Blog Tour: Mightier than the Sword

Posted July 10, 2018 by love2dazzle in Features, Middle Grade, Promo Blitz, Reviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: Mightier than the SwordMightier Than the Sword by Alana Harrison, Drew Callander
Published by Penguin Workshop on July 10, 2018
Pages: 320

"Hilarious, fun, and wonderfully insane! It's more than just a book--it's a book you can play!"--Kristen Schaal
Wildly funny and inventive, this interactive book pulls you, the reader, into the action. Yes, YOU!
You wake up in the fictional land of Astorya, where stories from our world come to life. You're a real human being (we assume), and in this fictional world, that makes you a superhero. Armed with your trusty pencil you have the power to create: what you write, draw, or scribble in the book becomes part of the story!
Only you can rescue Prince S. from the evil Queen Rulette. Aided by the Couriers--a French stoat with dangerous dance moves, a giant dung beetle, a fire ninja, a Pegasus-centaur-cowgirl and a super-intelligent femalien chameleon--you must write, draw, and puzzle your way through a hilarious adventure that is unique to every reader! And most importantly, you must prove that the pencil is mightier than the sword.



I love how this book is geared straight towards the reader. Everything that you are reading is happening to you. You are the one making the decisions. Nothing is as it seems. This books has great activities in it for the reader to do. I recommend this book for kids that want an adventure and want an outlet to be creative. I love that this book has a mixture of fun. I miss the days where we were always a part of the story. Make sure you grab this book and keep a pencil with you because you will need it. What you may not know is a pencil is all you need to keep your self alive in the land of Astorya. Be careful on your adventure and don’t forget to have fun. May luck be in your favor.

Unscramble the letters

Here is an example of one of the puzzles in the book. This is a word scramble and you can find the answers on different pages in the books.


The Masterminds


Alana Harrison and Drew Callander have spent their lives telling stories and cracking jokes. Alana graduated from The College of William and Mary with a degree in Comedic Writing and Performance. Drew graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Fiction Writing. Together they have created cartoons and short films with Jon Stewart, Conan O’Brien, John Oliver, and Kristen Schaal. Their work as writers and improv comedians has aired on Sirius XM Radio, NBC, and Comedy Central. Mightier Than the Sword is their first full-length middle-grade novel. They live with their baby daughter and exquisitely talented cat (neither of whom help with the dishes).


Ryan Andrews lives in the Japanese countryside, with his wife, two kids, and their dog, Lucky. A friendly Kodama or two have been known to take up residence in the giant acorn tree that shades the house. Ryan often works at his drawing desk in the early-morning hours, to the sound of rummaging wild boar and badgers, who come from the surrounding forest seeking out shiitake mushrooms and fallen chestnuts.

Blog Tour Schedule:


July 2 – Bridget and the Books – Review + Activity: Fill-in-the-blank (42)

July 3 – Mommy Ramblings – Review + Activity: Draw the Picture (118)

July 4 – Just Commonly – Author Q&A

July 5 – The Book Plate – Review + Activity: Maze (84)

July 6 – Lacey Does Lit – Review + Activity: Fill-in-the-blanks (45)


July 9 – Melimimi – Review + Activity: Maze (87)

July 10 – Dazzled by Books – Review + Activity: Unscramble the letters (200)

July 11 – Snowandbooks – Q&A

July 12 – Librariel Book Reviews – Review + Activity: Unscramble the letters (129)

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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