The Howlin’ Holiday giveaways continue–one every weekday till Christmas Eve! Read on for how to win an amazing leather-bound copy of Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales. Y’know, all those Grimm’s Fairy Tales got sanitized for the Disney set–the original tales, most of which I never heard as a kid, are very dark and were told for adults. Also, read on for the winners of the Writer’s Tote and the big Carrie Vaughn giveaways!
Why the Brothers Grimm? Because I arrived at my niece’s house in Atlanta for Thanksgiving yesterday to be greeted by her 8-year-old son, who wanted to show me the seven books he’s written! He’d written them painstakingly in pencil on lined notebook paper, included a title page and an author bio at the end that went something to the effect of “Samuel is a boy, and he likes people to read his stuff.”
Well, if that doesn’t just sum it up.
The books are a series involving a family of pugs (and, no, he doesn’t have a pug–I have no idea where that came from except he thinks they’re cute). My favorite is “Zombie Pugs in Space.” OMG. “The Pugs Save Christmas” was pretty cool too.
So, in honor of Sam, I’m offering The Brothers Grimm today–because “Zombie Pugs in Space” isn’t ready for distribution yet.
Comment below to enter. You don’t have to tell me, but I’d love to hear your favorite story as a kid. I was a big Peter Rabbit fan when I was very young, then The Secret Garden became my all-time favorite. As always, one entry for the comment, +1 for following @Suzanne_Johnson on Twitter, +1 for blog follower, and +1 if you tweet the contest or RT one of my tweets. Thanks, y’all! (PS — Open internationally!)
Finally, congrats to KATE for winning the writer’s tote and to MARISKA for winning the Carrie Vaughn set. I’ll be emailing you shortly.