THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED. WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
It has been a while since my last giveaway, because I don't just take any ol' book and throw it out for grabs, I wait until I see something special...and THIS is something special.
One winner will receive a Countdown branded tote and a copy of the book!
Countdown by Deborah Wiles (Scholastic, 5/10)
Contest Runs June 1st - June 16th
Here's how to Enter:
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2. Comment below with your e-mail address
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4. Open only to U.S. residents, no P.O. Boxes, please -- sorry!
5. Extra 5 entries to anyone who can explain to me how to do a Google doc (please e-mail me at APSkap@comcast.net)
Learn more at the following websites:Official Website
About the book:
Countdown is the first in a new trilogy of “documentary novels” set in the 1960s- a fascinating historical documentary in a unique style and format. Filled with photos, news clippings, and songs of the era, this novel tells the story of Franny Chapman, an eleven-year-old girl living in Washington, DC, set against the backdrop of one of the most politically and culturally defining periods in history.
It’s 1962, in the days surrounding the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the world seems to be on the terrifying brink of nuclear war. But for Franny Chapman, everyday life goes on. While doing “Duck and Cover” drills at school, Franny must face tensions with her younger brother, and worry about her older sister— is she a secret spy?— while learning to look beyond outward appearances.
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1 edition (May 1, 2010)
Deborah Wiles is the author of National Book Award Finalist Each Little Bird That Sings; as well as Love, Ruby Lavender; and The Aurora County All-Stars. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
This just in:
Countdown is IndieBound! and is part of the Summer 2010 Kid's IndieNext List - sweet!
**Stay tuned for my review! In the meantime, check out these book bloggers' reviews:
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