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Giveaway: The Secret Lives of Princesses

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: June 1, 2010

The Secret Lives of PrincessesOoh, la, la! Thanks to Sterling Children’s Books, we have one copy of the delectable The Secret Lives of Princesses by Philippe Lechermeier and Rebecca Dautremer to giveaway. The first 10 people to enter the giveaway will receive a set of puzzle cards which can be played with at The Secret Lives of Princesses website.

The illustrations in this book are so rich and mind-absorbing! This is a book for sophisticated princess-lovers—and those that enjoy individualism.

Book overview: Go beyond Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella! Some princesses are well-known to all children—but others, equally magical (and sometimes, a lot funnier) have remained anonymous, mysterious, and far from the fairy-tale crowd.

Now these captivating ladies are finally stepping out of the shadows where they’ve remained hidden for far too long. With wit, sublime humor, and beautiful art, The Secret Lives of Princesses introduces a bevy of royal daughters to the court of young readers.  While it alludes to some of their more famous sisters, this large and lusciously illustrated compendium presents such unique and unforgettable characters as the petite Princess Claire Voyant, who can see very far into tomorrow (but muddles her predictions); Princess Oblivia, who forgets everything and misses all her appointments; Princess Tangra-La, who does the tango, the fandango, and any dance that comes her way; and Princess Babbling Brooke, who chatters on and on about everything and nothing. Plus, you’ll learn about such princessy matters as the language of fans; coats of arms; and how not to offend dangerous fairies who cast evil spells.

Poetic, often humorous, and always enchanting, this is the perfect collection for princess-loving girls who long for more than just the traditional fairy tale.

How to enter (maximum entries, 3):

  • Leave a comment 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 us on Twitter.
  • Don’t forget: A valid e-mail address is a must.
  • Shipping Guidelines: This book giveaway is open to participants with a United States or Canadian 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 June 1, 2010 – June 28, 2010, with the winners being drawn June 29, 2010.  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 Sterling Children’s Books, delivery of the giveaway item lies solely on the sponsor. Names, e-mail address and physical addresses of all winners will be shared with the sponsor for the purpose of fulfillment of the giveaway.

For more information, visit the The Secret Lives of Princesses website.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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  • Would love to be entered into this giveaway!

    June 1, 2010
  • My little neighbor would love this book.

    June 1, 2010
  • Looks like an interesting book! I’d love to give this to my son’s teacher for her classroom selection of books.

    June 1, 2010
  • I would love to share this with my daughter!

    June 1, 2010
  • O’d love this for my classroom!

    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

    June 1, 2010
  • LOVE princess books!

    June 1, 2010
  • Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/sumrthyme/status/15199272205

    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

    June 1, 2010
  • Thanks for another lovely giveaway!

    June 1, 2010
  • I would love to win this for my youngest daughter (and myself) 🙂

    June 1, 2010
  • I would love this for my daughter!

    June 1, 2010
  • I would love this for my daughter, she would enjoy it 🙂

    June 1, 2010
  • What a gorgeous cover! The story sounds great too!

    June 1, 2010
  • I’ve read about this book and it sounds delightful plus has beautiful illustrations which I love in children’s book. Thanks.

    June 1, 2010
  • Count me in!

    June 1, 2010
  • Show me an interesting princess and I’ll pass it along to an interesting girl!

    June 1, 2010
  • This sounds like a wonderful book! I love the cover art too!

    June 1, 2010
  • I would love to be entered in this giveaway. I know that my niece and I would really enjoy reading it together.

    June 1, 2010
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    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

    June 1, 2010
  • This would be perfect to me to read & review for my site! I LOVE it! Could you please count me in & thank you for hosting such a wonderful contest!

    x0xx Park-Avenue Princess

    Amy

    IAmHiMaintenance(at)aol(dot)com

    June 2, 2010
  • I also follow you on Twitter!

    My twitter name is @APrkAvePrincess

    Thanks again!

    x0xx Park-Avenue Princess

    Amy

    IAmHiMaintenance(at)aol(dot)com

    June 2, 2010
  • Here is my way of spreading the word today! Here is today’s tweet & the link that goes with it so you can check it!

    https://twitter.com/APrkAvePrincess/status/15235641575

    Thank you SO much! I’m SO excited about this adorable book!

    x0xx Park-Avenue Princess

    Amy

    IAmHiMaintenance(at)aol(dot)com

    June 2, 2010
  • I have a princess-loving daughter and would love to share this with her…

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

    We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2010/06/secret-lives-of-princesses_02.html

    June 2, 2010
  • I would love to be entered. Thank you! 🙂

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

    June 2, 2010
  • I would love to have this cute book among our school library collection. It seems like it will be a great read aloud. Please enter me in the giveaway.

    Thank you

    June 2, 2010
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    June 2, 2010
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    June 2, 2010
  • Please include me.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    June 2, 2010
  • My niece is so obsessed with books, she just can’t get enough of them and I love it! Would love to win this for her!

    June 5, 2010
  • Ah! This looks like such a cute book, please enter me. 🙂

    June 5, 2010
  • Count me in! I just put this book on my wishlist and would love to win it. Thanks!

    June 6, 2010
  • Please enter me. My nieces would love this.

    June 8, 2010
  • I would like to be entered!!!!

    June 9, 2010
  • Thanks for the opportunity! Princess books are in big demand by some of my fifth grade girls!

    June 9, 2010
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    madamerkf at aol dot com

    June 9, 2010
  • Thanks for another giveaway. Please enter me!

    June 10, 2010
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    wmmahaney(at)att(dot)net

    June 10, 2010
  • I have 5 granddaughters – ALL princess material. The tips would be helpful, I’m sure. Please count me in. Great idea and this website has ‘come of age’. Congratulations.

    June 11, 2010
  • Great to win for summer reading program!!

    June 16, 2010
  • I’d like to enter the contest. My daughter would really enjoy this.

    June 18, 2010
  • I just purchased the book. My prediction…it’s going to be a Caldecott selection or honor book. As a teacher, I’m always looking for new books to share with others. This went to the top of my list because of the artwork, text features, color, and of course, content. I’d love another copy for my daughter.

    June 19, 2010
  • I blogged about this great giveaway on my blog here-
    http://thesecherishedmoments.blogspot.com/2010/06/another-book-giveaway.html

    June 21, 2010
  • i flipped through this book! absolutely loved it!
    i was intrigued by the colors of the illustration, gorgeous! oh, i would be delighted if i get a chance win this book. it’s my love (atm) 🙂

    June 22, 2010
  • What kind of princess are you?
    The quiz at the end just adds an extra delight!

    June 22, 2010
  • Written I am sure for the princess in us all!

    June 25, 2010
  • WOW! there can never be enough princess books around!

    June 26, 2010
  • This would make a great gift for my granddaughter!

    June 26, 2010
  • Please include me in your giveaway—thanks!

    June 26, 2010
  • Here’s a daily tweet!

    Thank you SO much for hosting! What a gorgeous book! I would LOVE it signed!

    https://twitter.com/APrkAvePrincess/status/17233606500

    Have a great day~

    x0xx Amy

    http://www.ParkAvePrincess.com

    IAmHiMaintenance@aol.com

    June 28, 2010
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    June 28, 2010
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    June 28, 2010
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