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Release Day Giveaway! The Extremely Epic Viking Tale of Yondersaay by Aoife Lennon-Ritche @chapterxchapter @aoifelennon @tantrumbooks

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Hello Readers! Welcome to the Release Day Celebration for

The Extremely Epic Viking Tale of Yondersaay
by Aoife Lennon-Ritche

presented by Tantrum Books!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

 

Happy Book Birthday, Aoife!

 

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This winter, siblings Ruairi and Dani Miller visit their ancestral homeland: the legendary Viking island of Yondersaay. Even with Granny Miller’s storytelling to pass the time, the pair manage to find trouble. In less than twenty-four hours of their arrival, Ruairi is mistaken for the lost Boy King of Denmark, kidnapped by Vikings, and scheduled to be sacrificed at sundown. Granny isn’t very pleased.

But when everyone except them goes Viking, the three turn to Granny’s epic tales of the legends of Yondersaay, The Gifts of Odin, and King Dudo the Mightily Impressive for clues. But not all stories end happily, and Ruari, Dani, and Granny will have to write their own happy ending.

The Princess Bride meets Vikings in this enchanted tale of high adventure, buried treasure, villainous treachery, violent ends, and – of course – true love. Aoife Lennon-Ritchie’s debut middle grade novel, THE EXTREMELY EPIC VIKING TALE OF YONDERSAAY, is a humorous and heartwarming story for readers ages 9+.

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The Extremely Epic Viking Tale of Yondersaay
by Aoife Lennon-Ritchie
Publication Date: October 11, 2016
Publisher: Tantrum Books

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The Little Secret

Granny had to shout now because of the noise of the wind on the gangplank of the ferry she, Dani, Ruairi, and Mum were boarding. Granny was eating the steaming hot pie Mum had gotten for her in a sailor bar in the port. They huddled close together and shuffled up the gangplank in their winter clothes.
“About three weeks into the voyage,” Granny bellowed, “a few days after the warriors started wondering why they hadn’t found land yet, dusk fell on a clear, calm ocean. The night was full of light from the crystalline moon, and Brother Brian turned a little in his position in the prow of the lead longship and made a long slow nod of the head toward King Dudo, closing his eyes as his head reached its lowest position. It was a very cool move. Brother Brian had been practicing it in his head for weeks. He waited for King Dudo to take his seat beside him.
“‘We are close,” Brian said to Dudo and looked to the stars, then back down at the books and scrolls and charts laid all about him and back up to the stars again. “‘All my information, all my years of training, and all my expertise tell me we are very close.’
“The boat glided quietly through the water. Most of the Vikings were sleeping. Not so much as a seabird disturbed the stillness of the night. The monk and the king looked hopefully all around; it felt to them that they could see for miles. If the island was there, they would see it.
“They looked and looked. An hour passed, two hours passed, then three. But no land came into view. All of a sudden, King Dudo swung his head around to the left. ‘Shh!’ he hissed. Brother Brian swivelled his gaze around and looked hard, but he couldn’t see anything. ‘It sounded like—’ King Dudo said, stopping short.
“‘Like what, my lord?’ Brian asked.
“‘Oh, nothing, it’s ridiculous … but for a minute there, I thought I heard children laughing.’
Brother Brian gasped, clutched his chest, and went pale.
“‘It’s nothing,’ King Dudo continued. ‘The ocean is playing tricks on my mind.’ Dudo’s shoulders sagged, and he let out a big sigh. ‘This is ridiculous! What am I thinking? A magical island in the middle of the ocean … Enough. Time to let it go. Let’s get back on track and deliver my men to land.’

 

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Irish actor and writer Aoife Lennon-Ritchie studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, the Universita di Catania in Italy, University College Dublin in Ireland, and the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Aoife holds diplomas, degrees and a Masters in the multiple fields of business and information technology, English and classic literature, theatre and creative writing; she looks forward to doing her PhD in Film and Media. Always searching for new adventures, Aoife has lived in the UK, France, Greece, Italy, and several US cities, including Chicago, New York and Pittsburgh. She speaks three (and a half) languages. Although she was once an investment banker, she much prefers acting, fencing, writing, and being a mum. She currently lives in Cape Town with her handsome husband and two small children.

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New Release: Pink Hair, Blue Hair by @JennaLynField #BestChildrensLitEver #beingunique

Pink Hair, Blue Hair is HERE!

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We are all unique!

Pink Hair, Blue Hair is a wonderful celebration of being ourselves, whoever we are – a must read for children everywhere.

Release Date: July 16th, 2015

What reviewers are saying about Pink Hair, Blue Hair:

“This is a cute colorful children’s book that teaches we are unique from the color of our hair to the pants we wear and that it is Ok. Love being you.” ~ Kimberly, Caffeinated Book Reviewer


“Like a favorite teddy bear, your child will keep this book close by and read it often.” ~ Wendy


Treat the kids just in time for the summer holidays!

PRINT: Amazon UK | Amazon US /

And don’t forget to add Pink Hair, Blue Hair to your Goodreads.

Other titles by Jenna Lyn Field:

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About the author:

Author of children’s picture books, Jenna Lyn Field is the pen name of adult author J.A. Belfield. She lives in Solihull, England, with the best husband in the world, aka Mr B, a couple of back-chatting but pretty cool kids, a pooch she treats likes the baby of the house, and a scrawny cat that drives her insane.

Jenna also writes adult fiction under the name J.A. Belfield.

Find her here:


Cover Reveal: Pink Hair, Blue Hair by Jenna Lyn Field! @JennaLynField #kidlit #picturebooks

Pink Hair, Blue Hair is the third picture book to be releasing from children’s author Jenna Lyn Field.

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We are all unique!

Pink Hair, Blue Hair is a wonderful celebration of being ourselves, whoever we are – a must read for children everywhere.

Release Date: July 16th, 2015

What’s more, Pink Hair, Blue Hair will be available FREE on Kindle to those who buy the paperback, so mark your calendars and treat the kids just in time for the summer holidays.

Or if you simply can’t wait, you can pre-order the Kindle edition at a special pre-order price TODAY!

Amazon UK | Amazon US

In the meantime, why not add Pink Hair, Blue Hair to your Goodreads.

Other titles by Jenna Lyn Field:

The Rabbit With Terrible Habits

 

Noah’s New Room

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Colour Me Funky – Alphabet: Graffiti

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About the author:

Author of children’s picture books, Jenna Lyn Field is the pen name of adult author J.A. Belfield. She lives in Solihull, England, with the best husband in the world, aka Mr B, a couple of back-chatting but pretty cool kids, a pooch she treats likes the baby of the house, and a scrawny cat that drives her insane.

Jenna also writes adult fiction under the name J.A. Belfield.

Find her here:

Amazon | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


Noah’s New Room, the second release by children’s author @JennaLynField out now!

Noah’s New Room, the second release by children’s author Jenna Lyn Field is available now in both print and Kindle!

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Noah isn’t happy when the time arrives for him to have his own space. Luckily, Noah’s mummy knows just what to do. Noah’s New Room is a great way to help with this transition in any child’s life.

This beautifully illustrated, full-colour book is a great addition to any child’s library.

Grab your copy today:

Amazon US | Amazon UK

What’s more: Buy a copy in paperback and get the Kindle edition for FREE!

You can also add Noah’s New Room to your Goodreads.

Other titles by Jenna Lyn Field:

The Rabbit With Terrible Habits

Coming Soon from Jenna Lyn Field:

Colour Me Funky – Alphabet: Graffiti

(This one might be my favorite yet!!!)

About the author:

Author of children’s picture books, Jenna Lyn Field is the pen name of adult author J.A. Belfield. She lives in Solihull, England, with the best husband in the world, aka Mr B, a couple of back-chatting but pretty cool kids, a pooch she treats likes the baby of the house, and a scrawny cat that drives her insane.

Jenna also writes adult fiction under the name J.A. Belfield.

Find her here:

Amazon | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


Books for Wee Ones features: The Rabbit With Terrible Habits by @JennaLynField

Woot!

Here’s what’s up today on my Books for Wee Ones segment:

Take a look at the new children’s book coming from Jenna Lyn Field

Title: The Rabbit With Terrible Habits

Published: April 23rd 2015

Author/Illustrator: Jenna Lyn Field 

 

Buy Links: AMAZON US | AMAZON UK

 

Jenna Lyn Field Links: 

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon

 

YouTube video:

 https://youtu.be/PI-6dATv99U

So tell me, what was you favorite childhood story?

Because the books we read as a child

shape our imagination!