Thursday, December 1, 2011

Great Holiday Give Day Four: Something for Christmas

Originally published in 1958 by Harper & Row, Something for Christmas is the story of a little mouse’s search for a very special gift for a very special person. Small and sweet and a perfect stocking stuffer for you or some wee one you love. The New York Review Children's Collection sent me this impeccable reprint, and really no other publisher does more to bring forgotten classics back into the fold. The editors there are miracle workers finessing literary Lazaruses back from the dead on a daily basis. I have so much respect for what they do.

All you have to do to be entered to win this brand new reprint of Something for Christmas is comment on this post by 11:59 PM Sunday, December 4. A winner will be selected at random and announced (along with all the other winners from the week) on Monday, December 5.

The Great Holiday Give lasts all week, so be sure and check back each day to find out about a new vintage reprint and enter to win a different book. And if you missed the past three days, throw your hat in the ring now...

Day One: Christmas Eve at the Mellops by Tomi Ungerer
Day Two: Professor Wormbog in the Search for the Zipperump-a-zoo by Mercer Mayer
Day Three: Kangaroo for Christmas by Jim Flora

This book was sent to me by the publisher to giveaway, but I don't think I need to tell you that this in no way educated my opinion of the publisher or the title in question. I've been bragging on these guys since the beginning of time!

Good luck everyone!

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46 comments:

AuntBeast said...

So sweet.

john & catherine said...

Looks very sweet. Thanks!

Kristie said...

Thank you for the chance to win! :-)

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Claire said...

this looks like I might fall in love with it!You are so right: NY Review does beautiful work! We have the Jenny Linsky books, and we treasure them. My son still enjoys them even though he is 10. I would love to take a look at this and will see if I can find it at the fabulous BookPeople in Austin.

jama said...

Looks adorable. Thanks for the giveaway!

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Oh, to crawl in gran-mousie's lap for the telling of a tale!

laura r. said...

AWESOME giveaway.

Miles Wisniewski said...

I love collecting these New York Review books. So lovingly produced

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet little book.


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karichuckroryskylar said...

Looks lovely.

Matt W. said...

Cute illustration.

Amy said...

Looks charming. My daughter has a pet gerbil and loves any books featuring mice/gerbils/cute rodents!

Anne said...

Ooooooh, we'd love this. Right now I'm reading the NY Review edition of The Rescuers with my older daughter. Hooray for publishers who reprint forgotten treasures! Thanks for the great giveaways!

Corey Mesler said...

I love this whole series.

Anne Fernald said...

I love this series! Thanks for the chance.

Cory said...

Thank you for all the giveaways!

Gretchen said...

I'd love to win this wee little book: here's hoping!

Lise said...

We've really enjoyed other Palmer Brown books; would love a chance to win this one. Thanks!

sc said...

This book looks top notch.

Katie said...

I've never heard of this book, but it looks very charming. Love classic books.

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Becca said...

This book looks so cute!

Heather said...

This looks sweet and reminds me just a bit of the Brambly Hedge mice books.

Rebecca said...

Palmer Brown's Silver Nutmeg and Beyond the Pawpaw Trees are pure magic. Never read this one, but mice are a favorite subject of my 3year old daughter and we'd love to add this to our library.

hunnybee2501 said...

I love this publisher, when I was a wee one I always loved stories with mice.

vigilceo said...

This one looks really cute!

Melissa@Julia's Bookbag said...

Yes, Yes and More YES!! Haven't read this one!! SO would love to! I cannot cannot stay away from any book involving Christmas and mice :) ~Melissa

H said...

Ooooh, I love the NYR Children's Collection. :)

Kate said...

What a great giveaway!

Kate said...

What a great giveaway!

Fierce Nauga said...

My hat - your ring, it's a thing!
A book is a mighty fine gift. :D

nopinkhere said...

I love that story!

Elizabeth said...

All I can say is: I want it!

aly said...

Sounds like a sweet story!

Kathleen said...

There's a stocking at my house for a special little someone that would be happy to have this gem in it! Thanks

Meghan said...

so exciting!

Nick said...

I subscribe to the NYRB, but rather shamefully, I haven't ever handled, seen, or owned any of their reprinted books!

Pececito arcoiris said...

Looks perfect for my sweet princess.

Meg said...

Aw, mice stories are adorable.

Lindsey said...

I would love to win! We absolutely love mouse-themed books and I know this would be a great addition to our collection. :)

Lindsey
ladyufshalott at yahoo dot com

Kimberly said...

I'm not familiar with this title, but it looks great.

ChristyJan said...

I'd love to win!

Tera said...

I love this one paired with Gift of the Magi!

beyond said...

oh! that cover illustration is perfect.

Hanna said...

so cute

RobCramer said...

The illustrations look so familiar.

Christine said...

I know just the mouse I would give this to for Christmas... lovely!

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