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Pinterest Giveaway!

Have you checked out Manda Group on Pinterest yet? Get to it!This week we are running a giveaway for our friends who re-pin from our board.

What are we giving away? An autographed copy of Chai Tea Sunday by Heather A. Clark!

 This wonderful book is so engrossing you won't want to put it down. The story follows Nicky Fowler from her home in Toronto to an orphanage in Kenya where she volunteers her time as a teacher. In this new setting, Nicky learns much from her experience as she teaches those around her.

Published by ECW Press, ISBN 9781770410824, $14.95 Canadian

So get re-pinning now! Each re-pin gets you one entry into the contest. Winner will be randomly chosen at 3pm on Friday April 27th. GOOD LUCK!

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A MANDA FAVOURITE - SIGNED BOOK GIVEAWAY

If there was one book that set our office abuzz this fall, it had to be When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman.  I was  halfway through the book when it dawned on me that it was really something special.  Family, friendship (Jenny Penny will break your heart), relationships of all shapes and sizes are examined and flushed out and made vulnerable before she patches them up to give the reader a renewed sense of hope. The book examines many tragedies (heartbreak, loss of innocence, death, estrangement) all with an eccentric twist that captivates and keeps you reading.  Winman writes with a simple elegance, a light hand that never feels contrived.  I admittedly shed a few tears, but had just as many laughs (out loud - she is funny) and cannot wait for this debut author to come out with another. 

If you're looking for a book to give your mom, best friend, or favourite colleague this holiday season, let it be When God Was a Rabbit.  And if you have a spare moment, leave us a comment below, or like our post on Facebook to win your very own signed copy.

Click HERE for an intimate interview with Manda's Chris Hickey in discussion with the author, Sarah Winman.

When God Was a Rabbit, by Sarah Winman / $24.99, ISBN: 9780755379293 / Hachette Book Group

 

 

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David Ward reading at Harbourfront, and book giveaway

Above is a clip of David Ward reading from his new book, Between Two Ends (Amulet; ISBN 9780810997141). The reading took place at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto as part of ALOUD: A Celebration for Young Readers. This is part of Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™, the largest children's literary event in Canada with over 8000 young readers attending from May 11-12, 2011. For more information on these hugely successful events please see here and here. Thank you to the event organizers and hosts, and David Ward himself! You were all so helpful and we really appreciate being able to get some video coverage.

Between Two Ends, by David WardWe're giving away a signed copy of Between Two Ends at YAgazine.ca, our website for young readers, so head over there now to enter!

David Ward was born in Montreal and grew up in Vancouver. He was an elementary school teacher for eleven years before completing his master's degree. He is the author of the Grassland trilogy and is a writer and university instructor in children's literature. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and their three children. Visit his website!

Amulet Books is an imprint of ABRAMS.

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FoodLit Book Giveaway Extended to December 10

We’ve extended the deadline for the FoodLit book giveaway contest to Friday, December 10, 2010. Simply sign up for any or all of the FoodLit email newsletter, the FoodLit Facebook Page (go to the page and “Like” us), and the FoodLit Twitter feed. Each connection counts as one entry, so you can enter three times! And if you get a friend to enter, post that person’s name in the comments on the FoodLit.ca site, and you’ll get another entry.

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