April 1, 2009

Virtual Book Tour - Lea Schizas' Book - Bubba and Giganto

Lea, please tell us more about your book, Bubba & Giganto:Odds Against Us.

Bubba hates it when his dad gets a contract for a new project. That means uprooting the family from one city and moving to another. Attending a new school is a major pet peeve of his. His smart alecky nature attracts the bullies in every school he’s attended.

On the first day of school, Bubba bumps into this rather large student. Fearing a confrontation, he wears his tough guy attitude and waits for the punches to begin. Remarkably, the new student apologizes, and Bubba and David (aka Giganto as Bubba eventually nicknames him) become best friends.

Bubba and Giganto try out for the high school soccer team, and that’s when trouble begins. Bubba knew eventually he’d meet the bullies of the school, and he was right.

In the first initial weeks, Bubba learns about a death that occurred the previous year; faces the bullies on several occasions; helps Giganto practice soccer before tryouts; and challenges the bullies to a scrimmage.

Little does Bubba know Giganto holds a secret - one that will place Giganto in a deadly situation.

You can find Lea's book, Bubba & Giganto:Odds Against Us at:

4RV Publishing
Barnes & Noble
The Reading Warehouse


Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Oh, Lea. I don't know how you find time to do all you do! Bubba will be a hit and then there is our free writers conference. You go, Girl! Kevin, thank you for bringing glorious Lea to us.
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Vivian Zabel said...

4RV is proud of the honor of publishing Bubba & Giganto. We have another of her books, a children's picture book, in the schedule, too, Libby the Odd Squirrel.

Susie Sawyer said...

This sounds like a great book, Lea! Even your quick blurb makes the characters and storyline intriguing. Thank you for introducing us to Bubba and Giganto. :)

Great interview, Kevin!

Susie Sawyer

Lea Schizas - Author/Editor said...

Bubba was a fun write. Libby the Squirrel follows along the same line, bullying, but geared toward the younger grades to sensitize them about this topic.

Donna M. McDine said...

Wonderful intriguing post. I read Bubba and Giganto in one sitting. Fantastic read. Should be a must read for grades 4 and up. Well done.

Donna McDine

Joyce Anthony said...

Wonderful post. Lea's writing versatility consistently amazes me!

Liana said...

So interesting to know about this story of yours, Lea! Bullying has always been an issue in schools, even here in Greece, in the primary school...you gave me inspiration!
Good luck with the sales! (If you ever need a review from Greece, I'd love to do it for you-for any of your books).

Nancy Famolari said...

Bubba and Giganto is such a terrific book on an important topic. All kids should read it! If schools don't do it, I hope parents buy if for their kids!

Karen and Robyn - Writing for Children said...

I read Bubba and Giganto and it's wonderful. I agree with Donna - this book should be a part of the elementary school children reading requirements. Bullying should be brought into the forefront for children at a young age.


Lea Schizas - Author/Editor said...

Liana, email me offlist and I'd be happy to send you the ebook for review.