Tuesday, November 25, 2014

WinterFrost Book Giveaway!

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This post is sponsored by Candlewick Press.  We have teamed up with them to find books that moms and kids alike will love!

I do not usually post review posts on a book, I've not yet finished - however, I feel I must post this early so you have a chance to read during this holiday season.  Winterfrost is a new novel out by Michelle Houts and we are completely mesmerized by it.  It is the first non-picture book I am reading out-loud to little one.   I take that back, I had tried Peter Pan, but it just didn't work...zero interest (yet).  Winterfrost is different, he listens to the magical story with anticipation and excitement.  
Christmas has come, and with it a sparkling white winterfrost over the countryside. But twelve-year-old Bettina’s parents have been called away unexpectedly, leaving her in charge of the house, the farm, and baby Pia. In all the confusion, Bettina’s family neglects to set out the traditional bowl of Christmas rice pudding for the tiny nisse who are rumored to look after the family and their livestock. No one besides her grandfather ever believed the nisse were real, so what harm could there be in forgetting this silly custom? But when baby Pia disappears during a nap, the magic of the nisse makes itself known. To find her sister and set things right, Bettina must venture into the miniature world of these usually helpful, but sometimes mischievous folk. A delightful winter adventure for lovers of the legendary and miraculous.
An ordinary Danish Christmas turns extraordinary when a family overlooks an important folkloric tradition. - Candlewick Press


This magical tale of a Danish Christmas for a twelve year old girl, Bettina and her little baby sister, Pia.   WinterFrost lets us into the magical world of folklore tradition of a nisse and what happens when you forget their bowl of rice pudding (and golden butter) on Christmas. - but does a nisse even exist?  
WinterFrost is such a delightful tale, we are reading a bit every night during this holiday season.

If you don't want to wait to see whether or not you've won (and who could blame you?)
WinterFrost is on Amazon at a great price! (no, I don't get paid if you buy it)

We are giving away a hard cover copy of WinterFrost!  Open to US only (apologies Canada) Prize is shipped from publisher, we are not responsible for shipping.

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I have teamed up with Candlewick Press to find stories that you and your little ones will love.  Opinion are my own.

1 comment:

Dianne Messina said...

My sister-in-law and I did Feast of the 7 Fishes for Christmas eve. It was a lot of fun cooking together and finding different fish recipes.