Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Giveaway: Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard & Florence Atwater (Audiobook)

Okay, I know I probably have way too many giveaways going at the moment but there was no way that I could resist this one. It's a little ridiculous for me to be so excited about it. At forty one years old, it has probably been thirty years since I've read Mr. Popper's Penguins, but I remember loving it as a kid and I can't wait to hear it read by Nick Sullivan. Here's the synopsis from the publisher (no way I can remember it well enough to do my own!):

Mr. Popper dreams about leaving his boring life and going on an adventure to the Antarctic. When the legendary Admiral Drake sends him a live penguin in response to his letter, he is thrilled. Very soon, he also receives a female companion for his penguin and they have 10 children. But Mr. Popper has enough trouble supporting his human family, and so he has the idea to take his penguins to the stage. Soon, Mr. Popper is up to his ears in adventure as he tries to manage 12 performing penguins and the trouble they inevitably get into.

Mr. Popper's Penguins remains a classic, read and remembered by generations of loyal fans. Now, 70 years after its publication, it will be given a fresh new voice as an audiobook to attract a new generation of listeners.


I have three audio copies to give away. To enter, leave a comment here by midnight eastern on May 21, telling me your favorite childhood book. Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win. You can earn three extra entries by becoming a follower (if you already do, that counts), blogging about the giveaway or tweeting it on twitter. (If you do any of these, please leave a separate comment letting me know). Winners will be drawn at random and must have a US or Canada mailing address (no PO Boxes). Thanks to Hachette for providing these audiobooks!

31 comments:

NotNessie said...

My favorite books when I was younger were the Nancy Drew series. I'm sure I read every single one.

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I'm a follower.

Kaye said...

Hi Carey, no need to enter me, I have the same contest going. I just wanted to say it does not matter how old you are when it comes to penguins. They are too cute to resist. There is no sense in even trying. Have fun with the contest!

bermudaonion said...

It would be hard for me to pick just one book, but Mr. Popper's Penguins was right up there. Another favorite was Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

MJ said...

I loved the Bobbsey Twins!

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allisonmariecat said...

I read all the time, so it's hard to pick one childhood favorite! I loved Anne of Green Gables and Little House on the Prairie.

My daughter loves penguins, and she'd love Mr. Popper's Penguins!

I'm a follower already. Thank you!

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

I was a Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys girl.

This book is too cute, I loved it as a kid. Please enter me!

Dottie

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Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

My favorite childhood book was Wind In the Willows.

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Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

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Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!

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LuAnn said...

Definitely ... A Snowy Day!

Annie said...

I have a soft spot in my heart for Curious George! I adore that book now and when I was a kidlet!


Thanks


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Annie said...

I follow you


Thanks



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Annie said...

Tweeted


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Thanks


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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book.

Alyce said...

I liked Beverly Cleary books (Ramona, etc.) but my favorite of hers was Runaway Ralph.

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Alyce said...

I follow your blog.

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Dawn M. said...

When I was a young child, my favorite book was Seeds & More Seeds by Millicent Selsam. When I was older, I loved The Chronicles of Narnia.

Thanks! :0)
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Carlene said...

My favorite child hood book was The Little House on the Prairie series. I would love to enter your drawing.
Thanks
carlene
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gaby317 said...

This is great! My favorite books were A Wrinkle In Time, Miss Piggywiggle's Magic, PL Traver's Mary Poppins books, the Pippi Longstocking books, and Encyclopedia Brown.

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gaby317 said...

+ I'm also a follower! Thanks so much
this will be so fun to listen to with my niece!!

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Pam said...

Well "I" can understand being excited about it!!! I loved reading this book to my kids!!!

I'd love to win this so I can now share it also with my young niece. Nothing better than sharing a love of books. Thanks.

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gaby317 said...

I've also added a link to your contest on my blog's sidebar.

thanks!

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http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/

Kytaira said...

My favorite books were mainly mystery series. The Nancy Drew books, The Boxcar Children, and Trixie Belden.

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Kytaira said...

I'm a new follower (google)

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Carolsue said...

I liked The Magic Toolbooth
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Carolsue said...

I follow you
Am I supposed to enter this three times for extra credit or just this once?
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Carolsue said...

I blogged about this
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/09/some-great-book-sites.html
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Wanda said...

My favourite childhood book was "Flicka, Ricka and Dicka"!

quelleheure4 said...

I absolutely adored the book 'James and the Giant Peach.' I would read it now too.
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quelleheure4 said...

I'm a follower!

quelleheure4 said...

I tweeted it! http://twitter.com/quelleheure4/status/1875003903

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