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!
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- The Tome Traveller
- New Hampshire, United States
- Bibliophile, Anglophile, Traveller... I have been an avid reader all of my life, since I took the Dr. Seuss Dictionary away from my Mom when I was less than a year old because I wanted to read it myself. In college, where I earned my degree in English Literature, I was often asked "What are you going to do with it?" Now I finally have the answer to that question!!! Being employed as a Flight Attendant for twenty years has given me a lot of life experience and, better still, a lot of time to read. I love to travel for fun, too.