Tuesday, December 14, 2010

On the seventh day of Christmas, Overlook Press gave to me...


Okay. That was a rather unwieldy giveaway to fit into the song. But after 75 years, people still love Freddy, and we'd love to give this set of three new paperbacks to a longtime fan or a new reader!

First, congratulations to Antoine D., who yesterday won a signed copy of THE GILDED STAGE: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF OPERA. Also, a reminder: TRUE GRIT giveaways can be entered through Thursday--prizes include posters, movie passes and book giveaways. Go here to learn more and enter!

Up now: a set of new-in-paperback young reader classics from Walter R. Brooks' beloved FREDDY THE PIG series. We just released Freddy the Politician, Freddy the Detective and Freddy and the Bean Home News in paperback for the very first time, and are thrilled to introduce Freddy to a new generation of readers.

But you don't need to trust us on the lasting appeal of Freddy. Here are a few of his fans in the media:

“Freddy’s readers have called him a porcine prince…Walter R. Brooks’s gentle genius shines even brighter.” --The New York Times

“Brooks’ series is full of humor and warmth and, most importantly, the underlying assurance that no matter how threatening life may get, we have the ability to survive and prosper. Even better, the books declare that life is fun—particularly on the Bean Farm in upstate New York…Freddy the Pig is one of the great characters in American children’s literature.” --FIRSTS Magazine

“Freddy is simply one of the greatest characters in children’s literature!” --School Library Journal

“The American version of great English classics such as the Pooh books or The Wind in the Willows.” --The New York Times Book Review

TO WIN: Leave a blog comment, Tweet this contest, or leave a comment on our Facebook page. You can enter once in every area and we'll announce the winners tomorrow morning as we announce what you can look forward to for the sixth day of Overlook Christmas!

We have many more giveaways to come as the holiday season kicks into high gear. Don't forget to check back every day!

Nonesuch Dickens Christmas Books
Autographed Bliss, Remembered
Penny Vincenzi novels
Autographed Drawing is Thinking
True Grit, True Grit, TRUE GRIT! (ongoing)
The Gilded Stage: A Social History of Opera


Roger said...

I have a four year old child, and he's a bit too young for these right now, but I think he will grow into books like this nicely. I hope I win. Thanks for the wonderful opportunities, regardless.

@DogberryPages said...

I have 4 grandchildren that I would love to read these stories to.

Mystie said...

I am always looking for more quality reading material for my book-devouring seven-year-old!

The Overlook Press said...

Hi Mystie! You're our Freddy the Pig winner here :) Please email your address to kgales at overlookny dot com so we can send it out! Thanks!