We’re running a competition on Twitter to give away a signed copy of our founder’s book. It’s called Greta and Boris: A Daring Rescue and it’s jolly good if we say so ourselves.
Here’s the rundown:
Greta’s best friend is her cat Boris. However, little does she realise her bewhiskered buddy is actually the Prince of the Kingdom of Cats. So when he is kidnapped by the Rat King, a young warrior cat named Kyrie Mi-ke is sent to find Greta, and together they face a mystical and magical adventure to bring Boris home again.
Greta must face the challenge of the staircase of the autumn leaves; cross Cloud Top Land and the Milky Sea; end the war between the two tribes of mice and face the truth of the Millpond; before facing the Rat King himself.
Journalist and friend of the festival, Bidisha, described the book as:
‘touching, exciting, cheeky and vivid, with wonderful characters, a strong narrative and sudden delightful details. It is an adventure that is both heartstopping and heartmelting, at once sentimental and comfortingly predictable. The story’s sprinkled with sparkling details, with each location fully realised and a joy to traverse.’
And to whet your appetite, here’s a little excerpt from the book itself:
Swish, swish, was the sound that broke into the stillness of the night. Swish, swish, accompanied with scampering and scratching of claws and paws, rushing forward through grass and fallen leaves towards the palace. And if anyone had been awake to hear it, they would have heard that each scurrying paw-step was landing in time, in the rhythm of a march. A soft thud, thud, swish, swish, echoed through the sleepy kingdom, as only the moon looked down on the onward journey of an army that didn’t want to be seen.
The cats slept on, oblivious to the menace that was slowly surrounding them.
The pack of marching creatures started to head up the hill where the palace stood, imposing and magnificent. In the moonlight, the towering building looked even more beautiful and impressive. The rainbow-colored tiles glistened like tiny fairy lights, a blinding spectacle that illuminated the hills and villages below it. The army continued to advance. As the moonlight reflected off their furry backs, it became increasingly obvious which creatures of the animal kingdom were threatening the peaceful palace of the cats. And there could be no doubt at all, when one of the marching many kicked a stone and let loose a wild and pained ‘SQUEAK!’ before hastily being seen to and told off by the leader of the procession.
The moon could see the horrible truth below her now, yet from her lofty place in the sky was powerless to stop it. It was an army of rats. The rats had invaded the Kingdom of Cats. Under the cover of darkness, safe in the knowledge that every kitten, tom and queen would be sleeping soundly, they had made their cowardly advance, confident that no-one would be able to stop them.
Want to enter to win your copy? It’s easy to do. Simply follow @sianushka
, and then whenever she tweets the following tweet: competition time! RT to be entered into a draw to win a signed copy of Greta & Boris: A Daring Rescue http://www.ourstreet-books.com/books/greta-boris well, just re tweet it!
Here are the rules:
All RTs tweeted before midnight on 23rd April 2014 will be entered into the prize draw.
Only one RT per tweeter will be counted.
The judge’s decision is final.
World Book Night has not endorsed this competition.
The prize is one signed copy of Greta and Boris: A Daring Rescue which will be posted second class to the winner.
@sianushka will tweet the name of the winner and let the winner know on 24th April 2014.