Book Trailer and Book Giveaway for Catherynne M. Valente’s “The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making”

by Maryse on June 20, 2011 · 8 comments

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Good news!! I have another book giveaway as offered by the publishing company :)

Available now from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group is Catherynne M. Valente’s first novel for young readers, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.

To celebrate the release of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, they are offering a lucky winner an opportunity to win one copy of the book!

More about The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making:

“Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn?t . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday.
With exquisite illustrations by acclaimed artist Ana Juan, Fairyland lives up to the sensation it created when the author first posted it online. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass, here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful.”

How do you win it? Just leave a comment below, and by Monday June 27th 2011 at 9pm EST, I will randomly select a winner. The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address (must respond by Wednesday June 29th 2011 – 9pm EST at the latest). I need to have the winner’s information sent to the publisher shortly after that (as per their deadline), so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance.

Here’s a suggestion (and a first for me to do this). If you want to enter to win the book, leave your comment, and you may also pre-send me your mailing address, by email, in case you do win (please don’t post it in your comment). In a couple of my past contests, there were some issues with getting the mailing address on time, and we almost didn’t make the deadline, so to avoid this, if I pick your name, and I already have your address, then all is good. Contest open to US or Canadian mailing address only.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Barbara G June 20, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Looks very interesting….

Shellee June 20, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Cool..right up my alley. Thanks for the chance to win this book. :)

Nancy Parken June 20, 2011 at 6:46 PM

I would like to win!

Megan June 20, 2011 at 7:33 PM

This looks really different, I am very excited to read it!

Lisa M. June 20, 2011 at 11:19 PM

This looks interesting…… Thanks for another great opportunity to win an exciting book!

Karen June 21, 2011 at 8:19 AM

Thank you for this fun review and the chance to win this book!

Heather June 21, 2011 at 1:59 PM

OOOh this one looks interesting….I think my daughter and I would enjoy it…I hope I’m the lucky one! :)

Anya June 22, 2011 at 9:16 AM

Sounds like this might be a good read! I’m interested:)

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