Monday, June 28, 2010

MG Review and Giveaway: Cyber Writers and The Zebra Of Life by Karen Kostlivy

What I Thought:

This was a cute young reader/middle grade book! The author created a world intertwined with fantasy and a little magic that kids are sure to enjoy. This is probably a good one for those reluctant boy readers since there is plenty of "action!"

I enjoyed watching these characters come together despite their differences to save a village. It had a great message of working together to overcome obstacles. I think kids will definitely find this one exciting and entertaining!

About The Book:
(from Amazon)

Mason Witt, a skateboarding American teenager catapults himself into the greatest adventure of his life after reading the plight of a new Cyber Writer from Africa. Lutalo knew he would come so he sent Mason an urgent plea for help. His village has lost its precious Zebra of Life and his father has gone missing in the pursuit of the evil men who stole it. Here begins this thrilling adventure of two boys, a smart- talking panther, and an amazing zebra that sustains life. Come and join Mason and Lutalo on this fantasy adventure ... follow the arrow. This fantasy adventure guarantees to delight and entertain young readers as they take an incredible journey through the heart of Africa and learn about courage, family, friendship, trust and loyalty.

Book Info:

Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: 3L Publishing (April 26, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0615362265
ISBN-13: 978-0615362267
Review Copy: Author

About The Author:

Karen Kostlivy was born and raised in Northern California. She graduated from the University California Davis with a degree in Rhetoric and Communication. She enjoys spending time with her family and listening to her two sons Camron and Masson play guitar. After a successful career in the private and public sector, Karen decided to return to a former passion, writing and creating stories for readers of all ages. She happily resides in Yuba City California with her husband Davis and youngest son.


Thanks to the author I have 3 SIGNED copies of this one to giveaway! I also have 2 signed posters and some swag!!

So 2 winners will receive a book/poster/swag and one winner will receive a book/swag!

-open to US residents only
-ends July 15th
-to enter please leave a comment along with your email addy so I can contact you if you win!


  1. This does sound like something my middle grade students would enjoy. Please enter me.

    kmartin802 AT gmail DOT com

  2. I think my granddaughter might like this. After reading pretty much nothing but Junie B. Jones for the past three years, she's started reading fantasy/adventure type books. This might be a good fit.

  3. This would be great for my granddaughter so I would love to win it.


  4. My grandson would love this one. He's always wanting me to buy him some books. I'd love to win this one, so I could pass it on to him! Got to encourage the reading!!

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  5. Please count me in. Thanks.
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  6. Love to be entered. Thanks!

  7. Please enter me!

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  8. My younger brother would love this, he loves to read even though he won't admit it.

  9. My granddaughter would love this!

    Thanks for the chance :-)