Friday, December 4, 2009

CORINNE DEMAS DAY: WELCOME AND SEE THE KIDS' BOOK BUNDLE!

GIVEAWAY ENDED
TODAY IS
CORINNE DEMAS DAY
ON MY BLOG!

PLEASE HELP ME WELCOME A
WONDERFUL WRITER AND FRIEND
AS SHE SHARES SOME OF HER BOOKS
AND SOME OF HERSELF WITH US.
Corinne Demas, professor of English at Mount Holyoke College and fiction editor for The Massachusetts Review, is the author of two collections of short stories, two novels, a memoir and numerous books for children. Her Ph.D. in Literature is from Columbia University. Demas’ books include Always in Trouble (2009), Valentine Surprise (2008), Yuck! Stuck in the Muck (2006), Two Christmas Mice (2005), Saying Goodbye to Lulu (2004), and a memoir Eleven Stories High: Growing Up in Stuyvesant Town, 1948-1968 (2000), among others.CLICK ON CORINNE'S PICTURE IF YOU WANT TO GET TO HER INTERVIEW AND ENTRY POST.
AND WHAT WOULD IT BE IF WE
DIDN'T HAVE A....
CORINNE DEMAS HOLIDAY
BOOK BUNDLE GIVEAWAY!











THESE ARE THE THREE CORINNE DEMAS
AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS THAT
ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE!

YOU CAN CLICK ON EACH COVER TO GET
TO THE REVIEW AND MORE ENTRIES IF
YOU MISSED SOMETHING!

HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT EACH BOOK:

TWO CHRISTMAS MICE:

It’s Christmas Eve, and it is snowing hard. Annamouse has a lovely tree, but no decorations. She tries to walk to town to shop for ornaments, but the snow is too deep. On the far side of the hayfield, Willamouse has made beautiful paper chains. All she needs is a tree. But when she sets off to buy one, there is so much snow she can hardly open her door.

Is there a way for two field mice filled with holiday spirit to find each other and make their own cozy Christmas celebration?

A VALENTINE SURPRISE:

It's only a week until Valentine's Day, and Lily wants to make the perfect heart-shaped valentine for Mommy. But every time she cuts out a heart, it's either too pointy, too round, or too skinny. As the days go by Lily tries again and again, and when Valentine's Day finally arrives, she has a heart for each day of the week! Which one will be the perfect valentine surprise for Mommy?

THE LITTLEST MATRYOSHKA:

In a small shop in a snowy village in Russia, Nikolai the doll maker was carving his last matryoshka. From one piece of soft wood he shaped six nesting dolls, each one fitting inside the other. They all opened in the middle and were hollow inside, except for the littlest. She was the size of a bumblebee and she was made of the heart of the sweet-smelling wood.

ALL ENTRIES TO WIN THIS BUNDLE WILL
BE DONE THIS TIME AT THE END OF
EACH POST AS YOU WOULD NORMALLY DO!

A WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN BY
MY COMBINING ALL ENTRIES
FROM EACH POST THAT YOU WILL
SEE ON CORINNE DEMAS DAY
TODAY!
RULES:

--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY, SORRY
--NO P. O. BOXES, PLEASE
--ALL ENTRIES MUST CONTAIN
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
--EACH COMMENT MUST BE MADE SEPARATELY
OR THEY WILL NOT COUNT
AS MORE THAN ONE ENTRY!


HOW TO ENTER:

EACH BOOK WILL BE REVIEWED
AND YOU WILL HAVE A CHANCE
TO COMMENT ON THEM. YOU WILL
ALSO BE ABLE TO LEARN A LOT
MORE ABOUT CORINNE DEMAS AND
COMMENT ALL DAY TODAY!

LET'S START WITH SOME ENTRIES
RIGHT AWAY FOR THIS POST!


+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHICH OF THE THREE BOOKS YOU WOULD WANT TO WIN THE MOST! HA! THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE EASY, DIDN'T YOU?

+1 MORE ENTRY: GO TO CORINNE'S WEBSITE HERE
AND ON THIS PAGE YOU WILL SCROLL DOWN TO CORINNE'S BIOGRAPHY. READ THROUGH IT AND COMMENT HERE ON ONE THING YOU LEARNED ABOUT HER GROWING UP.

+1 MORE ENTRY: NOW COMMENT ON ONE OF THE THINGS YOU FOUND FUN TO READ ABOUT LISTED ON THE "SILLY STUFF" AT THE END OF THE BIOGRAPHY SECTION STILL ON THE SAME SITE HERE.

THERE WILL BE 4 MORE POSTS
TODAY ABOUT CORINNE DEMAS...
BECAUSE AS I SAID, IT IS
CORINNE DEMAS DAY
ON BINGO'S BLOG TODAY!


DEADLINE TO ENTER IS
6 PM, EST, DECEMBER 10


49 comments:

Katy said...

Valentine Surprise looks and sounds adorable! That would be my first pick.

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Katy said...

Some of her book ideas come from her childhood--Electra and the Charlotte Russe is based on a story her mother told her when she was young.

Katy said...

LOL She has red raincoats for her dog and donkey!

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Brimful Curiosities said...

I've always wanted to own THE LITTLEST MATRYOSHKA. We love nesting dolls.

Brimful Curiosities said...

She had a pet salamander named Eggbert.

Brimful Curiosities said...

Silly stuff: when she was a kid she wanted really long hair and a dog.

Sue said...

I'd choose Valentine Surprise. I don't have any Valentine's Day picture books. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Linda K said...

I would have to choose The Christmas Mice because I love mice.


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Linda K said...

She had a pet salamander named Eggbert and a parakeet named Albert Einstein but no dog growing up ( not allowed in her apartment house).


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Linda K said...

She wanted really long hair when growing up.


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wmmahaney said...

THE LITTLEST MATRYOSHKA would be my pick as the one I would choose first.
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wmmahaney said...

She wasn't allowed a pet because she lived in an apartment.
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wmmahaney said...

I enjoyed seeing that she cannot decide on a favorite color.
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AStarrA said...

OK you where right it is hard haha
Valentine Surprise
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AStarrA said...

Oh I didn't realize she did Always in Trouble, my daughter adores that!!

Her first book was a tale about a prince, a king and an "evil lady," written in a black composition book when she was six...sweet!

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AStarrA said...

Silly stuff: "Vegetable I like that no one else I know does: lima beans"

I've been known to eat a lima bean, they are good :P

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lag123 said...

I would choose Christmas Mice. I would love to read this to my grandson.

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lag123 said...

Her first book was a tale about a prince, a king and an "evil lady," written in a black composition book when she was six.

lag110@mchsi.com

lag123 said...

She hates itchy sweaters.

lag110@mchsi.com

Benita said...

I'd like to read Littlest Matryoshka. I've always had a passion for Matryoshka dolls and I own quite a few.

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Benita said...

She started writing children's books when she first became a mom.

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etirv said...

I think I like The Christmas Mice!

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etirv said...

Corinne had a pet salamander named Eggbert and a parakeet named Albert Einstein!

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etirv said...

Corinne really wanted really long hair and a dog when she was a child!

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Margie said...

My favorite would be Christmas Mice. Perfect as a gift for this time of year...and the little mice on the cover are adorable!
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Margie said...

Silly stuff:
She is not good at softball or singing!
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Margie said...

She wrote her first book at the age of six...in a black composition book. She said it had terrible spelling and crayon illustrations.
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g.g. said...

All of them look great but I love those Matryoshkas so that would be my choice

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g.g. said...

Why a salamander?

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g.g. said...

She likes lima beans

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LoveMy2Dogs said...

Since I have a lot of Christmas books, I would have to say that the Valentine Surprise would be the one for me.

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LoveMy2Dogs said...

Electra and the Charlotte Russe is based on a story her mother told her when she was a little girl about her own childhood.

LoveMy2Dogs said...

She likes Lima beans and does not know any one else that does. Well, I do!

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Dolphin Girl said...

I think that my kids would love the CHristmas Mice book the most.

Shelly said...

I would choose Valentine Surprise

Winning Readings said...

Love them all! I'll pick The Littlest Matryoshka for the international flavor...

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We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/12/corinne-demas-books.html

Julie said...

I would love to win Valentine's Surprise -darling

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Maureen said...

I would pick Two Christmas Mice.

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Maureen said...

I learned she grew up in New York City.

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Maureen said...

I learned she likes lima beans.

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Edna said...

found this site and I would like to win "The Christmas Mouse"

Have a Merry Christmas

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Deb K said...

The Christmas Mice because my granddaughter loves mice.

Deb K said...

I learned that she had a pet salamander named Eggbert and a parakeet named Albert Einstein

Deb K said...

One Thing on Silly Stuff~

What I wanted to be when I grew up:
a writer or President.

Kirsten said...

THey all look so cute. I would like the Valentine book the most.

plb8156 said...

I would love the Christmas mice :)
thankyou
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Nancye said...

I really want to read the book: "A Valentine Surprise" because the little sounds like my daughter.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

Corinne's first story was "a tale about a prince, a king and an "evil lady," She wrote it when she was 6 years old.

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Nancye said...

I found out that I have something silly in common with Corinne: we both hate waiting in lines!

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