Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Book giveaway: 'Kingdom Keepers V: Shell Game'

Today I'm giving away "Kingdom Keepers V: Shell Game," by Ridley Pearson (Disney-Hyperion, $17.99, April 2012, Ages: 10-14 years)

If you have kids who are into Disney (and that should just about cover all the kids on the planet), then you might be interested in this adventure novel for young readers from The Kingdom Keepers series.

About the book (from the author's website):

The fifth novel in the Kingdom Keepers series takes to the high seas! Finn, Amanda, and all of the DHIs are back for this new thrilling story that takes readers belowdecks on the Disney Dream. As the Disney Dream joins the cruise fleet, a special treat is in store for guests aboard its inaugural sail from Cape Canaveral to Los Angeles: the Disney Host Interactive teenage guides will be part of the Dream crew.

Finn, Maybeck, Charlene, Willa, and Philby are to attend the cruise as celebrity guests, and to perform a ribbon cutting for the DHI server to go live. The Dream is now the most advanced cruise ship in the world.

But all is not right belowdecks. Strange things are happening. Unexplained phenomena. Only the Kingdom Keepers know the truth behind their invitation: nearly every Disney villain is represented onboard the new ship: whether on its decks or in its theaters. It's believed the Overtakers have infiltrated the cast and are "stowaways." Worse: it is believed they have stolen an important journal that once belonged to Walt Disney himself – Finn has been having dreams about this – and that some kind of mission is planned. The ship sets sail filled with enthusiastic guests and crew, and the battle is on in new and exotic arenas. But the end game is far more complicated and intense than anything the Kingdom Keepers had planned on. If the Overtakers get their way, a power will be unleashed that no one will possess the ability to vanquish.

About the author:

Ridley Pearson is the award-winning co-author, along with Dave Barry, of Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, Peter and the Sword of Mercy, Escape From the Carnivale, Cave of the Dark Wind, Blood Tide, and Science Fair. In addition to Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark, Kingdom Keepers: Disney at Dawn, Kingdom Keepers: Disney in Shadow, and Kingdom Keepers: Power Play, he is also the author of the young adult thrillers Steel Trapp: The Challenge and Steel Trapp: The Academy. He has written more than twenty best-selling crime novels including Killer View and Killer Weekend. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University.

Want the book? 

Comment on this post with your email address so I may contact you to get your mailing address OR shoot me an email with your snail mail address to I will choose one entry at random and mail the book away to that person. Domestic U.S. inquiries only.


Carl said...

You're right, Michelle. This is perfect for kids who are into Disney and being set on the high seas just adds another adventure component. I can't think of many kids who wouldn't get a kick out of this book. It looks sneakily educational as well with the built-in Geography lesson. Please enter my name in the draw.


Michelle Karas said...

Congrats to Carl of Lukeville, AZ, who is the winner of this book giveaway.