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Giveaway: Modern Fairies, Dwarves, Goblins, and Other Nasties

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: December 16, 2010

How divine! We have THREE copies of Modern Fairies, Dwarves. Goblins, and Other Nasties, by Lesley M. M. Blume, to share. Giveaway begins December 16, 2010, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends January 9, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 8-12

Hardcover: 256 pages

Book overview: Perhaps you think fairies are figments of the imagination, or even relics of an ancient past. You may even think all fairies are lovely winged creatures, who dance in bluebell fields, granting wishes to anyone who should encounter them. You would be wrong on all counts.

Fairies are very much alive today, and they are everywhere—in our cities, our backyards, and even our kitchen cupboards. Some of them are indeed the sweet-tempered, winged creatures of folklore, but the fairy family also includes goblins, trolls, brownies, and other strange creatures, some of which are revealed to humans in this book for the very first time. While many fairy breeds are harmless, others can be quite nasty or even dangerous.

In this luxuriously illustrated guidebook, preeminent fairy expert Miss Edythe McFate shares her knowledge of the modern fairy world and includes practical advice on matters such as how to tell a good fairy from a bad one, how to spot a “fairy ring,” how to tell the difference between dwarves and trolls (one species is far deadlier than the other), and how to defend against fairies who would do you harm. Also included are eight true cautionary tales about children who have encountered fairies in ultramodern New York City.
You would be wise to read closely, lest you find yourself in your own fairy encounter, for as Miss Edythe McFate reminds us, “Forewarned is forearmed.”

About the Author: Lesley M. M. Blume has written for a number of publications, from Slate to Vogue, and is the contributing Style section editor at the Huffington Post. She is also the author of several critically acclaimed children’s books. She lives in New York City.

Visit: http://www.lesleymmblume.com/

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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 December 16, 2010, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends January 9, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST, when all entries must be received. No purchase necessary. See official rules for details. View our privacy policy.

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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.

Comments
  • I’d love to read this book!

    December 17, 2010
  • Yes please – off to add you and tweet it! – I found this from the commenter above’s tweet!

    December 17, 2010
  • Would love to win this for my daughter.

    December 17, 2010
  • http://twitter.com/#!/tanemax

    Tweeted also!

    December 17, 2010
  • Very interesting book for my cousins to read. Would love to win one. Thanks for doing the giveaway.

    December 17, 2010
  • ohh,I would love to win this book to read with my daughters.i loved watching the trailer for the book & we would love this. 🙂

    December 18, 2010
  • Great book!

    December 18, 2010
  • My daughter will love this book, thanks!

    December 18, 2010
  • This looks fantastic.

    December 23, 2010
  • Sounds interesting.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    December 25, 2010
  • Posted about the giveaway on my blog here:
    http://thesecherishedmoments.blogspot.com/2010/12/if-you-love-book-giveawaysread-on.html
    I really hope i win this book,I think it will be fun to look at and read with my daughters.

    December 26, 2010
  • My daughters and I would love this. Anything to do with fairies. Thanks for the great giveaway 🙂

    mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

    December 27, 2010
  • Can’t wait to read this!

    December 27, 2010
  • This book sounds great….would love a copy!

    January 4, 2011
  • THIS BOOK WILL BCOME PART OF MY GRAND SON’S COLLECTION.

    HE LOVES TO SHOW THEM OFF ON A SHELF ABOVE HIS BED.

    January 4, 2011
  • Our small library would benefit greatly by having this book .
    Thanks,

    January 4, 2011
  • A friend of mine is fairly new to teaching and now teaches fourth grade at a school that is strongly emphasizing reading this year. This book would be a perfect addition to her small collection of books that she loans out to her students.

    January 4, 2011
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    January 4, 2011
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    January 4, 2011
  • Sounds interesting
    Please enter me

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    January 5, 2011
  • Sounds like a great book, I hope I win it for my library.

    January 7, 2011
  • This sounds great…please enter me!

    January 8, 2011
  • Thanks for entering, Zoe Hunter Lee:

    “This looks fantastic.”

    John:

    “Great book!”

    Jane Jergensen:

    “Can’t wait to read this!”

    Updated alternate winner, 19-1-11:

    Christine W:

    “A friend of mine is fairly new to teaching and now teaches fourth grade at a school that is strongly emphasizing reading this year. This book would be a perfect addition to her small collection of books that she loans out to her students.”

    You are the winners of this great book giveaway. Look out for your winning notification e-mail.

    January 12, 2011

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