Spotlighting Books #2

August 25, 2016 Misc. 5

Spotlighting Books ButtonI have way more books than I will possibly get to and I want to put a spotlight on some of them that I have got that I can’t wait to read but since I am behind it might take me a while to get to them. 🙂 I am sure nobody else has this problem. 😉 So I decided to devote one day a week to a few books that I have on my shelf whether it be audio, print or ebook.  I know I have seen some other bloggers do something similar to it but don’t know who might have started it, so just trying to do my own version.

Between Worlds

I was sent this really cool book and just haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but I wanted to spread the word about it. It has a downloadable app that brings the illustrations in the book to life. It’s getting to be a popular thing down days where you use your phone and make a 3-D image of a picture. (I have seen them done with coloring books.)

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Immersive augmented reality brings this action-packed fantasy to life.

The town of Eden Grove has a legend: In the center of a pine forest there is an aspen grove, and in the center of the aspen grove is an ancient, magnificent tree. A tree that grants wishes.

Mayberry and Marshall have heard the stories about the Wishing Tree, but they know nothing like that could really exist near their dreary town. Misunderstood and restless, the teenagers wish for a lot of things, including being on another planet altogether. Somewhere with magic and adventure—someplace where they can be heroes.

And then the unlikeliest thing happens: On a hike through the forest, they find the Wishing Tree. The pair make their wish, fall asleep . . . and wake up on Nith, a world that is exactly what they asked for. The alien landscape is beautiful, but it’s also full of dangerous and fantastic creatures, and almost without exception, the creatures are hungry. Soon Mayberry and Marshall learn two very important facts about their wish: First, that magic comes at a very steep cost; second, that they can only be heroes if they can survive. The journey that follows will test the limits of their courage and strength . . . and change them in ways they haven’t begun to imagine.

This epic work brings fantasy to life, first by inviting readers into another world, then by using cutting-edge augmented reality technology to bring the world alive in interactive 3D.(less)

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Between Worlds by Skip Brittenham has I believe twelve illustrations that you can bring to life through the app. I downloaded the app and played around with the book and it’s super cool. It would be great for young readers as I think they would really love being able to bring a monster to life, etc. Above is one of the illustrations to show you how cool they look!

I can’t wait to give this one a try! Has anyone read it yet? If so let me know what you thought.

 

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5 Responses to “Spotlighting Books #2”

  1. Daphne

    A book that comes with an app. That is certainly something I have *not* heard about before. I would be interested in finding a book like that! Thanks for sharing.

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