Friday, November 20, 2009

Holiday Books Give Away!!!

I am so thrilled to offer a book giveaway contest for two beautiful holiday books: The Christmas Magic by Lauren Thompson with pictures by Jon J. Muth and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King illustrated by Gail de Marcken. Below is a sneak peak into the story and illustrative magic of both books followed by contest entry information.

THE CHRISTMAS MAGIC
Far, far North, when the nights are longest and the stars shine brightest, Santa begins to prepare for his big night of giving. He gathers his reindeer, feeds them parsnips and berries, and polishes his bells and his sled. Then lovingly, he chooses toys for every child in the world. For Santa loves them all, and he knows what each child at heart wants most. Then, with the thrum of magic that makes reindeer fly, he spreads the Christmas joy and warmth throughout the world--as he always has -- and always will until the end of time. From best-selling author Lauren Thomas, and Caldecott Honor Artist Jon J Muth.





THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING
On Christmas Eve, Godfather , something terribly amazing happens to Godfather’s handcrafted toys…they come alive. Marie is swept off her feet on an incredible journey with the Nutcracker in this astonishing classic story by E.T.A. Hoffman. Critically acclaimed artist Gail de Marcken’s stunning illustrations bring this spellbinding tale to life.


The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and The Christmas Magic book giveaway contest:

Two (2) winners will receive both copies:
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
The Christmas Magic Italic

To enter, leave a comment between now and midnight on Thursday, December 3rd, along with the email address where you can be contacted for mailing information should your name be selected (US only). If you do not leave an email address, I do not have a way to contact you and therefore you will not be considered for the contest. The winner will be randomly selected on Friday, December 4th.

Good luck!!!

4 comments:

Kirsten said...

I would love to win these books. My email is in my profile.

Ginny said...

vhhutcheson@gmail.com

Chrissy said...

Hi! I know I'm too late for the giveaway, but I'm wondering if you have found a website for the author. ?? "The Christmas Magic" is the book topic for my PreK class this week; I like to link to the author on my lesson plan and newsletter to parents. Thanks in advance!! Chrissy singalullaby@yahoo.com

Denise Johnson said...

Lauren Thompson's website is:

http://www.laurenthompson.net

Good luck with your book topic this week!