Monday, December 26, 2011

FRIGHT FLIGHT by Lisa Ard: Book Review and Giveaway


Imagine how sweet it would be if you could have all of the ice cream you ever dreamed of. For twelve-year-old, Patrick, dreams like that are a reality. Dream seekers don’t feel like they’re in dreams, they are in them. It’s not fun waking up with a stomach ache from eating too much food or opening his eyes to a painful sunburn. Patrick must slowly learn the dream rules and learn how to exit his dreams at the right time.

Patrick finds himself captain of a starship. When he lands at the docking station, he finds his two best friends and his Mom. He discovers they are under attack. It is up to him to find a way to save the crew before awakening.


FRIGHT FLIGHT by Lisa Ard is book one in the Dream Seekers Series. The book bridges the gap between the chapter book and middle grade. The fast action appeals to those reluctant readers with short attention spans. The book is short, but filled with great vocabulary for the early middle grader. I would have loved to had a little more development of the what or why of becoming a dream seeker. At the same time, I think the length of the book attracts the reader who isn’t quite ready for something longer, but still has a relatable older central character who will make the reader feel like they aren’t reading below grade level. Fright Flight would make a good addition to the 2nd-5th grade classrooms. Ages 7-10.

  • Publisher: Puddletown Publishing Group, Inc.
  • Date: November 11, 2011
  • Pages: 64
  • ISBN: 978-1-61413-024-6
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27 comments:

Gretta said...

I think my son would love it because it isn't about princesses, fairies & girly stuff. Being the only boy & the youngest in a family 3 of kids, we are trying to build him a "boy library" since most of our books are girly.

Mrs. Sherman said...

My son would love this. The vocabulary sounds great and I like that it's not too long, sometimes he gets discouraged with long books.

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natalie horschel said...

My nephew love anything to do with outer space!! This book would be perfect for him!

Lisa Ard said...

Thank you for your comments. I hope you'll visit my author website to see the current drawing and book trailer contests, word jumbles, book club questions and read about free author visits!

Emily said...

I think my son would like that it isn't girly.
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Linda Trinklein said...

Captin of a star ship..very cool ;)
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Linda Trinklein said...

Sorry I don't think my twitter link made it in the rafflecopter

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Jessica Peeling said...

This would be for my friend's son, but I think he would like it because of the imaginative nature!

Amber said...

My daughter would LOVE it because even though she loves Dresses and Makeup She is a Tomboy at heart! She loves Mater from Cars!
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Patty White said...

My son would love it because he too is quite a dreamer!!

Anonymous said...

My son would love that it is about outer space! He's fascinated with things like that.

Thank you,
Laura

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Sue Bunting said...

suebunting1977@gmail.com what I think my child would like about this book is that you can do anything you want in the dream world.

Robin Blankenship said...

Has a spaceship

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Jill W said...

I think my nephew would like this because it is about outer space!

collegestudentfreebies said...

the pictures!!

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Anonymous said...

my son would like it just because of the rocket on the front cover. thanks
rochelle johson
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Diana Hatch said...

I would love to give this to my daughter for the 5th grade class she teaches. I think all boys like rockets
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jodi lasher said...

I think my child would like it because she has a low attention span and it says up top that this is a great book that is good for children like that.So hard to get her to read when she adhd .. thanks for the giveaway

Jenny said...

I think my son would like this because it seems about the right level for him and is a story he would enjoy.

melissa miller said...

my son would love it because of space
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camp3369 said...

My granddaughter would love this book since it has to do with outer space. She is fasinated by it.
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KaeliH said...

I think my son would like the adventure story.
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CouponQueen81 said...

my son loves to read about space, so i know he'd love this book!

Anna Galanos said...

I think my nephew would like this because outer space is something that he hasn't seen or heard about or had the opportunity to get excited about yet.

jadavis said...

Dreaming is always fun!
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Beckee said...

I think my boys would both love the outer space theme of this book.

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Lisa Ard said...

Thanks to all who entered the giveaway for my book Fright Flight. Although there is only 1 winner, I hope to extend some good will by offering free author visits to any of your children's schools (via Skype). Book sales are completely optional, but for any school that buys 20 books, my publisher will donate one to the school library. Thanks again for your support. I hope you'll add Fright Flight to your 'to-read' list. One correction, it's best for kids 7-10 years old.

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