Thursday, January 15, 2015

Odditorium Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

I hadn't heard of this book before Katie at MundieMoms & MundieKids contacted me about being a part of the blog tour. <3 And then oh. I think this book sounds pretty exciting :D I'm so pleased to be a part of this blog tour. Because I think this book seems interesting. And hoping I will have the chance to read this book sometime this year. <3 Odditorium looks pretty awesome :D For my tour post I'm sharing a guest post by the author. <3 There is also an US only giveaway for a finished copy of the book at the end of the post. <3 Hope you'll all enter :D Have any of you read this book, or are you planning on reading it?

This is the first book in an exciting middle grade series by Gregory Funaro. Published by Disney Hyperion, it's said to be Doctor Who meets Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Guest Post by Gregory Funaro.

Fashion Accessories for the Eccentric Inventor.

Alistair Grim's Odditorium is a steampunk influenced fantasy set in Dickensian England (ca. 1850). Mr. Grim is an inventor and a sorcerer, but first and foremost he is a gentleman, so here are some fashion accessories he might wear on his magical quests.

Frock coat and/or cloak (to roam about incognito):
A fancy pocket watch:
A top hat:
A walking stick:
A samurai helmet:

About The Book

By: Gregory Funaro
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Released on: January 6th, 2015
Series: Odditorium #1
Ages: 9-12
Purchase from: Amazon |B&N
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This cinematic, action-packed middle grade fantasy adventure set in Victorian London brims with fresh magic and has the cozy feeling of a classic.

Grubb, age twelve (or thereabouts), has never known anything beyond his miserable existence as a chimney sweep, paid only in insults and abuse by his cruel master.

All of that changes the day he stows away in the coach belonging to a mysterious guest at the inn that he is tasked with cleaning. Grubb emerges from Alistair Grim's trunk and into the wondrous world of the Odditorium. Fueled by a glowing blue energy that Grubb can only begin to understand, the Odditorium is home to countless enchanted objects and an eccentric crew that embraces Grubb as one of their own.

There's no time for Grubb to settle into his new role as apprentice to the strange, secretive Mr. Grim. When the Odditorium comes under attack, Grubb is whisked off on a perilous adventure. Only he can prevent the Odditorium's magic from falling into evil hands-and his new family from suffering a terrible fate.

Grubb knows he's no hero. He's just a chimney sweep. But armed with only his courage and wits, Grubb will confront the life-or-death battle he alone is destined to fight.

Don't miss this week long tour. Each stop not only features something unique for readers, you can also enter to win a copy of the book.

Tour Schedule

January 5 Me, My Shelf and I
Meet the Odditorium Characters Blog Post by author with book giveaway

January 6Mundie Moms
Meet the Odditorium Characters Blog Post by author with book giveaway

January 7Chapter by Chapter 
Q&A with author with book giveaway

January 8 -  Carina's Books
Fashion Accessories for the Eccentric blog post by the author with book giveaway

January 9Ex Libris
Odd and Amazing places to visit blog post by the author with book giveaway

About The Author

Gregory Funaro grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island, and wrote his first story, The Ghost in the Window, in the fourth grade. He considers this to be his finest work, but unfortunately it has been lost to time. Following high school Greg majored in theatre at the University of New Hampshire, and after various acting gigs, received his AM in Theatre Arts from Brown University and an MFA in Acting from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory. Greg teaches drama at East Carolina University, and is busy working on the next book in the Odditorium series.

Follow Greg: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon
Giveaway Rules.
US Only. One Winner.
Finished copy of Odditorium.
Must respond within 48 hours with address.
Book will be shipped by Katie at Mundie Moms. I think. <3

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  1. I just saw this book for the first time yesterday. Now it's climbing up my want list. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  2. I haven't heard of this one before but I do love reading a good MG novel so I'm going to add this one to be Goodreads TBR right now seeing as it sounds really fun :D

  3. I've been looking forward to reading this since November when I first read/heard about it.

  4. Oooh, sounds like a fun MG novel to add to my challenge and to my wish list!

  5. I think this sounds like a fascinating book. I have been wanting to read a steampunk book, but I haven't read one yet. I really like the cover. Thanks for sharing! I love a good MG book. :)

  6. I would look rockin as the Inventor! Lol! This sounds like a really fun book I've been seeing it around lately and it's def piqued my interest :)

  7. It sounds like a really fun book! Just the sort my husband and I love :)

  8. I love middle grade novels! They are so fun to read and this one looks fascinating! :)

  9. Yes, I would certainly like to read this book! Fantasy + Victorian London?! Sounds quite intriguing. :)

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