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The Great American Read: A Book Giveaway with Dover Books

Prizes and samples provided by Dover Publications, Inc.
The Children’s Book Review | May 23, 2017

Dover Partners with PBS for the Great American Read

Hosted by Meredith Vieira, PBS’s 8-episode documentary, The Great American Read, celebrates America’s 100 most-loved novels — and Dover Books publishes a wide variety of these essential works as Thrift Editions, Evergreen Classics, deluxe hardcover Calla Editions™, and other affordable formats for readers of all ages.

Enter for a chance to win a set of 7 titles from The Great American Read list, as well as the Five Great English Novels Boxed Set!

Great-American-Read-Book-prizeTwo (2) grand prize winners receive:

  • A set of 7 titles from The Great American Read list:
    • Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
    • Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery
    • Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
    • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
    • The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
    • The Story of Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
    • Adventures of Don Quixote, by Argentina Palacio
  • A Five Great English Novels Boxed Set:
    • Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
    • Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
    • Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë
    • Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
    • The Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad

Value: $51+

Three (3) runner-up winners receive:

  • A set of 7 titles from The Great American Read list (as above)

Value: $33+

Giveaway begins May 23, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 22, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

About the Books


Alice in WonderlandAlice in Wonderland

Written by Lewis Carroll

Publisher’s Synopsis: One adventure follows another in this delightful tale as Alice changes size unexpectedly, attends a tea party given by the March Hare, visits a garden of talking flowers, and acts as witness at the trial of a thief who has stolen some tarts. Along the way, she meets such unforgettable characters as the Mad Hatter, the grinning Cheshire Cat, the tearful Mock Turtle, the hookah-smoking Caterpillar, the autocratic Red Queen, and other fanciful folk.

Alice in Wonderland is one of the world’s most-beloved works of fiction, charming children and adults alike with Alice’s adventures and Carroll’s audacious puns and wordplay — but at the same time it is a clever satire, lampooning Victorian education, literature, and politics. Now this enchanting fantasy, enhanced with all 42 original illustrations by John Tenniel, is ready to charm readers of all ages in this unabridged Evergreen Classics edition.

Anne of Green GablesAnne of Green Gables

Written by L. M. Montgomery

Publisher’s Synopsis: Life is forever changed at Green Gables, a tranquil farm on Canada’s Prince Edward Island, with the arrival of a redheaded chatterbox named Anne. The spirited, precocious 11-year-old orphan finds “scope for imagination” everywhere she looks, transforming the lives of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, her elderly guardians, with her merry doings and misadventures. Anne — spelled with an “e,” as she gravely informs new acquaintances — builds a world of enchantment around Green Gables and its surrounding woodlands, lakes, and valleys. Thanks to the freckle-faced girl’s imaginative musings, the rustic region’s natural wonders blossom into a fairyland of endless romance. Anne’s inspired prattle, goodwill, and joie de vivre win her a warm circle of friends, just as they have won the hearts of readers around the world.

Since its first appearance in 1908, the novel has led generations of children to laugh and cry — but mostly laugh — along with this beloved story’s vivacious heroine. Now this inexpensive edition, complete and unabridged, introduces new readers to the ageless charm of a fanciful world made real by love and friendship. The inspiration for 2016 PBS movie and the 2017 CBC/Netflix Anne mini-series.

Reprint of a standard edition.

Little WomenLittle Women

Written by Louisa May Alcott

Publisher’s Synopsis: This American classic is as fresh and meaningful today as it was when it was first written in the 19th century. Largely based on the author’s own childhood, Little Women is a timeless tale of the four young March sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy — who grow to maturity in their mother’s tender but strong care. As different in their personalities as they are alike in their devotion to each other, the girls vow to support their beloved mother, Marmee, by behaving their best while Father is away, serving as an army chaplain in the Civil War.
Literary-minded tomboy Jo develops a fast friendship with the boy next door, and pretty Meg, the eldest, finds romance; frail and affectionate Beth fills the house with music, and little Amy, the youngest, seeks beauty with all the longing of an artist’s soul. Although poor in material wealth, the family possesses an abundance of love, friendship, and imaginative gifts that captivate readers time and again.
This inexpensive, complete and unabridged edition of this beloved novel is sure to delight a generation of new readers, as well as those reacquainting themselves with its warmth and charm.

Reprint of a standard edition. This classic was the inspiration for the May 2018 PBS three-part adaptation.

the Adventures of Tom SawyerThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Written by Mark Twain

Publisher’s Synopsis: Like most boys, Tom Sawyer would rather play hooky than go to school. But Tom’s lively imagination and thirst for adventure lead him into the most extraordinary situations, from a search for buried treasure to the accidental witness of a murder in a graveyard. All of his exploits — tricking his pals into whitewashing a fence, sharing his medicine with the family cat, disrupting a church service with a pinching insect — are flavored with the humor for which his creator, Mark Twain, is justly famed.
In writing this great American classic, Twain drew upon his own memories of life in a small Missouri town before the Civil War. Since the book’s 1876 publication, generations of readers of all ages have laughed at Tom’s hijinks and taken him into their hearts, along with Huckleberry Finn, Becky Thatcher, Aunt Polly, and other memorable characters. This new Dover Evergreen Classics edition offers a fresh introduction to the lovable scamp and the enduring joys of his escapades.

Reprint of a standard edition.

The Call of the WildThe Call of the Wild

Written by Jack London

Publisher’s Synopsis: This triumphant tale of survival, the greatest of Jack London’s works, relates the adventures of Buck, half-St. Bernard and half-Scottish sheepdog, who is forced into the brutal life of a sled-dog during the heady days of the Alaska gold rush.
Set in the harsh and unforgiving environment of the Far North, the story follows Buck as he grows daily in strength, savagery, and cunning, adapting to his hostile circumstances by responding to the stirring of his primitive ancestral traits. This unabridged edition offers young readers a fine introduction to the excitement of the classic adventure novel.

Reprint of the Macmillan Company, New York, 1903 edition.

The Story of FrankensteinThe Story of Frankenstein

Written by Mary Shelley

Publisher’s Synopsis: With his debut nearly two centuries ago, Dr. Frankenstein’s monster captured the popular imagination and never let go, haunting even those who have never read this classic of horror fiction. This specially adapted children’s edition retains all of the excitement of the original version yet makes the enduring Gothic fable accessible to youngsters.

The brilliant scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein indulges his curiosity about the hidden laws of nature when he happens upon the secret to the animation of lifeless matter. Piecing together the detritus of butcher shops and dissecting rooms, the doctor fashions an eight-foot-tall creature whose loathsome appearance fills even his creator with repulsion. Abandoned by his maker, rejected with fear and disgust by everyone he encounters, the enraged and embittered monster goes on a murderous rampage, determined to destroy Frankenstein by striking at those closest to him.

Since its 1817 publication, this incredible and imaginative fantasy has held generations of readers spellbound. This new, specially abridged edition, enhanced with illustrations by Thea Kliros, will satisfy young readers’ appetites for gripping suspense and ghoulish thrills.

Original abridgment of a standard edition.

Adventures of Don QuixoteAdventures of Don Quixote

Written by Argentina Palacio

Publisher’s Synopsis: “Once, there was a man who went crazy from too much reading. He only read books about knighthood; that was the problem.” So begins this charming retelling of Don Quixote de la Mancha, one of the most entertaining books ever written. Young people will delight in the hilarious adventures of the idealistic would-be knight and his “squire,” Sancho Panza, as they set out to right the wrongs of the world. Ms. Palacios, a talented storyteller, captures all the flavor and irony of the original as the two heroes ride forth to conquer evil. Along the way the well-meaning but addled knight-errand mistakes a miserable inn and its keeper for a castle and its lord; imagines an ordinary peasant girl to be the noble lady Dulcinea, perceives windmills as giants to be overcome, and gets enmeshed in other cases of mistaken identity. These, and many more incidents and adventures are retold here in a beguiling, easy-to-read version, enhanced by six new black-and-white illustrations by Thea Kliros. This edition is sure to delight today’s youngsters, just as the original has enchanted countless readers since its publication nearly 400 years ago.

Reprint of The Knight and the Squire, Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1979.

5 Great English Novels Boxed SetFive Great English Novels Boxed Set

Publisher’s Synopsis: Five volumes of landmark fiction by noted English authors include Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Joseph Conrad’s The Heart of Darkness, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations, and Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. Housed in an attractive slipcase, each of these classic tales is presented complete and unabridged.

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Giveaway Rules

  • Enter between 12:00 AM Mounatin Time on May 23, 2018 and 11:59 PM on June 22, 2018.
  • Open to residents of Canada and the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older.
  • Winners will be selected at random on or about June 26, 2018.
  • Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
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You can enter to win the giveaway on any of the following sites:

Wednesday May 23 2018
The Children’s Book Review

Thursday May 24 2018
Word Spelunking

Friday May 25 2018
Confessions of a Book Addict

Tuesday May 29, 2018
The O.W.L.

Wednesday May 30 2018
Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom

Thursday May 31 2018

Friday June 1
A Few Words

Saturday June 2 2018

Tuesday June 5 2018
The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow

Wednesday June 6 2018
icefairy’s Treasure Chest

Thursday June 7 2018
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Friday June 8 2018
To Read, or Not To Read

Monday June 11 2018
Shooting Stars Mag

Wednesday June 13 2018
The Fairview Review

Tuesday June 19 2018
Mommy Ramblings

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  • Little Women was a true American classic! My Granddaughter is almost 9 and we love to read!

    June 12, 2018
  • I would be the most excited to win the five English novels boxed set.

    June 13, 2018
  • I am most excited to win Alice in Wonderland. I think it is a great book.

    June 13, 2018
  • I love them all! The Call Of The Wild and Tom Sawyer are stories that young people can relate to.

    June 13, 2018
  • To Kill A Mockingbird and Tom Sawyer for sure.

    June 13, 2018
  • Anne Of Green Gables bigtime favorite

    June 13, 2018
  • I’m a redhead and have yet to own Anne of Green Gables! Definitely need this on my shelf

    June 14, 2018
  • To Kill A Mocking Bird.

    June 14, 2018
  • I think Little Women is an American Classic. I’ve seen the movie but have never read the book. I would love to read Little Women the most.

    June 14, 2018
  • I would be excited to win Word Spelunking. I enjoyed the Anne of Green Gables collection of books.

    June 15, 2018
  • Definitely Little Women.

    June 16, 2018

    June 17, 2018
  • I would say Anne of green gables. I have read the whole series multiple times, I love it dearly.

    June 17, 2018
  • Little Women

    June 17, 2018
  • Alice in Wonderland and Little Women have always been favorites of our family.

    June 17, 2018
  • Anne of Green Gables is my favourite!

    June 19, 2018
  • The Call Of The Wild calls to me, probably because we had two Huskies when we lived in Alaska- Mischief and Mayhem, – we had to find a new home for them when we moved to Florida because we didn’t think it would be fair to move them to such a hot climate when they had been born and raised in a very different environment. They loved to play in the snow and run and we found them a new mom who was a pro and going to train them as sled dogs. Anne of Green Gables and Little Women were faves of my girls growing up, and my grandchildren are getting to the age where they would love any of them, in fact my middle daughter said their next nighttime family read is going to be Alice in Wonderland. So many great choices, thank you for the chance to win.

    June 19, 2018
  • Tom Sawyer is one of my favorites

    June 20, 2018
  • Wow….good luck everyone!

    June 21, 2018
  • I’d like to win The Adventures of Tom Sawyer for my grandson.

    June 22, 2018
  • Call of the Wild is a great classic read that I really enjoyed!

    June 22, 2018
  • I’m excited about The Story of Frankenstein

    June 22, 2018
  • I’m most excited to win The Call Of The Wild!

    June 22, 2018

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