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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Flora & Ulysses Giveaway

 Who'd like my copy of this Newbery Medal winner?
 Just leave me a Facebook comment or a comment here on the blog. I'm paying it forward.

Because thanks to the generosity of John Schu, I now have two. Sorry, I won't be sharing my autographed copy, complete with Newbery Medal sticker. 
(But maybe you'll be lucky enough to hear Kate speak and can get your own autograph.)



Let's make this quick because I know you need this book. I'll draw tomorrow, so let me know by 7 AM, April 28th, EDT.


 Speaking of Mr. Schu, uber-librarian. You really should be following him on Twitter and friending him on Facebook. He gives away books, shares fabulous projects, and knows everything there is to know about the latest and greatest books.




 Two of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite writers:


"Life is difficult and literature should reflect that. Life is beautiful and literature should reflect that."

“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or a duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift."
Kate DiCamillo

An interview from Publisher's Weekly, soon after she won the award, is HERE.

Click HERE for my own review in the Christian Science Monitor. Which is how I happen to own two.
Thanks to the publisher for that first review copy.

Here's a closer look at that famous squiggly autograph:



The contest is over! Thanks to all who entered. My Hot Dog Johnny cap overflowed with names.



And the winner is...

13 comments:

Carol Baldwin said...

Would love to read this book! Count me in and thanks.

sophiesmom said...

Your review in Christian Science Monitor convinced me I must read this book.

sophiesmom said...

Your Christian Science monitor convinced me that this book deserves all those awards and should be read.

Augusta Scattergood said...

Thanks! And your name's in the hat.

Laura said...

Love sharing books with my students and I am sure this is one they will love!

Mrs. Laird said...

I would love to read this with my students!

FearofLung said...

Just recently read The Tale of Despereaux and it was one of the most inspiring books I have ever read. It actually inspired me to completely change the novel that I am working on. I love it and would love to read more by this amazing author! :)

Mrs. Laird said...

I'd love to read this with my students!

Laura said...

Love sharing books with my students and I am sure this is one they will love!

Anonymous said...

What a generous thing to do. My classroom would love a signed copy of Flora & Ulysses. Maybe we will win:) Ryley Z.

JWB said...

What a fabulous giveaway! My classroom copy walked off never to return. I'm hoping whoever "borrowed" it is really enjoying it :)

Augusta Scattergood said...

Thanks to all who entered- and there were a lot of you!
The winner is one of my twitter followers, Jennifer Brittin. Congrats, Jen!

Augusta Scattergood said...

Thanks to all who entered- and there were a lot of you!
The winner is one of my twitter followers, Jennifer Brittin. Congrats, Jen!