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Giveaway: The Lost Lagoon by Reg Down

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 14, 2010

Reg Down is generously giving away 5 signed copies of his book, The Lost Lagoon. Giveaway begins October 14, 2010, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends November 11, 2010, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 6-10

Paperback: 130 pages

Book overview: It is spring and Running River is in full flood. Tiptoes Lightly and Jeremy Mouse visit Greenleaf the Sailor and they venture forth in Greenleaf’s newly made boat. Soon they are joined by Pine Cone and Pepper Pot the Gnomes and together they search for the Lost Lagoon the frogs have been so beautifully singing about. Meanwhile, back home, Farmer John reads ‘The Adam Tales’ to Tom Nutcracker and June Berry. Later, Tom rides off in the night until he too comes to the Lost Lagoon. What happens on this night, with its majestic, rising moon, is filled with a wonder and magic that won’t soon be forgotten.

About the author: Reg Down grew up in Canada, Namibia, South Africa and Ireland. He trained as a eurythmist, an art of movement and gesture, in England and Germany. The father of three, he has taught eurythmy in Waldorf schools in Australia, Canada and the United States. Many of his children’s books arose out of his work with kindergarten and the younger grades. He is on the faculty of Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks, CA, and is the author of Leaving Room for the Angels, AWSNA Publications, a book on eurythmy and artistic pedagogy, and Color and Gesture—the Inner Life of Color, Lightly Press.

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  • Maximum entries: Three (3)

Giveaway Rules:

  • Shipping Guidelines: This book giveaway is open to participants with a United States address.
  • Giveaway begins October 14, 2010, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends November 11, 2010, at 11:59 P.M. PST, when all entries must be received. No purchase necessary. See official rules for details.

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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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  • I would love to win this for my kids 🙂

    October 15, 2010
  • OMG..the author works in the same town as my grandkids.. gotta get this book. Grandkids 3-6 years old..perfect for them. Two are beginning readers.

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

    October 15, 2010
  • tweeted ya’

    http://twitter.com/jcamp2020/status/27470001519

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

    October 15, 2010
  • Please enter me.

    October 19, 2010
  • It sounds like a great book! My six year old would love it!

    October 19, 2010
  • Would like to win for my son

    October 19, 2010
  • I want to win!

    October 19, 2010
  • Looks like a winner!

    October 24, 2010
  • This would be good for my great niece.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    October 24, 2010
  • OMG, we got the first three ones alredy, would love to have this new one.

    October 25, 2010
  • My kids have loved Tiptoes for years! *Crossing fingers*

    October 25, 2010
  • also tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/CCCopyEditor

    October 25, 2010
  • This looks like a really adorable book. I’d love to read it to my grandchildren.

    October 25, 2010
  • I’m interested! Just read “The Life of a Leaf” to my 3 yr old preschool classes. Pictures would have been fabulous! Thanks!

    October 27, 2010
  • Sounds like a lovely book… for some reason reminds me of The Wind in the Willows. I think my kids would love it! Keeping fingers crossed!

    October 27, 2010
  • My 8yr old son would love this book!

    October 27, 2010
  • I tweeted! http://twitter.com/amweeks/status/28933353323

    October 27, 2010
  • My youngest daughter has learning disabilities so this age range book would be great for her to read.She has trouble reading books for her age group & it looks like a book she would actually pick up to read on her own.I also love the cover of the book.There’s nothing better than books,so having a chance to win one is absolutely amazing! I hope we win!

    October 27, 2010
    • Can I ask how old your daughter is Renee? All the best – Reg Down

      October 27, 2010
      • Hi! She’s almost 12….we homeschool now but last year she was in school & she would get very frustrated b/c she was always made to read kindergarten books b/c it’s hard for her to understand bigger books…she can read most words but has trouble in comprehension(and other areas) but it always made her hate books b/c she could never get older kids books at school.
        Renee 🙂

        October 28, 2010
        • Thanks for replying Renee. Yes, your daughter is caught in a catch 22. I sympathize. Perhaps my book(s) would be good in terms of word usage. The content … ? … this depends on your daughter. You could try a child friendly version of the Greek myths, kids of that age tend to lap them up. Read some to her and see if it sparks an interest. That’s my sixpence worth, anyways. All the best … and good luck with the draw! Reg

          October 29, 2010
          • Thanks for the reply….well,if we do win it,I’ll try reading it with her to help her & I know my 14 year old would still like to read it…she’s a bookworm & will read all types of books. 🙂
            Renee

            October 30, 2010
  • All of my children adore Tiptoes! We’d love to add this one to our beloved collection!

    October 28, 2010
  • Please include me! thankS!

    October 28, 2010
  • Sounds like a great adventure
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

    October 29, 2010
  • tweet
    http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/29111505331
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

    October 29, 2010
  • This sounds like a great book to read. I would love reading it with my grandson.

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

    October 29, 2010
  • I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/ossmcalc/status/29158973862

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

    October 29, 2010
  • I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/ossmcalc/status/29160683662

    Thank you,

    Christine
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

    October 29, 2010
  • I just posted about the giveaway on my blog:
    http://thesecherishedmoments.blogspot.com/2010/10/book-giveaway.html
    I would love to win this book.

    October 30, 2010
  • I’d love to win this for my grandson!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

    October 31, 2010
  • What a great book, I would love an opportunity to share it with my children. Thanks

    November 1, 2010
  • Crossing my fingers that I win! We recently purchased “The Festival of Stones” and my 5-year-old son loves it. He even drew a sweet picture of Tiptoes for Michaelmas. Thank you Reg Down for writing such lovely stories. 🙂

    November 1, 2010
    • Hi Nicole – any chance you’d photograph or scan your son’s drawing and send them to me? I’m collecting for my albums on facebook and my website. T’would be wonderful! 🙂 Reg

      November 4, 2010
  • Hi! I blogged about the book again here at my blog:
    http://thesecherishedmoments.blogspot.com/2010/11/lost-lagoon-book-giveaway.html

    November 2, 2010
  • Sounds like a great story.

    November 3, 2010
  • My daghter and I love Tiptoes and her friends. New want to win a new book before she grows too old. She is eight already!

    November 4, 2010
  • My daghter and I love Tiptoes and her friends. We want to win a new book before she grows too old. She is eight alread

    November 4, 2010
  • Dear Mr. Down,
    You write wonderful children’s books. I am grateful as I have children!
    Also, you are just that cool.
    Thanks for being a great author and teacher!

    November 4, 2010
    • Thanks Ms King! Lunch too! 🙂

      November 4, 2010
  • Yay…we love us some tiptoes…

    November 4, 2010
  • This sounds like a book my daughter would love!

    November 8, 2010
  • Would love to win this for my kids!

    November 8, 2010
  • This would be perfect for my niece!

    November 10, 2010
  • Sounds like a great book! Count me in!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

    November 12, 2010
  • Hooray for our five lucky winners!

    Ivithja: OMG, we got the first three ones alredy, would love to have this new one.

    Amane Motomura: My daghter and I love Tiptoes and her friends. New want to win a new book before she grows too old. She is eight already!

    Karen: I would love to win this for my kids 🙂

    John: Would like to win for my son Unclaimed, see alternate winner below.

    Tabathia B: tweet http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/29111505331

    Your signed copy of the book will be on its way soon. Watch out for your notifying e-mail.

    Thank you to everyone else who entered!

    November 14, 2010
    • Thank you – I know my kids will love this….looking forward to receiving this book!

      November 17, 2010
      • You’re welcome!

        November 17, 2010
        • Alternate winner …

          Natalia: I want to win!Unclaimed, see alternate winner below.

          Congratulations.

          November 18, 2010
          • Alternate winner #2 …

            Jeane said: tweeted ya’

            November 22, 2010
  • Oh, how nice. You have introduced me to a new author (who lives in my grandchildrens home town). It will be fun for me to now introduce them to Tiptoes Lightly and her friends. Love it that there are also other titles that Mr. Down has written that has these same characters.

    Thank you all and may you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    November 23, 2010

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