November 21, 2018

Inkling Blog Tour: Spotlight + Giveaway

Author: Kenneth Oppel
Release Date: November 6, 2018
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook 
Pages: 272 


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!

Find it:Goodreads, Amazon, Audible, B&N, iBooks, TBD

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 
(3) winners will receive a finished copy of INKLING - US Only!


Tour Schedule: 
Week One: 
11/1/2018- The Reading Corner for All- Review 
11/2/2018- Here's to Happy Endings- Review 
Week Two: 
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 

Week Three: 
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 
Week Four: 
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 
Week Five: 
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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