The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw by Christopher Healy: Blog Tour & Giveaway!


Artwork © 2014 by Todd Harris


Be sure to add this book to your summer reading list! It’s the third book in one of my favorite series – “Hero’s Guide.” Don’t have the book yet?!? Well then just comment below and you’ll have the chance of winning a hard-cover AUTOGRAPHED copy of The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw! WOO!!! Just tell me if you want to be in the drawing and, on June 2nd, I will announce the winner (sorry – U.S. addresses only). The winner is chosen by putting all the names in a hat and having my little sister Josie pull a name out.


Make sure you check back tomorrow because I get to reveal a new character bio from the book!

Now on to the review!

by Christopher Healy
Illustrated by Todd Harris
528 pages – ages 8+
Series: Hero’s Guide (Book 3)
Published by Walden Pond Press on April 29, 2014

ABOUT THE HEROICS – Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You think you know those guys pretty well by now, don’t you? Well, think again. The Princes Charming, along with Ella, Snow, Rapunzel, and Princess Lila are caught and arrested for the murder of Briar Rose. The heroes are simultaneously shocked and sad to hear of this news. But a series of suspicious events leads them to believe that not only is Briar still alive, but some unseen evil is working its way into the throne rooms of all thirteen kingdoms. It’s up to the League to break out of prison, find Briar, and uncover the nefarious plot before the entire country is destroyed.

Check out the trailer!




The book is hilarious! I loved the first two books in the series and they just keep getting better. It’s credit to Mr. Healy that he can keep coming up with great things for these characters to do. The the humor along with action and adventure in the book kept me turning the pages – **literally I read all 528 pages over 2 days – I couldn’t put the book down. Mr. Healy has a great writing style. Even for kids who aren’t that into reading will love the book because of the story. The Prince Charming characters in the story are great main characters. I love how they are all different personality-wise but all want the same thing; their honor back. The book isn’t just for boys. I think girls will love the story just as much. I think the idea of the story and this series is super imaginative and completely fun.

This is one of those books where I wish my rating scale went higher than 5. Five out of five bookworms for “The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw!”fivebooks


Christopher Healy

Christopher Healy is the author of The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, which the New York Times selected as one of its best books of the year, calling it “charming—a quest that recalls at moments the Musketeers and at others the Marxes”; as well as its sequel, The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle, which Publishers Weekly hailed as “uproariously funny” in a starred review. He is also a reviewer of children’s media. Chris lives with his wife and two children in New Jersey. You can find him online at

Follow Mr. Healy on Twitter HERE.  Like Mr. Healy on Facebook HERE.

  To learn more please visit

Walden Pond Press at






Hero’s Guide to Being a Blog Tour 

5/1 – The Book Rat

5/5 – Icey Books

5/6 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

5/7 – The Book Monsters

5/8 – The Book Rat

5/9 – A Foodie Bibliophile in Wanderlust

5/12 – Word Spelunking Book Blog

5/15 – Buried in Books

5/16 – KidLit Frenzy

5/19 – Mundie Kids

5/20 – The Flashlight Reader

5/21 – Bunbury In the Stacks

5/22 – The Hiding Spot

5/23 – Novel Novice

5/24 – Paigeintraining

5/26 – Mundie Kids

5/26 – This Kid Reviews Books

5/27 – This Kid Reviews Books

5/28 – Small Review

5/29 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

5/30 – The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

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49 replies

  1. Neighbor Girl LOVES this series and his website!!! We can definitely vouch for the book being a fun read for girls, too. The trailer is a riot – Neighbor Girl just ran down the stairs and said – look at the trailer on Erik’s post! 🙂

  2. Ooh, I’d love a copy! It looks like a book my boys would enjoy! Thanks!

  3. Mr. Healy has a great thing going here. Everyone loves a good laugh!

  4. This book looks like fun! I think my guys would be very interested. You can put us in the drawing, Erik. Thanks!!

  5. It sounds like this book is one very engaging read if it kept you turning the pages for 2 days straight.
    I would be honored to be put int he drawing.
    Hope you’re enjoying your holiday 🙂

  6. I have got to get the first book read. It’s been sitting in my to be read pile for a year now, but you make it sound so good.

    Definitely enter me in the drawing please. If I’ve got one and three looking at me, I’ll be more likely to read them.

  7. I’m listening to the 1st book(already read and loved it!) right now, and I can’t wait to read the 2nd and 3rd!

    Enter me, please! 😀

  8. This series looks like outrageous fun!! I like being thrown in a hat!

  9. Oh, please enter my name. And Josie, please draw it! Thanks, sounds like a great book.

  10. It is impressive when a serie just keeps getting better and better!

  11. Please enter me

  12. Love your response and comments. It’s fun when you find a series that keeps getting better.

  13. Oh this sounds awesome! Love the illustrations.

  14. Love, love, LOVin’ that cover!!!! I love when familiar fairy tale characters are used this way 🙂 I’m TOTALLY in for the drawing! Would love to have this book on my shelf! *rubs hands greedily*

  15. This is one of my favorite MG series. I would love to have a copy to keep the first two books in the series company. The audiobooks narrated by Bronson Pinchot are amazing.

  16. Love your enthusiasm for this book, Erik! And this entire series has been on my TBR list for quite a while.That’s cool that the book isn’t just for boys. If I haven’t read the first two books yet, will this still be as enjoyable?

  17. Sounds funny and entertaining! I think my son would like to find a new series. Please enter us in the drawing. Thanks!

  18. Sounds awesome yes please enter me in your drawing

  19. I have a voracious reader that I think would love this book! Please enter me in the drawing!

  20. Well, the competition looks steep, but I’ll still try to win. Please enter me young one and please have Josie pull my name out of her bunny hat. Last name in – first name out. Love your review, as usual it is good. 🙂

  21. Has the author mentioned anything about how many novels he plans to have in this series? I usually prefer reading my series all at one go. 🙂


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