Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Christopher Conroy’s ANZARD virtual book tour May 4-29!
Author: Christopher Conroy
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Author Christopher Conroy has just released a book for kids aged 8-12 called ANZARD. Teachers, parents, producers…take note! This appealing and well-written book would give Lewis Carroll (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) reason to worry. As a matter of fact if you mixed in one part Harry Potter, with one part Pinocchio then added a generous helping of Alice in Wonderland…you’d get Anzard!
ANZARD tells the story of how a young boy named Justin Cavell learns to listen to that voice inside him and trust his instincts. He also learns how his dreams and wishes can come true: Justin becomes more aware of himself and his potential to turn his dreams and wishes into reality.
One dark and stormy night, as Justin is anxiously awaiting the return of his parents and praying for their safe return from a long overdue plane trip, he is visited by Poofy, a tiny, magical pixie who comes from the faraway planet, Spiritainia. Justin is escorted to this wonderful world of Spiritainia by the Anzard pixie, Poofy. Aside from Poofy, Justin is joined by his own Tribe of Truth – that include such memorable characters as Regal the Eagle, Turner the Turtle, Chumpah the Chipmunk and Billy the Goat – define Justin’s inner voice and help him in his quest of self-discovery.
Justin also learns to resolve conflict, which arrives in the form of an evil witch named Nosefeen, and captures Poofy as Poofy is guiding Justin to the Path of Possibilities. Through these adventures, Justin grows stronger and develops self-esteem, enabling him to return to Earth, find his parents, and guide them home safely.
ANZARD opens up a world of rewards for kids who learn to develop and trust their inner voice. The book helps them to become more aware and enlightened.
The ANZARD book cover is beautifully illustrated by Peter Green Design of Glendale, California who also designs for film companies, sporting teams and many other businesses including DreamWorks, McDonald’s, The Walt Disney Company, LEGOLAND, The NBA, HBO, FOX Kids Networks, and the “Game of Thrones” fantasy drama television series, to name a few.
“A timeless, yet very modern story of a young boy’s journey to a magical new world, filled with enchanting characters and thrilling adventure. You owe yourself a trip to Spiritania.”
- Victoria Lucas, Producer
“My nephew loved ANZARD so much I had to see what got him so excited. After the first chapter I was hooked. I normally don’t read this kind of fiction (fantasy) but the storyline was compelling enough to make me locate the author’s website and post this review.
Can’t wait to read Mr. Conroy’s next novel!”
- D. Butler, Amazon Post
Justin’s story can even appeal to adults. Says Mr. Conroy, “I want my readers to come away happier, more aware and enlightened…as a child I was aware of many things but I constantly invalidated that awareness. I shouldn’t have. Those gifts are precious. Our inner awareness should be nurtured and cultivated, especially by parents and the child who has those gifts. Maybe some part of Anzard will awaken those powers.”
For More Information
- Anzard is available at Amazon.
- Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.
- Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.
Author Christopher Conroy currently lives in Los Angeles, California, but was born in Ireland and raised in Canada. He grew up in a large family consisting of seven children, and a mother and father who by his own description were “loving, moral, fun and pure magic.” Conroy says he was heavily influenced by John Steinbeck growing up, and also likes Jack London and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but that the “main influence for ANZARD came from that magical place in my mind where I write.”For More Information
On a dark, starry night a young boy named Justin Cavell prayed for the safe return of his lost parents caught in a storm in their small plan. Before he knew it his prayers were answered by a tiny, magical pixie named Poofy from a faraway planet called Spiritainia.
This wonderful supernatural being brought Justin to a magical world where he became more of whom he ever imagined he was meant to be and the change to have, not just his prayer answered, but all his dreams and wishes come true.
(from back of book)
I found this book to be a real good lesson on self esteem building while being a lot of fun. It was exciting, interesting and enchanting. Who wouldn't love a story with a little Pixie named Poofy? My niece just loved it. She couldn't wait to turn the pages. This book isn't just for children but for those young at heart also. You'll get hooked immediately. I not only loved the book but the picture on the cover was great too. The main point I found from the book was building self esteem.
I would recommend getting this book and reading it and re-reading it. Keeping it on your shelf to read again late on. Great Book.
I was given a complimentary copy of ANZARD from the author Christopher Conroy and Pump Up[ Your Book for my vie of the book.
I would give this book 5 STARS.
Monday, May 4, Interview at As the Page Turns
Tuesday, May 5, Interview at CBY Book Club
Wednesday, May 6, Interview at The Writer’s Life
Thursday, May 7, Book Featured at Queen of All She Reads
Friday, May 8, Book Review at Books Reviews ETC.
Monday, May 11, Book Featured at What Is That Book About
Tuesday, May 12, Guest Blogging at Mythical Books
Wednesday, May 13, Book Review at Bluerose’s Heart
Thursday, May 14, Book Featured at The Literary Nook
Friday, May 15, Interview at Authors and Readers Book Corner
Monday, May 18, Book Review at Bound 2 Escape
Tuesday, May 19, Book Review at ifyouonlyknew
Wednesday, May 20, Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club
Thursday, May 21, Book Review & Guest Blogging at My Book Addiction and More
Friday, May 22, Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Monday, May 25, Book Review at Kids Book Tent
Book Review at Ashley’s Bookshelf
Tuesday, May 26, Book Review at Our Families Adventure
Wednesday, May 27, Book Featured at Undercover Book Reviews
Thursday, May 28, Book Review at Kristy Centeno
Friday, May 29, Book Review at I’d Rather Be At The Beach