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Win a Set of The Modern Masters Series From Dover Publications

Prizes and samples provided by Dover Publications, Inc.
The Children’s Book Review | November 1, 2016

Dover Publications is proud to bring back classic storybooks written by prominent authors not usually associated with children’s literature.

 

Enter to win a prize pack of books written by the likes of acclaimed American playwright Arthur Miller to Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Richard Wilbur.

grand-prize-6-books-modern-masters-1-winnerOne (1) winner receives:

  • A 6 book prize pack
    • Puppy Pie
    • One and One and One
    • Jane’s Blanket
    • The Wish Tree
    • Nine Magic Wishes
    • Loudmouse

Value: $60

modern-masters-4-books-2-winnersTwo (2) winners receive:

  • A 4 book prize pack
    • Jane’s Blanket
    • The Wish Tree
    • Nine Magic Wishes
    • Loudmouse

Value: $40

Age Range: 6-12

Giveaway begins November 1, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends November 30, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

About The Modern Masters Series Books

Puppy Pie

Five-year-old Jenny loves apple pie almost as much as she loves her puppy, Sam. When Jenny celebrates her birthday, the special pie she makes for Sam surprises the whole party, including Jenny herself. This heartwarming tale of a girl and her dog will appeal to anyone who loves birthday parties, puppies, and pie—and that means everyone!

About the Author

Author Jay Williams, an award-winning novelist and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, is the creator of the Danny Dunn young adult adventures. His books for children have been praised by the Boys’ Club of America and the Pacific Northwest Library Association. Puppy Pie is the first book by illustrator Wayne Blickenstaff, a prominent advertising artist. His daughter, wife, and family dog modeled for the charming, realistic illustrations that appear on every page.

One and One and One

A cat without a home meets a dog without a bone at the start of this endearing tale, recounted in catchy rhymes by Louis Untermeyer, one of America’s most beloved twentieth-century poets. The illustrated story follows the animal friends into a deep, dark forest, where they encounter an owl, a bear, and other creatures that work together to build a happy home. Out of print for decades, One and One and One returns to delight readers and listeners with this charming new Dover edition.

About the Author

Louis Untermeyer (1885–1977) wrote and edited more than 100 books for readers of all ages. A popular lecturer on literature, he assembled anthologies that introduced countless students to American and British poets. Illustrator Robert Jones drew animation for Disney Studios while he was still in high school. His work appeared in a variety of American publications of the mid-20th century, most notably in the Saturday Evening Post.

Jane’s Blanket

Soft and warm, Jane’s blanket had always been there to comfort her, and she couldn’t imagine drifting off to sleep without it. But with the passage of time, Jane grew bigger and bigger and her beloved pink blanket got smaller and smaller. This tender tale of how Jane learned to do without her blanket is a story that children and adults will be happy to share.

About the Author

American playwright Arthur Miller (1915-2005) ranks among the 20th century’s great dramatists. His many acclaimed plays include All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, and A View from the Bridge as well as the screenplay for The Misfits. Known as The Dean of Illustrators, Al Parker (1906-85) produced 50 covers in a 13-year period for Ladies’ Home Journal. He also contributed to Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Sports Illustrated, and many other publications.

The Wish Tree

A little boy who’s about to turn six years old is thinking about cake and toys and the best birthday gift of all, a puppy. Daddy tells him to look for a Wish-Tree, on the bark of which is engraved TAKECAREOFYOURWISH. The boy falls asleep as he ponders his father’s advice, and he dreams of a Wish-Tree, with a trunk as big as a house and so tall that the sky had to bump up to get over the top of it. A remarkable adventure follows, involving the limitless nature of wishing and responsibility.

About the Author

Poet, lecturer, critic, and teacher, John Ciardi was the poetry editor of the Saturday Review and translator of an acclaimed edition of Dante’s Inferno. This fanciful tale is filled with inventive, dreamlike drawings by Louis S. Glanzman, illustrator of the Pippi Longstocking books.

Nine Magic Wishes

It begins on a most unusual day, when a blue sun rises in a green sky and dozens of balloons fly from every tree. And when a magician in a long black coat and a starry hat turns up, the sights become even stranger. The magician grants a lucky child nine wishes, each more marvelous than the last ― an orange pony with a purple tail, a garden with candy flowers, a pocket-sized zoo, and other whimsical wonders.

About the Author

Author of novels, memoirs, and tales for children, Shirley Jackson (1916–65) was a master of the short story ― as her classic of the genre, “The Lottery,” attests. A recipient of the Edgar Allan Poe and O. Henry awards for short stories, she is the namesake of the Shirley Jackson Awards, presented in recognition for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense. Lorraine Fox (1922–76), a prominent American illustrator of magazines and books, as well as a painter, was honored with a Gold Medal Award from the Society of Illustrators.

LoudMouse

Loudmouse might be small, but he sure makes a lot of noise! His mama wishes he were a bit quieter, but Loudmouse’s booming voice sure comes in handy when there’s a cat on the prowl, a mousetrap waiting to be sprung, and a burglar on the loose. Young readers and listeners will delight in this charming tale of the little mouse with the big voice and a taste for cheese.

About the Author

Poet, professor, and father of three, Richard Wilbur wrote volumes of verse that won such coveted awards as the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Edna St. Vincent Millay Memorial Award. His story is illustrated by artist Don Almquist, whose distinctive drawings appeared in leading magazines of the 1960s.

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Comments
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    November 1, 2016
  • Reading the classics with my children allows me to share with them books that I loved as a child

    November 1, 2016
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    November 1, 2016
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    November 1, 2016
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    November 2, 2016
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    November 2, 2016
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    November 2, 2016
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    November 2, 2016
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    November 2, 2016
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    November 2, 2016
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    November 3, 2016
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    November 3, 2016
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    November 4, 2016
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    November 4, 2016
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    Marion

    November 5, 2016
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    November 6, 2016
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    November 7, 2016
  • I think it’s important to read to children, no matter how young, because not only do you have that time to bond with your child, you give them time to use their imagination and get lost in another world. Kids, like adults, also have stress. It gives them an escape. To maybe be someone else for awhile. To put themselves in the characters shoes. Maybe the character is brave and fearless but in real life the child is shy and timid. Kids need that connection with books. To love reading or being read to and be able to comprehend and get lost in a story. It sets up life skills you can aquire anywhere else. They’ll have a creative side but also be able to concentrate and comprehend their work someday because they had the discipline to read and have quiet time as a young child. There’s so many benefits of reading to children that I’ve witnessed first hand and my daughter is only 10 months old. I’ve read to her almost every night since she’s beend born. I cherish that time we have together and will look back someday and be grateful I had those moments with her.

    November 7, 2016
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    November 7, 2016
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    November 7, 2016
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    November 7, 2016
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    November 7, 2016
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    November 7, 2016
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    good luck everyone 😁

    November 7, 2016
  • Classic reading gets the children interested in reading. The books are timeless.

    November 7, 2016
  • Classic stories always seem to teach children a life lesson, they have morals in them that should be instilled in all children. It is also nice because there are a lot of them that I rememberas a child and that gives us something in common, something that we can talk about and build a bond over.

    November 7, 2016
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    Carol L

    November 7, 2016
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    November 7, 2016
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    November 7, 2016
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    November 7, 2016
  • I loved The Secret Garden in grade 5 it always stayed with me.

    November 7, 2016
  • I believe that it take all kinds of books to help kids grow intellectually, especially classical books.

    November 7, 2016
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    November 7, 2016
  • Read a book ur in a whole new world. Took Childrens Lit. in college, best class ever.

    November 7, 2016
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    November 7, 2016
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    November 8, 2016
  • I think it’s important because it keeps the classics alive and they will hopefully read them to their children as well. The classics are wonderful.

    November 8, 2016
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    November 8, 2016
  • THe classic stories have the best messages and morals for kids to learn from. They should definitely be read from the classics

    November 9, 2016
  • as a resource teacher, I believe it is important to expose kids to all kinds of books

    November 9, 2016
  • I think reading the classics to your children is a great tradition to share. They can spark memories beyond the book itself to share with the next generation.

    November 10, 2016
  • I believe that classics are classics because they address timeless ideas that relate to us as humans. In addition, reading a story that your parents or grandparents (or great-grandparents!) read helps to tie the generations together and provide a common experience/common ground. Additionally, older classics can, perhaps, give the reader some insight into the values and thoughts of another time – both in how those ideas have evolved and how they have stayed the same.

    November 10, 2016
  • There is always a lesson to learn in the classics. It is so important to read with and to your children.

    November 12, 2016
  • Reading a classic book to my children is important because they always have a meaning or teaching to it, where as today’s books are mostly just for fun and entertainment it seems.

    November 13, 2016
  • I think reading classical books to kids enlightens them to what writers from the past wrote about. Their ancestors lived a different life and different era than they do. How fabulous that we can share these books with them like our parents did for us.

    November 18, 2016
  • Because the classics are great stories loved by many generations

    November 20, 2016
  • I think it allows the opportunity to say “I read this when I was your age” which would be encouraging to my child “be like mom” and it opens the door to new conversation.

    November 22, 2016
  • Children learn how things and relationships work in this world by imitating family and friends. Listening to stories when young builds their vocabulary and stretches the imagination for those of all ages.

    November 22, 2016
  • its good to let them read all kinds of cool stories.

    November 23, 2016
  • Reading classic storybooks to children opens up the world to them and connects them with generations of other children – past, present, and future!

    November 23, 2016
  • My son loved the classics when he was little, now my granddaughter is in love with all books. The classics are classic because of the life lessons buried within the story. Thanks for the chance to win this amazing set of books.

    November 27, 2016
  • I love reading the classics to my sweet boy. It brings back such great memories of my childhood. It’s a way to share the stories I loved as a child with my sweet baby boy!!

    November 27, 2016
  • I love reading classic books to my kids because classic books never go out of style! It creates memories for them and brings back memories for me!

    November 29, 2016
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    November 30, 2016
  • i think it is important to read classic storybooks to children because they have important old world lessons and values in them. They are classics because they withstood the test of time.

    November 30, 2016

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