Journey to Gameland: How to Make a Board Game from Your Favorite Children's Book

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Lantern Books, 2001 - Games & Activities - 105 pages
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Take a journey through your favorite book and transform it into a board game! Choose your characters, design your board, and create obstacles and other fun activities all according to what happens in your favorite book. Learn how to take the joy of reading to another level and discover your own creativity.
Eleven-year-old Ben Buchanan, who created a board game based on the popular Harry Potter books, provides advice for all children who would like to turn their favorite book into a board game. Along with his co-authors, he offers a step-by-step process, with suggestions for parents, librarians, and teachers, on how to help children transform their favorite book into a board game.
The book shows how you can have hours of fun creating the board game--and then have lots more hours of fun playing! Journey to Gameland encourages children to develop their own creativity.

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About the author (2001)

Ben Buchanan lives with his mother, the author Carol J. Adams, his father, the Rev. Bruce Buchanan, and his brother, Douglas, outside Dallas, Texas. As he awaits the next Harry Potter book, Ben is busy completing sixth grade, and practicing piano and percussion.

Carol J. Adams is a nationally known writer and lecturer on the vegetarian lifestyle, constantly speaking at conferences an academic meetings and on college campuses across the country. Her landmark book "The Sexual Politics of Meat" was recently reissue on its 10th anniversary. She also authored the "Inner Art of Vegetarianism" series. Adams lives in Texas.

Susan Allison is the Youth Services Supervisor at the Richardson Public Library, the recipient of the Siddie Joe Johnson Award for Outstanding Childrens Librarian in the State of Texas, and a past chair of the Childrens Roundtable of the Texas Library Association.

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