Blog Tour: Odditorium

This is the first book in an exciting middle grade series by Greg Funero. Published by Disney Hyperion, it’s said to be Doctor Who meets Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 
About The Book


By: Greg Funero
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Released on: January 6th, 2015
Series: Odditorium #1
Ages: 9-12
Purchase from: Amazon |B&N
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This cinematic, action-packed middle grade fantasy adventure set in Victorian London brims with fresh magic and has the cozy feeling of a classic.Grubb, age twelve (or thereabouts), has never known anything beyond his miserable existence as a chimney sweep, paid only in insults and abuse by his cruel master.

All of that changes the day he stows away in the coach belonging to a mysterious guest at the inn that he is tasked with cleaning. Grubb emerges from Alistair Grim’s trunk and into the wondrous world of the Odditorium. Fueled by a glowing blue energy that Grubb can only begin to understand, the Odditorium is home to countless enchanted objects and an eccentric crew that embraces Grubb as one of their own.

There’s no time for Grubb to settle into his new role as apprentice to the strange, secretive Mr. Grim. When the Odditorium comes under attack, Grubb is whisked off on a perilous adventure. Only he can prevent the Odditorium’s magic from falling into evil hands-and his new family from suffering a terrible fate.

Grubb knows he’s no hero. He’s just a chimney sweep. But armed with only his courage and wits, Grubb will confront the life-or-death battle he alone is destined to fight.


Odd and Amazing places to visit!

Alistair Grim has traveled all over the world collecting Odditoria. Here are some odd and amazing places to which you can travel today, including the Great Bamboo Forest in Japan, the Mendenhall Ice Caves in Alaska, and Tianzi Mountains, in China. Just imagine what Odditoria you might find there!

Don’t miss this week long tour. Each stop not only features something unique for readers, you can also enter to win a copy of the book.
The Tour

January 12- Me, Myshelf and I

Meet the Odditorium Characters Blog Post by author with book giveaway
January 13- Mundie Moms
Meet the Odditorium Characters Blog Post by author with book giveaway

January 14- Chapter by Chapter 
Q&A with author with book giveaway
January 15-  Carina Books
Fashion Accessories for the Eccentric blog post by the author with book giveaway
January 16- Ex Libris
Odd and Amazing places to visit blog post by the author with book giveaway
About The Author

Gregory Funaro grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island, and wrote his first story, The Ghost in the Window, in the fourth grade. He considers this to be his finest work, but unfortunately it has been lost to time. Following high school Greg majored in theatre at the University of New Hampshire, and after various acting gigs, received his AM in Theatre Arts from Brown University and an MFA in Acting from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory. Greg teaches drama at East Carolina University, and is busy working on the next book in the Odditorium series.
Follow Greg via: his Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon

Win one finished copy of ODDITORIUM! Open to residents of the US only.  You must be 13 or have your parents permission to enter.

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7 responses to “Blog Tour: Odditorium

  1. Carl

    One of the strangest places I’ve ever been is a place called the Chapel of Bones in Evora, Portugal. A whole chapel, inside a bigger church, made of the bones of monks and nuns. The purpose was to remind visitors of their mortality and it did a great job of that.

  2. My strangest place is also one of bones — the Catacombs beneath Paris. Mind boggling to see and really think through what you’re looking at. . . and so many dark areas for the mind to wander.

  3. YvonneJ

    I’ve never really been anywhere that I’d consider strange and so far the most amazing place I’ve ever been is Florence, Italy.

  4. An amazing and sort of surreal place I’ve been was wandering through Hezekiah’s Tunnels in Jerusalem! It took about an hour to go through the entire network and we were in about a foot of water the entire time–definitely a different kind of experience!

  5. Lauren Harvey

    I’ve never physically been somewhere that I’d consider strange or amazing, but I have read about a lot of strange and amazing places and I feel like that’s close to the same thing.

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