Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 21, 2008 -
Author Christopher A. Helwink sets a new trend in children's books with the release of his book series "The Adventures of Kid Combat." The series brings young readers one thrilling adventure after another as a group of friends combat an evil man in their town named Phillip Arthur Jones. But unlike many modern children's adventure books, this series engulfs children in a world of mystery and adventure without violence or bad language.
The first book in the series titled "A Secret Lost" is being published by thirty-one productions in association with Wheatmark. A second book in the series titled "The Heist of Spring Road Toys" is in the final stages of editing and will be released at a later date.
The series targets boys and girls with a variety of characters including Kid Combat, a boy who leads a band of friends to fight evil in his town, and a girl named Samantha, the fiery girl of the group. Young readers can easily relate to the characters and imagine being a part of each adventure as the series unfolds.
The main hero of the series, Kid Combat, is not a superhero. He's just an ordinary boy who loves games, sports, and hanging out with friends. The media in the town labels him "Kid Combat" because he and his friends perform their heroics in secret.
The series' author, Christopher A. Helwink, based the stories on memories from his childhood. He thought about writing the series for years, but one day with pen in hand, he just started writing. He
began writing the first volume in April 2004, and it was published in October 2007.
"The ideas for KC have been locked in my brain for years -- probably ever since I was KC's age," states Helwink.
Though still new to online book shelves, the Kid Combat series is already getting noticed across the United States. The series will be featured at the upcoming 2008 Chicago Tribune Printer's Row Book Fair on June 7-8. This is the largest book fair in the Midwest.
"The Adventures of Kid Combat" has been dubbed "the next great adventure series," and even teachers are raving over the valuable moral lessons portrayed in the first volume. Independent teachers have already developed lesson plans and classroom activities based on the series, which can be reviewed at the Kid Combat website.
The first volume "A Secret Lost" can be purchased online at any major book store including Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, BooksAMillion, and Wheatmark. Helwink is currently seeking a larger publishing company and an agent to help promote the series.
More information about "The Adventures of Kid Combat" along with excerpts from the first volume is available at the Web address below:
For an interview or more information, please contact Christopher Helwink by phone at (630) 379-9411 or by email.