Free Book to the First Person Who… By C. L. Lewis www.creedgriffon.com www.facebook.com/creedgriffonfictionseries

Hi, I’m C. L. Lewis, author of the Creed Griffon Series. If you’d like to learn more about Creed Griffon and The Road to Dendura, visit www.creedgriffon.com, www.facebook.com/creedgriffonfictionseries or click on any of the purple links in this blog. Please know, this isn’t a cheap attempt to try and sell you something. Rather, this is a simple contest. If you’d like to enter or know someone who’d be interested in doing so – then keep reading.

Currently, I’m offering a free signed copy of The Road to Dendura to the first two people who can correctly answer the two questions I’m about to reveal. Know that the last time I did something like this, it took almost two weeks to find our winners. By chance, if you’re reading this blog a week after the fact, don’t think it’s to late to email in your reply. You never know, your answers might be the only ones that are right! 

Before I can reveal the questions, I need to cover a few simple rules. I know… What would fun be without rules? Yawn

Here goes: 

1. This contest is open to United States residents only. I apologize to my international readership. I don’t often get a chance to make contest rules where my books are concerned. I hope you can understand and know that I”m looking to the future for changes in this area.

2. All participants must send in their responses by  using the contact us form located on the Creed Griffon website. Simply click on the purple link located directly above to go to that page, or you can visit the website and use the ‘Contact C. L. Lewis’ link located in the menu.

3. Winners are determined on a first come first serve basis. The First two individuals to to answer both questions correctly per our discretion will be the winners. It’s that easy.

4. Yes, you can enter as many times as you like! Kids, make sure it’s okay with your parents first.
Please understand that we are not responsible for underage individuals that enter without the proper permission.

5. By entering, you agree that we are not responsible for computer malfunctions, and/or emails lost or not received. Winners are responsible for providing the correct mailing address and for receipt of item.

6. By entering, all participants agree to allow us to publish their name along with their answers. 

7. Only one book per winner.  

8. This contest will end February 28th 2014. 

That’s it! So what are the two contest questions?  
 
1. All living Pharaohs were said to be the living incarnation of what Ancient Egyptian god?  

2. Name an invention created by the Ancient Egyptians.


Good luck! Respectfully,

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Battle of the Books by C. L. Lewis www.creedgriffon.com www.facebook.com/creedgriffonfictionseries

Because of the Creed Griffon series, I’ve been privileged to visit many wonderful schools. Some of them have incorporated the B.O.B. program (Battle of Books) or similar programs. I first learned of the B.O.B. competition at one of my book signings. A teacher purchased a copy of The Road to Dendura and told me she was going to offer it up to her students for battle. Of course this sparked my interest and momentarily left me thinking – ‘What kind of teacher are you?’ Images of a kid type American Gladiator were quick to pelt my brain. Thankfully, she began telling me about the B.O.B. and how her kids really come alive when competing against each other.

Below is a little bit of information about the program directly from the official Battle of the Books website. All I can say is that they do take this competition very seriously and  allow students to compete at local, regional, and state levels. However, if you don’t want to participate on a major scale, I’ve known various teachers who have held private book battles just for their own classes, with books of their own choosing, along with various incentives. If you’ve been looking for new ways to get your children or teens interested in reading, the following should give you a few ideas. 

What is Battle of the Books :

America’s Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program
for students in grades 3-12. The purpose is simply to encourage students
to read good books and have fun while competing with peers.

How Does A Student Participate?

A student participates by reading from the book list provided for that
year’s America’s Battle of the Books. Students may count “books” they
have read before. However, they cannot count books that they have only
seen on a video or a movie. They must read the book. They should keep a
summary so they can review this information before their “Local Battle.”

Where Do The Students Get The Books?

School libraries may order copies of each book on the list. The book
stores will also have them available.

When Do The Students Read The Books?

The school battles will be held usually in March or April of that year.
Therefore, students will have plenty of time to read the books during
the school year. Reading through the summer is completely optional, but
available to students.

What Is The “Battle?”

A typical “Battle” is a full day tournament or game, like the College
Bowl, in which students’ teams earn points by answering questions about
the books on the book list. The day begins with a meeting in the
cafeteria, a morning snack and directions for the day. Then they are
assigned to a team, given a mascot, and sent to their first round of the
“Battle.” They play several rounds, each against a different team. At
the end of the morning, points are totaled and the two teams with the
most points are invited to a “Grand Battle” after lunch, with the other
teams as their audience. These two teams will also be given the
opportunity to participate in the regional “Battle” in April and the
statewide “Battle” also held in May or June, if regional battles have
been organized by local participants in your area.

 

How Does It Benefit The Child?

The students gain knowledge and enjoyment from reading good books,
sharing them with friends, parents and teachers, plus a fun day of
playing in the “Battle.”

What Does It Cost To Participate?

The only cost is an annual membership fee. We require that each school
or group using our questions have a current America’s Battle of the
Books association member. An association member is typically a
librarian, teacher, or designated parent. All of our questions are free,
as well as most of our resources. When you fill out the membership form
please send a check (we do not accept credit cards or purchase orders)
with this form.

About Battle of the Books

America’s Battle of the Books is a business partnership that serves
students, families, and schools. No one receives a salary or profits
from the service provided through America’s Battle of the Books. We
exist solely to promote the enjoyment of reading and to strength the
curriculum goals in America’s educational environment. Our financial
profits are placed back into our business to promote our services and
educational goals.

Respectfully,

 

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Chocolate Covered Pet Rocks by C. L. Lewis Young Adult Fiction Author

Recently, I was able to visit
a local high school where I was asked by one of the students, “What kind of
books did you read as a kid?” Of course, I laughed and said, “There’s a story behind this. Do you really want to hear about my childhood plight?” To which they loudly replied – “Yes!” (It was either that or go back to class and take that dreaded math test. I had them where I wanted them! 🙂 

I am the youngest in a large family. The two siblings closest to me in age are my two older sisters. They are about a year apart from each other. In fact, when I was a kid people
often mistook them for twins because they looked so much alike. Then I’d come
out from around the corner with a candy bar in one hand and a slightly chocolate covered pet rock in the other, and those same people would say, “Is this the neighbor’s kid?” 
I was younger, a lot younger.
This was my plight. The difference in our ages spans about ten years. It doesn’t
seem like much, but when you’re ‘the littlest’ older siblings can sometimes
leave you out of things – a lot of things. They got to go do “big kid type stuff” while I stayed
home. So the answer to the original question is – Yes! Most definitely, I read a lot of
different books. They helped me go on far  more exciting adventures than my sisters! 
I loved mysteries such as the Nancy Drew series. But by far, the Narnia series by C. S. Lewis was my most favorite all. I used to sit in front of my closet
pretending it was a wardrobe, and I was Lucy ready to go off on another
adventure. Anytime I mention C. S. Lewis, I get asked if I named myself after
him. The honest answer is – No. My real name and initials truly is C. L. Lewis.

Respectfully,

 

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