Monday, December 22, 2008

Great Monday Give: Golden Treasury of Children's Literature

Merry Christmas everyone. Happy Hanukkah and soon to be Happy New Year. The Last (and technically the first) Great Monday Give of the year is here, and I hope you'll be as psyched as I am about it. Shortly after I found this book and reviewed it, I stumbled across another copy and couldn't wait to give it away. So, this is a really good copy of The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature. This 1971 edition features over 540 pages of children's book greatness with stories illustrated by Charles Harper, Eloise Wilkin, The Provensens, Gordon Laite, Hillary Knight, Lilian Obligado, William Dugan, Kanako Tanabe, J.P. Miller and more... The awesomeness of this fat tome is blinding, really. Usually this book gets priced for around $10, but I think in the coming years its price will rise as more people actually look inside and see what's there. Another book that features the Charley Harper illustrated story "Bambi Finds the Meadow" called The Golden Treasury of Animal Stories and Poems sometimes sells for over $75 because of it.

Anywho, this book rocks hard.... All you have to do to be entered to win is comment on this post before midnight ~ January 6, 2009. A winner will be selected at random and announced the following day.

And now, the winner of last week's give of The King, The Mice and the Cheese... Anamaria! Congrats big time sister! E-mail me webe(at)soon(dot)com with your mailing info.

Have a great one gang!

36 comments:

Peter said...

Pretty please, to infinity?

Kris said...

What an amazing book!

rachel said...

I remember this book from when I was a child. I would love to have it for my daughter. Merry Xmas to you and your family! Thanks for all the great recommendations!

Jonathan said...

Please don't pick me, because I won recently, but I just wanted to comment and tell everyone what a TREASURE this would be! My Golden Treasury from 3-5 years later has been a favorite of mine for about 30 years. What a fun give!

Denise said...

I'm a new reader of your blog, and appreciate your reviews. I'd love to read this book to my son. Have a great holiday!

Carm said...

I just love storybook collections. Some of my favorite books from my wayback years were those! This is one I haven't seen. Now you've got me curious!

Jennifer said...

Oh wow! I know it might sound like I'm making this up, but I actually live in Louis Untermeyer's old house! He and his wife Bryna lived here for something like 40 years. I collect his books whenever I come across them, of course. Haven't seen this one! Anyway-- good luck and cheers to whoever wins! :-)

shelburns said...

This would be great to add to my collection.

shelcows AT gmail DOT com

KCV said...

Wow, the illustrations look beautiful, and the stories are classics. Thank you for the opportunity!

Sarah kwasny said...

oh yes! i need this (and my little girly does too, i guess).

Lise said...

Ooh...when you reviewed this one I knew I needed to get a copy! Thanks for the chance. Crossing my fingers,
:-) Lise

shanghaicowgirl.m said...

Crossing my fingers... LOVED the "Mommies at WorK', btw!

Michelle

Rhia said...

Oh that looks so gorgeous!

porkchop said...

Oh my, this looks amazing. Yes please!

sarah said...

I"ve been jonesing hard on this book ever since you posted it the first time. I sure hope you pick me!

lissie said...

enter me please! thanks! :)

The Hubinger Family said...

What a wonderful book!! This book would be perfect to read to my little girls! Thank you for offering this to one of your readers!

Paula said...

Wow! Winning this one might just keep me away from the vintage bookstore, library sales, and thrift stores...nah, probably not...but it sure will add to my kiddo's collection. Thanks for all the great reads!

chris said...

ooo pick me please????

Chantel said...

Wow! 71 stories--a treasure indeed! Thank you.

nath said...

I'd love to have this book - I have only just discovered Charles Harper and now I am totally smitten!

Shauna said...

oooh, this looks so awesome!!!

Celeste said...

This looks fabulous!!

Corinne said...

Your site feeds into my children's book addiction, but I still love it! Thanks for the chance at a great sounding book.

Gretchen said...

I'm crossing my fingers big time on this one! Everyone enjoy your holiday, and have a happy/healthy 2009.

tess said...

This looks awesome! I'm sure my daughter would love it!

Nicole said...

Wow! You find the coolest books! I would love to have this one for my daughter! Merry Christmas!

Andi said...

My four-year-old would LOVE it!

loliecraft said...

What a wondeful giveaway!

Patti said...

Wow, I think I used to own that edition. Too bad, I have no idea where it is now. (unless it's in the old bookcase in my old room at my parents' house ... hmm, must check on my next visit!) Thanks for bringing up fond memories!

Dawn said...

This book looks so cool. My son and I read "lots" of books everyday. This would be a great addition.

Kim said...

I have been a stalker on your blog for almost awhile now. I love all the books that you recommend! Thanks for this big give! I would love to share it with my kids ;)

nora said...

it's golden!

Jennifer McNichols said...

This book looks incredible! My daughter would love it. I hope you are having a fantastic start to 2009!

Donna said...

This was my FAVORITE book as a child! My mother gave it away when my sister grew up and I would dearly love to have it to read to my daughter. Thank you so much for reviewing it and reminding me it existed. I can remember curling up in the big purple reading chair and begging for just ONE MORE story.

Julie said...

Congratulations, Jennifer!!

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