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Ninja vs. Pirates Goodreads Giveaway

Hi friends, Click on over to Goodreads and enter the Giveaway for my Children’s Book, Ninja vs. Pirates!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Ninja vs Pirates by Dorlana Vann

Ninja vs Pirates

by Dorlana Vann

Giveaway ends August 16, 2012.

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Are you Team Ninja or Team Pirate?

Step into the hilarious imagination of Riley and Richard as they use clowns, ghosts, poop, and jokes to argue who are the better warriors—ninja or pirates? Riley dramatically acts out his tale about how the ninja tricked the brainless pirates. And Richard draws pictures to get his point across: pirates were smart and inventive; the ninja were the real clowns! Will the boys ever agree? Or will it always be ninja vs. pirates?

For all ages (especially 8-year-old boys)

Mild Pirate Violence

Dorlana’s 8-year-old son, Dean, wanted his mom to write a book for him that had pirates, ninja, and jokes. Soon, the project became a partnership. Dean is the illustrator of PART II, model, and advisor on all things little boy.

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Ninja vs Pirates is now available :)

Hi Friends,

My new children’s book, Ninja vs Pirates is now available in paperback for $5.99 at Amazon.com  

Are you Team Ninja or Team Pirate?

Ninja vs Pirates

Step into the hilarious imagination of Riley and Richard as they use clowns, ghosts, poop, and jokes to argue who are the better warriors—ninja or pirates? Riley dramatically acts out his tale about how the ninja tricked the brainless pirates. And Richard draws pictures to get his point across: pirates were smart and inventive; the ninja were the real clowns! Will the boys ever agree? Or will it always be ninja vs. pirates? For all ages (especially 8-year-old boys)
Dorlana’s 8-year-old son, Dean, wanted his mom to write a book for him that had pirates, ninja, and jokes. Soon, the project became a partnership. Dean is the illustrator of PART II, model, and advisor on all things little boy.
 
For more information about the book visit About Ninja vs. Pirates page.

 

Video: Dean talks about children’s book, “Ninja vs Pirates”

So I’ve posted a few times about my upcoming children’s book, Ninja vs Pirates, which I wrote for my 8-year-old son, Dean.  The following is an excerpt from the acknowledgement page in the book that I think explains this project best:

I would like to thank my smart and witty, 8-year-old son, Dean. If he hadn’t requested this book, I wouldn’t have thought about writing a story about ninja and pirates with jokes and poop. It became an awesome project that I was able to share with him; Dean modeled for the cover and for PART I pictures (all of the costumes are his), he illustrated PART II and the map of Ninja Jolly Island at the beginning, he was my expert advisor on all things little boy, and critiqued the manuscript from draft 1 to the cover design. So thank you Dean for being such an awesome story buddy.

I asked Dean if he would like to do a video about the book and show a couple of his pictures.  He loved the idea, so we wrote down a couple of speaking points, and I said action, and he did the rest.  (He is such a natural and I’m such a proud mom:). Here is the video…

Book Cover: Ninja vs Pirates

Hi Friends,I have finished the cover for my upcoming (May 2012) children’s book , Ninja vs. Pirates, and wanted to share.

The first cover I made Dean had said it needed a little more color with an added:  “I can’t even look at it!” as he shielded his eyes away from the computer. Since this book is for him, I went back to work on it.  With his approval, this one is good to go – lol.

Ninja vs Pirates

Here is the (work-in-progress) synopsis:

 Twin brothers, Riley and Richard, disagree about everything, especially who are the better warriors, ninja or pirates. They agree to listen to one another’s stories about how their island, Ninja Jolly Island, was discovered. Riley dramatically acts out his tale, and Richard draws pictures to get his point across. Mom finally tries to settle the dispute by getting out the history books. But will they ever agree? Or will it always be ninja vs. pirates.

For all ages (especially 8-year-old boys).

Dorlana’s 8-year-old son, Dean, wanted his mom to write a book for him; one with pirates, ninja, and jokes.  Soon, the project became a partnership. Dean is the model, illustrator of PART II, and expert advisor on all things little boy.  

If this is the first you have heard about my current writing project and would like more info,  you can read more about it here .

Love and Laughter,

Dorlana :)

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