Giveaway: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King & The Christmas Magic

| November 9, 2009 | 41 Comments

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 9, 2009

Hopefully you have had a chance to read my reviews of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King & The Christmas Magic. Both are beautiful books and, thanks to Scholastic, we are delighted to have copies to giveaway.

Two (2) winners will receive both copies:



On Christmas Eve, Godfather Drosselmeier has arrived with gifts of marvel and enchantment for his young godchildren.  Goddaughter Marie falls in love a bewitching nutcracker doll and claims him as her own.  Yet when the clock strikes midnight, something terribly amazing happens to Godfather’s handcrafted toys…they come alive.  Marie is swept off her feet on an incredible journey with the Nutcracker in this astonishing classic story by E.T.A. Hoffman.  Critically acclaimed artist Gail de Marcken’s stunning illustrations bring this spellbinding tale to life.

Nutcracker and the Mouse King spread 1-1


Far, far North, when the nights are longest and the stars shine brightest, Santa begins to prepare for his big night of giving. He gathers his reindeer, feeds them parsnips and berries, and polishes his bells and his sled. Then lovingly, he chooses toys for every child in the world. For Santa loves them all, and he knows what each child at heart wants most. Then, with the thrum of magic that makes reindeers fly, he spreads the Christmas joy and warmth throughout the world–as he always has — and always will until the end of time.  From best-selling author Lauren Thomas, and Caldecott Honor Artist Jon J Muth.


How to enter (maximum entries, 3):

  • Leave your name and a message in the comments field below. If you are one of the lucky winners, you will be contacted via e-mail.
  • An extra entry will be given for each time you twitter about the giveaway and/or blog about it. You will need to paste the link in a separate comment to make this entry valid. Click here to follow me on Twitter.
  • Don’t forget to leave your contact information with your comment — a valid e-mail address is a must.
  • Shipping Guidelines: This book promotion is open to participants with a United States mailing address only (international readers can enter if they have a friend in the States who can accept their prizes by mail!)
  • The contest will run November 9, 2009 – November 30, 2009, with the winners being drawn December 1, 2009.  Administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Giveaway. Winners will be picked at random using a random sequence generator (your comments are numbered in the order they are received and the numbers are like raffle tickets drawn from a hat). Winners have 72hrs to claim their prize. Unclaimed prizes will be awarded to an alternate winner.
  • Comment away!

Disclaimer: Books will be shipped directly from Scholastic, delivery of the giveaway item lies solely on the sponsor. Names, e-mail address and physical addresses of all winners will be shared with Scholastic for the purpose of fulfillment of the giveaway.

Category: Ages 4-8, Giveaways, Seasonal: Holiday Books

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Comments (41)

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  1. Lauren says:

    I love holiday books! Can’t wait to check these out!

  2. Amy says:

    The art in these books looks beautiful!

  3. Shari Bowen says:

    These are very nice books. The pictures are beautiful!

  4. Shari Bowen says:

    I tweeted: OurWinCircle

  5. the1stdaughter says:

    These books are already on my kids’ wishlists, so I would love to win them! They illustrations are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Cheryl W says:

    Oh they look so adorable. Thanks for the chance to win them.

  7. These are gorgeous and I loved your reviews! Please count me in!

    x0xx Amy (Park-Avenue Princess)

  8. Here’s a Tweet & I am following you @APrkAvePrincess! I hope you’ll stop by my site as well!

    Happy Tuesday!

    Amy (Park-Avenue Princess)

  9. Angela Bailey says:

    Both of these books look like they would be great for young readers and old!

  10. Mar Dixon says:

    These are gorgeous!!
    @MarDixon RT @BookReaderTimes RT @theladya: Book Giveaway: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King & The Christmas Magic @Book_Mommy!

  11. Staci A says:

    These both sound like wonderful books! My son loves reading holiday stories and I’d love to share these with him. Thanks for the chance to enter!

  12. Katy says:

    Beautiful books! I’d love to read them to my kids! 🙂

    srfbluemama at gmail dot com

  13. Katy says:

    I just tweeted the giveaway.

    srfbluemama at gmail dot com

  14. Jodi says:

    These books look adorable! I think children of all ages would appreciate them.

  15. Carla Pullum says:

    Wow would love to win!

  16. Christine says:

    Beautiful holiday books! Thanks for the chance!!!

  17. Mary Nicholson says:

    Wonderful Books

  18. Shelly says:

    michelejdaley at gmail dot com

  19. Jaimie K says:

    I’d love to have these Christmas books for my family to read this season.

  20. jernnifer says:

    Look like amazing Books for my children – what a great giveaway

  21. Pamela S says:

    These are both great Christmas book and I love books with beautiful artwork. Thanks so much!!!

  22. k. C. says:

    I would love to win!

  23. Laurie says:

    Bringing out the box of holiday books is one of my favorite parts of Christmas each year.

  24. says:

    What beautiful books! I’d love to read these to my daughter.

  25. Johannah B says:

    These are the types of books you would read every year.
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  26. Betsy says:

    They both look like lovely books, but when I have seen The Christmas Magic in book stores it looks like a classic Christmas book in the making

  27. Melissa says:

    What an awesome give away! Perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.

  28. Cherie J says:

    These sound wonderful to read to my kids. Thanks for the chance to win a set.

  29. Natalie says:

    I would love to win those books for my daughter – they sound so great.

  30. I’d love to win these for my daughter!

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

  31. joann10 says:

    I would love to win these for my niece’s 4 little girls

  32. Katie says:

    Would love to win these!

  33. Wendy M says:

    These books are beautiful. My children would love them.

  34. Patti Bright says:

    Please include me in this great contest. My kids would love these.

  35. Deb K says:

    Please enter me in this great giveaway~My grandchildren would love these books 🙂


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