- Full Description
This Young Adult fantasy novel brings fantasy to life with an entirely new technology that I can only relate to Pokeman Go. Using cutting-edge augmented reality technology (a free downloadable app, which I put on my iPhone), fully animated creatures and objects are added to each of 12 color plates, with interactive 3D--moving, talking, growling. It's WAY COOL. Two high schoolers get lost inside the Mystery Forest and come upon Nith, a dangerous alternate universe. As they explore this strange new land, they discover magical powers they didn’t know they had!
Our hero and heroine are Mayberry Hansen and Marshall Jackson, best friends and fellow outsiders at their high school. On a dare, they wander off during a school field trip to find The Wishing Tree, a local legend in their small town. Now trapped in another dimension, together they must find a way to control their new powers, escape their enemies, and get back home.
Jay Anacleto’s striking full-color illustrations bring Skip Brittenham’s thrilling adventure to life in this epic fantasy. Jay is the brilliant illustrator of the Dejah Thoris and Vampirella covers, as well as sketchbooks that we highly recommend.
Skip Brittenham is a senior partner of Ziffren Brittenham LLP, one of the country’s premier entertainment law firms. He is the co-creator/writer of Anomaly, the longest original full color graphic novel ever published. Brittenham, with Brian Haberlin, have helped pioneer and bring the next generation of Augmented Reality (AR) technologies to the book mass market.
Jay Anacleto's breakout fantasy Aria gained him comic and illustrator stardom. He has since penciled several comics including the critically acclaimed Marvels (with Kurt Busiek) and Athena, Inc. (with Brian Haberlin). He has provided countless covers for marquee superheroes and fantasy alike and remains a hot talent in his field.
"An unforgettable journey of magic and adventure." -Harrison Ford.
I'm so impressed with this amazing new technogy, I dare you to not to like this. If for any reason you don't agree this is a cool book, you just give us a call and return it for full credit. EVERYONE I've shown this to has been impressed. My son snagged our advance sample copy to share with his youngsters. My tech guys here in the office were impressed, and they don't impress easily.
Just hold your smart phone or IPad over each of the 12 full color illustrations/plates in the book, and a new creature or object appears, moving and swirling around with cool special effects. Then click on a box and you get get more details about the scene. The app was so easy to download even I can do it, and I am hopelessly lame in tech areas. This looks like the first (for us, anyway) in a whole new realm of enhanced special effects for books and other printed media. -Bud
- Additional Information
Item Code BEWOH Publisher Putnam Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9780399176890 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 6x9 # Pages 240pg Color Text/Full Color