By All Play, No Work Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
A mighty darkness is unleashed on the Library, a force that tests the limits of even Arthur’s great power. Oliver is lost amidst this raging storm of magic. Celia and Eugene have a plan to save him and the Library, but time is against them.
** 2016 Kidscreen Awards Winner for Best Kids Game App - Tablet**
** 2015 App Store App of the Year Runner-Up (Canada) **
** App Store Editors’ Choice **
** 2015 Digi Award Winner for Best in Mobile Entertainment **
"This ebook puzzler is a unique, enchanting experience. Though it's part ebook, it also feels like a highly replayable game." — Common Sense Media
“If your kids are Harry Potter and The Golden Compass fans, they are going to love this app! Filled with fantasy creatures, a robotic butler, creative gadgets, magic and mysteries, kids won’t want to put this book app down.” — Tech With Kids
"An excellent opportunity for extending a child’s reading and will help a reluctant reader discover the joys of reading to deepen their understanding of the narrative by interaction." — Educational Apps Store
A rumour of magic, a glimpse of the impossible, a door to a world where the imagined is real… “The Incredible Tales of Weirdwood Manor” is a unique interactive book series for creative minds and busy hands, 6 - 12 years old.
A fantasy tale in the tradition of “Harry Potter” and “The Golden Compass”, “The Incredible Tales of Weirdwood Manor” is also a beautifully illustrated picture book, a stunningly animated movie, and a challenging series of games and puzzles. Over 30 minutes of story and activities in Book 1; 60-90 minutes in each of Books 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
This is much more than a regular eBook — it’s a ‘Living Novel’!
+ Stunning 3d characters and artwork
+ Hidden objects to find in every book
+ Beautiful sketches and artifacts to collect
+ Challenging games, puzzles, and riddles to solve
+ Glowing words to help young readers
+ Hours of reading and play time
+ Giggles, surprises, pride, and wonder!
+ Original musical score by award-winning film composers Lodewijk Vos & Joseph Murray
+ Optimized for iPads with Retina displays
+ iPad 3 uses non-Retina graphics
Our story follows the adventures of three children who, while all misfits, each have special talents. Talents they can’t quite control yet…
* Oliver is an orphan who loves to draw
* Celia is a confident and gifted writer
* Eugene is a sci-fi nerd who loves making gadgets
The children win a trip to Weirdwood Manor to meet their reclusive hero — the eccentric writer and inventor, Arthur Weirdwood. Naturally, there’s also a robot butler, a ghost boy who haunts the Manor, and a librarian with more than a couple secrets of her own to hide.
Full of mystery and adventure, our story aims to inspire children to celebrate their uniqueness, recognize their talents, and embrace their imagination.
“The Incredible Tales of Weirdwood Manor” was born out of 5 complementary objectives:
* Tell a great story
* Foster a love of reading
* Promote playful interaction
* Challenge the mind
* Inspire creativity
But most of all, we wanted to bring ‘play’ to storytelling.
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Recommended Ages: 6-12
Categories: Books, Education
What's New in Version 1.5.1
ADDED: Sound effects to Book 3 games.
IMPROVED: Logic for downloading books.
IMPROVED: Minor bug fixes and asset updates.
Very intriguing and engaging
The story kept my interest and I found myself thinking about it when I wasn't "playing" the "game." It is sort of a book being read to you while you can look around for hidden objects and playing interesting games. The "hidden objects" are items you find when you use a special critter helper; they shimmer and you tap on them. The items you find go into a journal which adds depth to the story line. The journal eventually has dozens of snippets on different characters and critters of fae origin; many time with some humor involved.
I'm a 65 year old mom and it is my opinion both adults and children will enjoy this interactive book/app.
The story ends with a cliffhanger which makes me hungry for the next part...
Review from my Son.
My son said the book/game was "Awesome"! It only took him a week to finish the entire series. He is hoping that you come out with a new edition soon. Here are his recommendations for updates and/or improvements: Set up adapted sensing challenge levels so kids at any learning level can play along easier side by side. I have a brother with Cerebral Palsy and autism. He loves reading, but games are harder for him. I have autism, too. But I am really good at games and math, not reading as much as him. He's really good at reading biographies and facts. This game is great because we could play together if the challenges would sense how he responds, and adapt to his ability.
Fantastic for kids AND adults!
I came across this when I had an assignment for a class to review a picture book app (studying to be a teacher). I had only expected to flip through the first "book" for the paper and I ended up buying the entire series because I became instantly hooked!!
The story makes me think of Harry Potter meets A Series of Unfortunate Events meets Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. It's mysterious enough to constantly keep you hooked, but not so overwhelming that it's confusing or creepy.
This is a WONDERFUL app for any kid that HATES reading. The design and interactiveness of the story makes you forget that you're even reading because you get so absorbed in the story. It's easy enough for kids to work the app and read, yet advanced enough that it will challenge their reading skills and adults can enjoy it too.
I read somewhere that the developers had said that the next chapter will come out in 2017, and since November is almost over I'm hoping it must be soon! Eagerly waiting to see what happens next!!
- Category: Books
- Updated: Sep 25, 2017
- Version: 1.5.1
- Size: 343 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: All Play, No Work Inc.
- © 2016 All Play, No Work Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Top In-App Purchases
- The Complete Collection$8.99
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- Book 5: Magic’s Promise$2.99
- Book 6: Magic's Curse$2.99