Thursday, April 01, 2010
The Strictest School in the World Series
Howard Whitehouse = P.G. Wodehouse for YA readers. (Let's say that again: Whitehouse, Wodehouse. See, it's close?!) Essentially, that explains this series in a nutshell. And if you don't know who P.G. Wodehouse is then you have some serious catch up work to do around here folks!
To recap - last January (2009) I read the first two books in this series, The Strictest School in the World then The Faceless Fiend. Then in March I read the third book in the series entitled The Island of Mad Scientists.
For a refresher course, read my review of The Strictest School in the World and The Faceless Fiend.
Here is my review of The Island of Mad Scientists.
Ever since then I've tried convincing you all to pick up these books and read them. I don't know whether my pleas have worked (except in one case I was firmly told that the person bought the books but I'm not so sure it wasn't just to make me be quiet already.)
Well, I'm back again and I'm beating the same "READ THIS SERIES" drum. It kind of looks like this:
But I'm offering incentive. Oh yes.
Kids Can Press has offered to give away a set - all three books! - to one of you Reading to Know readers. How's THAT for motivation? You cannot pass this up. Tell me you cannot! You simply MUST not because this is a series that is not to be missed.
To win? Well, I considered having you build your own flying machines and submitting the designs for a contest. And then I thought I'd host some sort of Blog in Chiligriti competition which I thought would be a real "hooty-hoot" but, in the end, decided that it would be best simply to ask you to leave a comment. U.S. AND CANADIAN residents with bonus points to anyone who actually leaves a believable comment in Chiligriti. Because that's how I'm rolling today. The contest will be open through Thursday, April 8th.
Thank you, Kids Can Press, for offering up copies of this series to one of my readers. This is tremendously generous of you and I'll be thankful to you until they know to be.
Once again folks, this ain't no April Fool's Joke. It's for real!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED