The Children’s Book Review | March 18, 2014
Enter to win autographed copies of the first two books in the brand new series, Grimmtastic Girls, written by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams.
Two (2) winners receive:
- A set of two books autographed by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams: Cinderella Stays Late (Book 1) & Red Riding Hood Gets Lost (Book 2).
Giveaway begins March 18, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends April 17, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
Age Range: Ages 8-12
Paperback: 183 pages
About the Books
The authors of the hit Goddess Girls series put a fun and girly twist on another super-popular theme: fairy tales!
Once upon a time, in faraway Grimmlandia, a Grimmtastic girl named Cinderella is starting her first week at Grimm Academy on the wrong foot. Cinda’s totally evil stepsisters are out to make her life miserable. The Steps tease Cinda, give her terrible advice about life at the academy, and even make her look bad in front of her new friends, Red, Snow, and Rapunzel! But when Cinda overhears the Steps plotting a villainous deed that could ruin Prince Awesome’s ball, Cinda, her new friends, and a pair of magical glass slippers have to stop them–before the last stroke of midnight!
Book 2: Red Riding Hood Gets Lost
Red Riding Hood is thrilled to try out for the school play. Acting is her dream, and she’s great at it—too bad she has stage fright! After a grimmiserable audition, Red decides to focus on helping her friends Cinda, Snow, and Rapunzel save Grimm Academy from the E.V.I.L. Society. But when Red gets lost in Neverwood forest and runs into Wolfgang, who might be part of E.V.I.L., she needs her magic basket and a grimmazingly dramatic performance to figure out what’s going on!
About the Authors
Joan Holub is the author of more than 130 books for young readers, including Little Red Writing and Zero the Hero. She lives in North Carolina. Visit her at . Suzanne Williams, a former librarian, is the author of over 40 books including Library Lil and the Princess Power and the Fairy Blossoms series. Together they write the Goddess Girls series and the Heroes in Training series for Simon and Schuster and Grimmtastic Girls series for Scholastic.
- This book giveaway is open to participants in the US only.
- Name, e-mail address and physical address of the winner will be shared with the sponsor for the purpose of giveaway fulfillment only.
Prizing & samples courtesy of Suzanne Williams.
Thank you for entering this book giveaway. If you can’t wait to find out if you’re the winner, you can add these books to your collection now: Book 1: Cinderella Stays Late & Book 2: Red Riding Hood Gets Lost, by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams. And be sure to check out our sweepstakes page to see what other giveaways are up for grabs!
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Congratulations to Cate S. & Elaine F.! You are both the winners of this fab series giveaway. Your books will be in the way very soon.
Imagine a place called Grimmlandia where all the characters from fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and other famous stories have been gathered by the Brothers Grimm for their safety. In this land there is Grimm Academy, and Cinderella (Cinda to her friends), is arriving for her first day at the school. Of course, the stepsisters have taken off with the family coach and left her to walk to school. She finally arrives at lunchtime, having missed her first three classes of the day. Cinda had hoped that the “Steps” would be busy with their friends and ignore her, but they are up to their old tricks – trying to get her into trouble and expelled from school. There are good things about the academy. My favorite is the library where Mother Goose and her helpers keep track of all the magical books and items. Cinda and her new friends (Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and Rapunzel), check out shoes and gowns from the library to wear to the ball thrown in honor of Prince Awesome’s arrival at the academy. There’s also masketball – which is like our basketball, but the players wear masks to conceal their identities and the hoops move around to avoid the ball. Just imagine a school where Rumpelstiltskin is principal and Humpty Dumpty is one of the teachers. Sounds “grimmazing”!
This is a great series for readers who enjoy E.D. Baker’s Frog Princess books, the Goddess Girls series (by these same authors), or Buckley’s Sisters Grimm. I won an autographed copy in a giveaway.
This series is so much fun! For the second book, Red Riding Hood is trying out for a part in the school play. She feels that she is a great actress and has all the lines memorized, but then faints during her audition. One of the boys at school, Wolfgang, helps her up from the floor and even offers to practice lines with her over the weekend. Red isn’t sure that she trusts him. She has seen him sitting with Cinda’s “Steps” and there are also rumors that he runs around inside the Nevermore Forest and may even be a shape-changer. There’s definitely something different about that boy. While Red worries over whether to try again at the next audition, she and her friends are also busy with other plans. They are trying think of a way to save the school since the principal’s alchemy experiments aren’t producing any gold. Bake sales, pet shows, crafts, makeovers, they come up with a lot of good ideas, but which one should they suggest?
The world of Grimmlandia continues to gain depth as we read each new story. More and more characters from famous literature keep working their way in, such as Red’s roommate Gretel – who leaves crumbs everywhere she goes and has nightmares of the cafeteria lady locking her in an oven. We also find out more about the E.V.I.L. society that seems to be growing even among the faculty at Grimm Academy. Along with the fairy tale elements there are also regular school worries such as the play auditions and fundraisers that make the characters seem much more real. Fans of fairy tales, princesses, and magical settings are in for a treat with the Grimmtastic Girls.
I won an autographed copy in a giveaway.