Wednesday, December 10, 2014

{Blog Tour Spolight w/ #GIVEAWAY} The Lumpy Duckling by Kai Strand

Lumpy Duckling
     The Lumpy Duckling by Kai Strand 

   Lumpy may be hefty with a misshapen mouth, but he’s funny and the most loyal friend Wheezy could ask for. When she meets Unwanted, she casts a wish for people to be able to see her best friend like she does. Her wish nearly kills him. 
 All the Weaver Tales are set in the same fictional village of The Tales. The villagers are called Word Weavers, because they speak in story. The same little gnome-elf, Unwanted, grants a wish in each book that makes the main character's problem worse. 
The books do not have to be read in any order.

Praise for The Lucky Duckling

Kai Strand explores friendship, perception, and the consequences of wishes in this fast-paced read. - Mary Waibel 
 This is a wonderful story of loyalty and friendship. It also shows how one’s fears and insecurities sometimes sabotage the good things we have in our lives. Like Wheezy, we have to learn to trust, to accept change, to be patient and understanding, and to try not to jump to conclusions. The end is most satisfying, but it’s an exciting, nerve-wracking ride getting there. The Lumpy Duckling is highly recommended for middle grade readers. - Penelope Anne Cole 


Somehow, she and Lumpy got to know each other better while he was away. His letters talked about the things he missed the most; his sisters, the gazing pool, finding shapes in her freckles. She shared her frustration over not getting an ‘A’ on an art assignment because her teacher didn’t agree with the perspective, how much she missed sitting in the park with him—imagining what conversations the popular kids were having, and how worried she was about her little sister’s new best friend being too much like Tosh.
They seemed to share more in their letters than they did in person. So much so that when Wheezy learned Lumpy was coming home, she became equal parts ecstatic and nervous over seeing him again.

   The lumpy

Kai  Author Kai Strand 

 When her children were young and the electricity winked out, Kai Strand gathered her family around the fireplace and they told stories, one sentence at a time. Her boys were rather fond of the ending, “And then everybody died. The end.” Now an award winning children’s author, Kai crafts fiction for kids and teens to provide an escape hatch from their reality. With a selection of novels for young adult and middle grade readers and short stories for the younger ones, Kai entertains children of all ages, and their adults.


  Blog Tour Giveaway 

 $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

 Ends 12/29/14

 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing The Lumpy Duckling and the giveaway with your readers!