Monday, September 20, 2010

Great Monday Give: Lucille

Monday brings so many things. Like rain and The Great Monday Give, the part of the week when I pluck a title from the shelves to giveaway. I was lucky enough to find another hardcover, vintage copy of Lucille by Arnold Lobel for 50 cents (in great shape save a child's inscription in the front cover), so I'm passing it along to one lucky reader. All you have to do to be entered to win is comment on this post between now and Sunday night (September 26) at 11:59 PM. A winner will be selected using the highly-technical and patented "Blind Scroll and Point" method and announced the next morning.

As for the winner of the mystery grab bag from two weeks ago... give it up for Ariel S. Winter, the author of the great blog We Too Were Children, Mr. Barrie where he highlights "adult" authors who've written children's books. Ariel writes about books far more highbrow than this, but I actually thought of him the other day when I saw Dean Koontz's Santa's Twin at a bookshop. **Shudder.** I'm sorry, but some books should just never see the light of day. Creepy. (I've never read it, of course, and am judging the book solely by its cover... book snob that I am. Tsk. Tsk.) Ariel, please send your shipping info to me at webe(at)soon(dot)com, and I'll see what I can come up with.

That's all for now. (Apologies to Mr. Koontz and the obviously talented Mr. Parks.)

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32 comments:

wmmahaney said...

What a fun book. My son would love it.

danlevy said...

I would love a copy of Lucille! Thanks for your blog.

Kimberly said...

This book caught my eye when you did a post about it last month. It looks delightful, and we'd love to own a copy.

Mitzi said...

Oh, I hope I win this! I've been wanting a copy of this childhood favorite for years.

Nicola said...

My son would love this one and I am collecting the old I can reads so I would love it too! LOL

Mikelle Smith said...

love the new look of the blog!

john & catherine said...

We would love this too. We got it from the library upon your recommendation, and had a hard time returning it. We also love Small Pig by Lobel about the same farmer. Thanks!

Ali said...

Yes, please. This book looks delightful and we are trying to find out more about horses.

jenmmcclure said...

I would love to have this book to read to my girls.

Lise said...

Crossing my fingers for a chance! :-)

Ellie said...

Wow, an Arnold Lobel book I'd never heard of before. This is very exciting! Please count me in the drawing.
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stephanie said...

Love-love-love Lobel!

Nan said...

You should check out Santa's Twin from the library - that is unless you want to risk a stocking full of toad snot courtesy the evil twin. ;^)

Burgin Streetman said...

Oh my Nan. I just laughed for five minutes straight. Hilarious!

Claire said...

yes, please! lovely gift! thank you.

vigilceo said...

oooo....I'd love this one!

Annie said...

Burgin, just found your site - LOVE it! I hope to read Lucille, even if I don't win. I'll look for it. Have you ever read any of Angela Banner's little books, like Around the World With Ant and Bee? (I can't figure out how to underline in this message) Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at Drama class! Annie

holly said...

I might love buying vintage books as much as you...And then I start to feel like a book hoarder but I can't help it! When I find a good one I always hope to pass it along to someone else when my shelves are full. Do you think it's okay to give used/vintage books to grade school children? Lucille looks like a sweet find!

ChristyJan said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Zoe @ Playing by the book said...

Arnold Lobel is such a favourite in our household. He's one of the authors we have in both Dutch and English because we can't get enough of him!

Celeste said...

Love this one!

Anonymous said...

We love Lobel! (And have not read Lucille)! Pick us!
jcegielski@yahoo.com

Antmusic said...

Awesome give! Classic Lobel, and I really want it! Thank you!

MommaofMany said...

We don't have that one!! I'd love to be considered for the luck of the draw....

Mommaofmany
www.teachingthecrew.blogspot.com

MamaMahnken said...

Ooo, I <3 Arnold Lobel and early readers, so here's my entry :)

Linda P. said...

Arnold Lobel. My favorite. Please. Please. Please.

Linda P. said...

Arnold Lobel. My favorite. Please. Please. Please.

mygirl said...

i love arnold lobel and would love this for our home library;)

Marie said...

What a wonderful book. My kids love anything with horses! Thanks for the great blog and great books!

amy said...

Would love to win this one -- my kids would love it!

katie said...

What a great book! I just found your blog and will most likely spend the rest of the night skimming through your previous posts, looking for great book ideas! I am obsessed with vintage children's books. My daughter would love to add this to her collection!

Shannon said...

I wish I'd have found your contest sooner! This was my favorite book as a child and it's my daughter's favorite also. My daughter is now 16 years old and wants this book for Christmas to add to her book collection. I was online trying to find it.

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