I mentioned in my last post the first in the series of my Patria series of humorous adventures for middle grade readers, Stout Hearts & Whizzing Biscuits. Well, Stout Hearts is now available at Amazon, and very soon will also be available at Apple’s iBook Store, as well as at Barnes & Noble. The audiobook will also be available this coming week, probably on Tuesday. News on that still to follow.
Here’s a link to the Stout Hearts page on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0060O7RQU
And here is a synopsis of the book:
When Oliver Stoop, age 11, moves with his family to a remote piece of land in northern Indiana, he soon discovers that someone is already living there—an entire kingdom of someones, in fact. These are the good citizens of Patria, a secret land founded by refugees from the Trojan War who sailed across the Atlantic in a reconfigured Trojan Horse—3,000 years ago!
For Oliver, Patria is a land of wonders—and for the first time in his life, friendship. There's young Prince Farnsworth Vesuvius, inventor of the Magna-Pneumatic Whizzing Biscuit Blaster, and his formidable sister, Princess Rose, whose inedible, stone-hard biscuits provide the blaster's ammunition. But there's also the rest of the eccentric and lovable Patrian Royal Family, the boy warriors in the Potawatomi Indian Camp, not to mention the Viking kids from the Geat Village, newcomers to the area who only arrived 1,000 years ago.
Yet when the noble Knights of the Blue Sock threaten to drive off the Stoops by force of arms, Oliver has to decide where his loyalties lie, and whether he has the courage to undertake the quest that is both Patria's, and his family's, last, best hope of peace.
So come on and follow Oliver on his adventure in Patria! It will be fun for the kids in your life—and for the kid in you.
Trojan Tub Entertainment’s Kingdom of Patria interactive website is on schedule to debut this coming Tuesday, November 1. Expect more background on Patria, blogs from Oliver, Rose and Farnsworth, free short stories, and opportunities for kids to join one of two Patria-related clubs. All coming Tuesday at: http://kingdomofpatria.com
That beautiful cover art that I’ve placed at the top of this post was illustrated by Theodore Schluenderfritz. The Kingdom of Patria website is designed by Snap Design.