter Inkling. Inkling begins life in Mr. Rylance's sketchbook. But one night the ink of his drawings runs together--and then leaps off the page! This small burst of creativity is about to change everything.

Ethan finds him first. Inkling has absorbed a couple chapters of his math book--not good--and the story he's supposed to be illustrating for school--also not good. But Inkling's also started drawing the pictures to go with the story--which is amazing! It's just the help Ethan was looking for! Inkling helps the rest of the family too--for Sarah he's a puppy. And for Dad he's a spark of ideas for a new graphic novel. It's exactly what they all want.

It's not until Inkling goes missing that this family has to face the larger questions of what they--and Inkling--truly need.

Kenneth Oppel has given us a small masterpiece of middle-grade fiction. Inkling is funny and fizzy and exciting, and brimming with the kind of interesting ideas and dilemmas that kids will love to wrestle with. And Sydney Smith is creating wonderfully inky illustrations to bring the story to vivid life. Get ready. A little ink blot is about to become your new favorite character!

About the Author:
I was born in Port Alberni, a mill town on Vancouver Island, British Columbia but spent the bulk of my childhood in Victoria, B.C. and on the opposite coast, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At around twelve I decided I wanted to be a writer. I started out writing sci-fi epics then went on to swords and sorcery tales and then, during the summer holiday when I was fourteen, started on a humorous story about a boy addicted to video games. (Photo credit: Mark Raynes Roberts)

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3 winners will receive a finished copy of INKLING, US Only.
Check Out the Tour Schedule Below:
11/1/2018 - The Reading Corner for All - Review
11/2/2018 - Here's to Happy Endings - Review
11/5/2018 - Belles Book Blog - Review
11/6/2018 - D Wants to Read - Review
11/7/2018 - Beagles & Books - Review
11/8/2018 - YA Books Central - Interview
11/9/2018 - Belle's Archive - Review
11/12/2018 - Maddie.TV - Review
11/13/2018 - Cindy's Love of Books - Review
11/14/2018 - Bri's Book Nook - Review
11/15/2018 - FUONLYKNEW - Review
11/16/2018 - BookHounds YA - Review
11/19/2018 - Twirling Book Princess - Excerpt
11/20/2018 - Book-Keeping - Review
11/21/2018 - A Dream Within A Dream - Excerpt
11/22/2018 - All the Ups and Downs - Excerpt
11/23/2018 - Lilly's Book World - Review
11/26/2018 - The Layaway Dragon - Review
11/27/2018 - The Cover Contessa - Interview
11/28/2018 - The Pages In-Between - Review
11/29/2018 - Adventures Thru Wonderland - Review
11/30/2018 - Oh Hey! Books - Review

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  1. I like the concept. I hope that this is a graphic novel or includes illustrations.

  2. Sounds interesting love the cover.