Monday, September 27, 2010

Great Monday Give: Boy

I'm going off the grid for the Great Monday Give today {the day where we give our books away!}, as I figured out we have two copies floating around. Now, there almost isn't an author my son enjoys more than Roald Dahl. The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me ~ George's Marvelous Medicine ~ The Magic Finger ~ Esio Trot ~ Fantastic Mr. Fox... all of them really. His books are ones I personally never tire of reading aloud as they are so fun and totally engaging. After our whole family fell in love with The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar on audio a while back, last year I found myself reading this book, the first in a two part memoir which also includes Going Solo. If you have any interest in finding our where Dahl's obsession with candy stores and tomfoolery came from, as well as his often melancholy heart, look no further. Boy: Tales of Childhood is a real doll of a book, and all you have to do to be entered to win a very fine, used copy is comment on this post between now and Sunday, October 3rd at 11:59 PM. A winner will be selected at random and announced the next morning.

Speaking of which, the winner of last week's give of Lucille is MommaofMany. Please sent your shipping info to webe(at)soon(dot)com, and I'll try and be quick about getting it out to you. That's all for now!

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27 comments:

Emily said...

I loved the adventuresomeness of Going Solo as a kid, but I never got around to reading the childhood part of Dahl's memoir. Thanks for putting this in the Great Monday Give rotation!

john & catherine said...

I love this one, and the insight it gives into Dahl's other books. I haven't read it to my kids yet. I would love to have it. Thanks!

Ethan said...

I went through a big Dahl phase growing up and I ended up reading all his book and biographies. Now that I have a young kid in the house we are going through that phase together!

Kristie said...

This sounds like it would be a wonderful addition to our little ones' library. Thank you for the chance to win!! :-)

katie said...

Ohh we love Dahl! This would be a great addition to our library! :)

Amy said...

Awesome! Thanks for the chance to add this to our library!

ThyHandHathProvided said...

We haven't read this one yet- it looks right up Sam's alley. Thanks, again, for a great giveaway. I haven't been over here in a little while- I LOVE your new header picture!

Holly said...

My 7-year-old just completed the Reading Dahlathon. He would love to read another Dahl book.

heather said...

This book sounds awesome! I would love to own it.

dsouth20 said...

I love Dahl's books!

Carin S. said...

you read my mind! I've been looking for a used copy of Boy as I got Solo at a used bookstore last year but don't want to read them out of order. Please count me in! Thanks.

Angelica said...

Count me in. Dahl is superb!

Megan G said...

I love his stuff.

Hanna said...

Love Roald Dahl! I don't think I've read this one, though...

Sharon Hyland said...

Love Roald Dahl! Thanks for the chance to win this!

Julie said...

Oh wonderful! I've never heard of this book, but have always loved Dahl's work (James and the Giant Peach is one of my favs).

Stacy said...

Me thinks this would give my son a nice break from Percy Jackson!

Page Turner said...

Roald Dahl's books are such fun! Please enter me.

ohmymel said...

i loveee roald dahl ! used to read his books over and over again, and wondered what his own life must have been like...

Heather said...

I'm surprised nobody else has mentioned this, but that is the book Meg Ryan is reading at storytime in "You've Got Mail"! LOVE it!

Crumbs and Quibbles. said...

We love Dahl here too. Although I must admit that after reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to my then four year old daughter, she very quietly mumbled, "Please don't ever read that to me again." HA!! I guess the story got a little too dark for her. Thanks for the wonderful book recommendations.

Burgin Streetman said...

I can't imagine any bookseller being ambitious enough to tackle this book at story time. Ha!

ChristyJan said...

I would love to be entered to win a copy of this book.

wmmahaney said...

We haven't read this Dahl book and would love to add it to our library.

Theresa N. said...

His books are loads of fun.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

ossmcalc said...

My grandson would love to read Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl. Thank you for sponsoring this giveaway.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Ellie said...

I love Roald Dahl's books, but this is one I've never read. Very exciting! Thank you for pointing my way to it! And I'd love to enter your contest.
lemonandrose (at)gmail (dot)com

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