Friday, April 27, 2018

How I Lost My Ear by Adam Beck


HOW I LOST MY EAR
Grandpa Gristle's Bedtime Tales
by Adam Beck
Illustrated by Simon Farrow
Bilingual Adventures
Middle Grade Fiction
ages 8 and up 
382 pages


How I Lost My Ear is the captivating novel by author Adam Beck and illustrator Simon Farrow. A rollicking adventure for all ages (and a great read-aloud book, too), the story spirals forward with a book-loving boy, a marching band, a moody grandmother with beautiful blond curls, a long-lost hero and his three-legged moose, a dancing bear, a poisonous spider, a baby-snatching owl, a shaggy yak of a man and his snapping turtle, a cold-hearted sheriff and his grinning deputy, a herd of 144 spitting llamas—and a very large, very hungry ogre.







What is this book about???

How I Lost My Ear, the new novel by author Adam Beck, is a humorous, high-spirited adventure for all ages that includes 136 lively illustrations by the British artist Simon Farrow. It's a fun, fast-moving story and makes an engaging read-aloud book, too.
While the reading level is geared for middle grades (around ages 9 - 14), it's the sort of fun, playful story that's also entertaining for older teens and adults.
The narrator of the tale, Grandpa Gristle, spins the story fo a book-loving boy and his spiraling adventure with a state champion, marching band, a moody grandmother with beautiful curls, a long-lost hero and his three-legged moose, a dancing bear, a poisonous spider, a baby-snatching owl, a shaggy yak of a man and his snapping turtle, a cold-hearted sheriff and his grinning deputy, a herd of 144 spitting llamas—and a very large, very hungry ogre.
Early reactions to the book include comments like these. . .

"If you enjoy imaginative children's fiction along the lines of Roald Dahl, you'll love this brilliant chapter book. This would be a great book for children who are into chapter books to read alone, or for parents to read aloud with their children."




"Seriously, the most fun ever. I started reading your book to my boys the other night, just one chapter. I've had to hide it from my older son so we can read it together because he's dying to read ahead. Today at lunch, I read them a few more chapters, and they laughed and laughed. Enjoying reading together is one thing, but this is a whole other level. Even my younger son, who's usually a bit reluctant with our stories and with reading in English, is laughing out loud."

"This is a fast-paced story, packed with action and humor. It will delight children within a broad range of ages. The illustrations are perfect to engage the readers and spark their imagination. It's a real page-turner, so be prepared—you may have to read longer than you plan!"

“Brilliant...an extraordinary imaginative achievement, utterly delightful, and a pleasure from start to finish. One minute it’s laugh out loud stuff, the next it’s heart in the mouth tension, and then it can be suddenly rather moving... It is wonderful, wonderful stuff.” –Andrew Norriss, Children’s Author and Winner of the Whitbread Award for Aquila

To get the PDF e-book: https://gum.co/how-i-lost-my-ear/
Adam Beck is the author of the popular nonfiction book Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability and the 
founder of the blog Bilingual Monkeys and the forum The Bilingual Zoo.




Special Offer!!!

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Special Offer for Readers of Bookworm for Kids: Get a Free Copy of How I Lost My Ear
This is a special offer—for the first 5 people who would like to read Adam’s book—to download a free copy of the PDF e-book. The file contains the full text and all the illustrations found in the paperback and can be read on almost any electronic device (with a free PDF reading app, which you could quickly find and install, if you don't already have one) or printed out on paper.
To get your free copy, just follow these 5 simple steps...
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That’s it! Enjoy Adam’s lively story!