Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Kingdom of Oceana Giveaway

I am super excited to have been asked to review the book, The Kingdom of Oceana, by Mitchell Charles.  This is a great book for approx. grades 5-10, and is the first in a new young adult fantasy series.  See the synopsis from the publicist below:


The Kingdom of Oceana, by Mitchell Charles, is recommended for ages 9-15.  At it’s core, it is a story about a sibling rivalry.

Five centuries ago, on the island now called Hawaii, there was a kingdom filled with adventure, beauty, and magic.  When 16-year-old Prince Ailani and his brother Nahoa trespass on a forbidden burial ground and uncover an ancient tiki mask, they unleash a thousand-year-old curse that threatens to destroy their tropical paradise.

Warring factions spar for control of Oceana, sparking an age-old conflict between rival sorcerers. With the help of ancestral spirit animals, a shape-shifting sidekick, and a beautiful princess, Prince Ailani must fight for his rightful place as the future king of Oceana.

The Kingdom of Oceana takes readers on a fun and exciting adventure filled with big wave surfing, fire walking, and shark taming, while also dealing with real-world environmental issues like ocean conservation. To learn more or to read an excerpt from the book, go to http://bookpublicityservices.com/kingdom-oceana-mitchell-charles/
 
I can't wait to incorporate this with my middle schoolers!  It's a fantastic way to integrate Common Core Standards as well as higher order thinking skills. 

See the book trailer below:


In order for you to enjoy this book and share w/ your students, I'm giving away 1 free copy.  Enter at the Rafflecopter below between Sunday, June 26- Wednesday, June 29th:

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4 comments:

  1. This is such an interesting book! I, too, can't wait to use it with my kiddos come the start of the new school year. Here's a thought... perhaps our classes could do a "sharing" activity with the book online.

    Good luck with your giveaway!
    Angela

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    1. That would be great! My kids would love that! When does school start back for you? We can email one another to work out the details closer to time.

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    2. Oh goodie! Our first day is Aug. 24th. When do your classes resume?

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    3. August 3rd :( Our summer break ends WAY too soon, but we do get out at the end of May.

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