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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

* The Dopple Ganger Chronicles, Books 1 and 2 - Review and Giveaway *

This Giveaway has now ended. Congrats to tmc480 for winning it!
 



The Doppler Ganger Chronicles by G.P. Taylor

Ages: 7-13
Retail value (per book): $19.99

G. P. Taylor
 (From the Tyndale Site)  G. P. Taylor:  A motorcyclist and former rock band roadie turned Anglican minister, Graham Peter (G. P.) Taylor has been hailed as "hotter than Potter" and "the new C. S. Lewis" in the United Kingdom. His first novel, Shadowmancer, reached #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List in 2004 and has been translated into 48 languages. His other novels include Wormwood (another New York Times best seller which was nominated for a Quill Book Award), The Shadowmancer Returns: The Curse of Salamander Street, Tersias the Oracle, and Mariah Mundi. Taylor currently resides in North Yorkshire with his wife and three children.

G.P's books, The Dopple Ganger Chronicles have parents raving - - and I'm pretty impressed myself, which is why I requested some review copies for Mama Buzz. This is a brilliant idea!  G.P. has combined the new rage of manga, with regular styled writing, to bring a series to the younger adolescent age group that will captivate and have them storming bookstores for the newest release. 
The books follow the adventures of twins Sadie and Saskia Dopple and their friend Erik Morrissey Ganger, all residents of a school for wayward children. Book 1 saw Sadie and Saskia being separated as a very mysterious and rich woman adoped Saskia. Once adopted, Saskia founds she was in danger. Back at the school Erik and Sadie began the dangerous filled escapade to rescue Saskia.


Book 2 opens with Erik immediately in a sticky situation in a hidden tunnel that he didn't mean to find. As the pages progress, an old enemy from Book 1 reappears and all three children find themselves in danger - and adventure - once again.
Not only is this an exciting series for kids to read, the style it is presented in, makes it the most unique book I have ever seen. Punctuated with manga-based comic strips and art work, the writing of the book is broken up so that even a young person who struggles to read will stay engrossed in the book. After The First Escape came out, parents began writing about how their children who struggle to read, were glued to the books. Kids who live with ADHD, dyslexia, and learning disabilities, have all taken to this series and parents are expressing gratefulness for that fact. 

The only way to explain how the book is set up to allow readers to see for themselves. Chapter 1 of The First Escape is available in PDF format, as is Chapter 1 from The Secret of the Indigo Moon.


 I have a copy of both Book 1 and Book 2 to give away. They will be given together. To enter, leave a comment with your email address. 


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Disclosure: both of these books are complimentary copies for review and giveaway purposes.


40 comments:

YouthfulTips November 11, 2009 at 9:44 AM  

I have a step daughter obsessed with Manga and would LOVE these! Thanks!

YouthfulTips November 11, 2009 at 9:45 AM  

I follow :) Thanks!

Lynn November 11, 2009 at 1:37 PM  

My son Absolutely LOVES these books. We have the first one and he is wanting the second one badly.. He's 10.. These are great books and would love the opportunity to win it.. Thanks for entering me..
Lynn

Lynn November 11, 2009 at 1:37 PM  

I follow your blog..
Thanks
Lynn

Lynn November 11, 2009 at 1:42 PM  

I am now following you on Twitter :)
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Lynn

Lynn November 11, 2009 at 1:42 PM  

I just tweeted about this post on Twitter...
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Lynn

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this. My son will be so excited it I do... :)

Angela November 11, 2009 at 4:10 PM  

I found your blog while "blog hopping" around today. Oh how I would to get a chance at these books! I have two boys ages 15 and 12 and neither one of them like to read that much. They have both had trouble with reading and are both behind their true grade levels in reading. My 12 year old is actually around 3 grade levels behind. So getting hi or his brother to read is like pulling teeth. It is hard for them, so they do not enjoy it. However, they became interested in Manga and they both enjoy tremendously. My older son has to read for his English class and I have been looking for books that are "a step up" from the Mangas and these certainly sound like they might just be what I am looking for! Thank you for offering them up to your readers!

ayersfamily November 11, 2009 at 4:12 PM  

I would love these for my kids. We have looked at them in the Christian bookstore. They look like neat books.

ayersfamily November 11, 2009 at 4:12 PM  

I follow your blog.

Angela November 11, 2009 at 4:14 PM  

I have 2 sons ages 12 and 15 and they both have difficulty in reading and behind in their grade levels in reading. Neither one of them are big readers because it is difficult for them and therefore they do not enjoy it. They discovered Manga and have enjoyed reading them. Mo older son has to read for his English class and I have been searching for something that is a "step up" from the Manga books he currently reads and these books sound like they are just what I have been looking for! Thank you for offering them up to your readers!

Winning Readings November 11, 2009 at 10:02 PM  

Would love to win these books!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Winning Readings November 11, 2009 at 10:02 PM  

I follow!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Winning Readings November 11, 2009 at 10:02 PM  

Follow on twitter, too! moziesme

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Winning Readings November 11, 2009 at 10:03 PM  

And we posted about this at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/11/dopple-ganger-chronicles-books.html

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

plb8156 November 12, 2009 at 5:31 AM  

My kids would love these books. Please enter me . Thank you :)
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plb8156 November 12, 2009 at 5:32 AM  

I am following you
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Lady Araujo November 12, 2009 at 7:23 AM  

I would love to read these books.

God's blessings
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carolsnotebook November 12, 2009 at 10:19 AM  

My daughter would love these. Thanks for entering me.

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Danielle a.k.a Yellie November 12, 2009 at 10:47 AM  

My sons would love these!

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Danielle a.k.a Yellie November 12, 2009 at 10:47 AM  

I follow your blog!

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Kristi November 12, 2009 at 5:04 PM  

My 9 year old triplet nieces and nephew would love these! I would love to give them these books for Christmas.

Heather November 12, 2009 at 7:59 PM  

Oh! My son has the second one and LOVES these. Please put us in! Thanks:)

Heather November 12, 2009 at 8:00 PM  

I follow!

Heather November 12, 2009 at 8:01 PM  

I follow on Twitter:)

Wanda November 12, 2009 at 8:55 PM  

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
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Wanda November 12, 2009 at 8:55 PM  

I am a follower of your blog.
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Ladytink_534 November 13, 2009 at 11:24 AM  

I think my younger brother would love these though he's just now getting into reading.

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Ladytink_534 November 13, 2009 at 11:25 AM  

I'm a follower
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Carol M November 14, 2009 at 3:16 PM  

I would love to win these books for my grandchildren!
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Carol M November 14, 2009 at 3:17 PM  

I follow your blog.
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Carol M November 14, 2009 at 3:17 PM  

I follow on Twitter-CarolAnnM
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tmc480 November 16, 2009 at 7:15 PM  

I would love to win these for my step daughter
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tmc480 November 16, 2009 at 7:38 PM  

I would love to win these for my step-daughter
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tmc480 November 16, 2009 at 7:39 PM  

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zachsgran November 17, 2009 at 8:45 AM  

these would make nice gifts for my granddaughter
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zachsgran November 17, 2009 at 8:45 AM  

I follow
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soccermom1 November 17, 2009 at 6:06 PM  

These would make nice gifts for gift exchanges
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soccermom1 November 17, 2009 at 6:06 PM  

I follow
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Renee November 26, 2009 at 9:29 AM  

My kids would love to read these.


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Lynn December 3, 2009 at 7:51 PM  

Was a winner picked for these books yet? Thanks so much for the opportunity to win them.. Merry Christmas! lovetolearn (at) bresnan (dot) net


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