About Raising Sleeping Stones (The Orora Crona Chronicles, Book 1)
Author: P.H.T. Bennet | Length: 364 pages (est.) | Recommended For: Ages 9 to 14
You can purchase a copy of this innovative book/app for only 99 cents until April 2, 2015!
Please note that the full functionalities of the app (e.g., music, hidden illustrations, and other interactive features) are not included in the e-book. The app is available through iTunes.
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***Winner of a 2013 Newbury Comics Award!***
Sisters Kiva and DeeDee Stone have to take a crash course in the art of DreamKeeping after discovering a mysterious plot that threatens them and everything they care about. They are led up the Varruvyen river to the Eyle of Return by two elder Dream Keepers who teach the girls how to gain dream powers greater than anything they could have imagined. But will they be strong enough to face the monsters haunting their dreams at night, and to fight the enemies that draw closer each day?
THE APP: Raising Sleeping Stones has been released as an electronic book in app form so that it can weave together a story, music, illustrations, and interactive features to create a richer, more layered, dream-like reading experience.
STORY: The adventures of Kiva and DeeDee will become clearer and richer if you pause at the end of a chapter to think about the new clues you could use to start unlocking the mysteries of the earlier chapters … or to predict what will happen in the next ones.
DREAM TECHNIQUES: Kiva and DeeDee meet the DreamKeepers who teach them how to not only remember and explore their dreams, but also how to use them to develop incredible super powers including flying, changing shape, traveling to the past, living underwater, creating impossible buildings, looking into the future, and more. While the series is a fantasy story, most of the dream techniques used in the book really work, so readers can get better at dreaming by practicing what they learn from the characters.
STORYSCORE: The music tells the same story at the same time as the words, but adds additional musical cues to help you figure out what’s happening between the characters or who might be involved in the plot against them. The closer you listen to the music, the more secrets you can uncover.
DYNAMIC ILLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations represent the main characters and events in the story; but, if you answer the questions at the end of certain chapters, you can unlock hidden layers to the illustrations, layers that show what lies beneath the surface of the story.
TUMBLER & FACEBOOK: Readers will be able to share their ideas, questions, drawings, and/or their predictions about the book on Tumblr and will be able to find sound clips, albums of drawings, updates, and other extras on Facebook as well.
Connect with the Author: P.H.T. Bennet
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The Sleeping Stones Book Blast Giveaway
Open internationally – Enter by 11:59 pm on April 2, 2015
Prize (1 winner) –
- $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice)
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