Thursday, December 6, 2012

Great Holiday Give: Day Four ~ Wolf Story


Day four of the Great Holiday Give comes to us via the New York Review Books Children's Collection and involves a very special story...

"One night in 1947, an intensely curious 5-year-old boy named Michael McCleery asked his father for a story. So his father, William McCleery, produced a tale that revolved around a wolf named Waldo, a hen named Rainbow, and another little boy, the son of a farmer, named Jimmy Tractorwheel. Over weeks and weeks, William serialized the story, telling it in installments to Michael and his best friend during bedtimes and Sunday afternoon outings.

But William wasn't just a dad — he was also a Broadway playwright. And, together with the artist Warren Chappell, he turned that elaborate wolf story into a short book for children. The resulting Wolf Story was acclaimed when it came out in 1947, but it's been out of print for decades. Now, the New York Review Children's Collection has reissued it." (Listen to the whole story about the story here on NPR.)

Wolf Story by William McCleery with pictures by Warren Chappell. Such a cool book, and such an amazing dad. All you have to do to win a copy of this family heirloom of a tale is comment on this post between now and midnight (CT), Sunday, December 9. A winner will be selected at random and announced the next morning.

Only one more day in the give. Don't miss it!

Day One was No Kiss For Mother by Tomi Ungerer. Enter to win here.
Day Two was Pippi Moves In! by Astrid Lindgren. Enter to win here.
Day Three was The One & Only Shrek on CD. Enter to win here.

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40 comments:

ChristyJan said...

Would love to add this book to my collection. :)

KLT said...

This book looks fantastic! Looks like something my almost 5 yr old son would love! Thanks for the introduction & chance to win this! -Kristin

Anonymous said...

Yet another lovely book - JodieMcA

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Marty said...

A chicken named Rainbow? I was sold at that much. Thanks for this great giveaway :)

Matt W. said...

Interesting premise.

Theng said...

This is something completely new to me. Would definitely love to read it!

traceynapol said...

This one sounds amazing!

Danzel @Silver Shoes and Rabbit Holes said...

This sounds great!

Dana said...

sounds great!

Antmusic said...

This one intrigues me greatly.

caryn the designer said...

Oh lovely! Count me in!

Heather VanTimmeren said...

I love the Jenny Linsky books in this same binding, and this sounds like a good story for boys!

Lynn said...

This looks like such a cleverly written tale. I would love to give it to my granddaughter.

nopinkhere said...

I love the description. I should probably try telling stories instead of always reading them.

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Evita said...

The hen's lil hat is the cutest :)

readingwithrhythm said...

This looks like a great book! And I love the back story to it.

Kayli said...

Looks like fun!

Amanda said...

I'm in!

Lucy Mitchell said...

I've heard this is the absolute best ever book to read aloud to a six year old I'd LOVE it.

Talia's Travel Blog said...

Sounds great. We'd love a copy.

E. said...

I really like so many of the books in the New York Review Children's Collection. This looks like another great one!

Jackson Hall said...

That looks absolutely charming.

john & catherine said...

Sounds exciting!

Catherine said...

I would love for my boys to win this book!!!

shelley said...

My kids love all stories with wolves in them.

Anne said...

We love the NY Review Collection books! Thanks for the giveaway!

AmyB said...

Count me in please :)

Rosita said...

This is a completely new one for me.

Kimberly said...

We're not familiar with this book, but I know the NY Review Children's Collection has so many great offerings. Thanks for the chance to win!

Gill said...

Looks a great book!

Cathy said...

Once angain, You've introduced me to a new to me book. Looks like something my grandson would like. (And me, too).

Mary said...

This looks like a beauty! I'd love to add it to my collection! Thanks.

beverlyjct said...

I came across your site by accident, while looking for the record to accompany Seven Little Rabbits. . so glad I found you! Yes, please enter me in the Day 5 giveaway :-)

OnePerfectDay said...

This one sounds great too!
You do have the most interesting children's books -plus the most interesting stories to go with them!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Sy Pie said...

Would love to read this one. Thanks!

aly said...

Sounds like a wonderful book!

Patricia said...

Thanks for introducing me to this!

Adriana (BooksOnHerMind) said...

This looks fantastic (:

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