Sunday, March 18, 2012

Giveaway: Neversink by Barry Wolverton

Neversink by Barry Wolverton
Illustrated by Sam Nielson
March 27, 2012
Walden Pond Press
Middle Grade | Fantasy (Animal Adventure?)
Standalone
Pages: 287
Author's Website | Goodreads

Along the Arctic Circle lies a small island called Neversink, whose jagged cliffs and ice-gouged rocks are home to a colony of odd-looking seabirds called auks, including one Lockley J. Puffin. With their oceanfront views and plentiful supply of fish, the auks have few concerns - few, save for Lockley's two best friends, Egbert and Ruby, a know-it-all walrus and a sharp-tongued hummingbird. 

But all of this is about to change. Rozbell, the newly crowned king of Owl Parliament, is dealing with a famine on the mainland of Tytonia - and he has long had his scheming eyes on the small colony to the north. Now, Neversink's independence hangs in the balance. An insurgence of owls will inevitably destroy life as the auks know it - unless Lockley can do something about it.

GOOD MORNING! I have a fantastic giveaway for you today! But first, thanks to Kellie at Walden Pond Press for offering the prize and willing to ship it! Yay! :) 


What I think of Neversink:

Neversink is a totally cute, epic journey--and I totally recommend it. After I finished it, I really wanted my own pet Puffin! They are SO ADORABLE, and do you know they are very tiny? 10 inches tall! :))) 

And if you're still curious, my review goes up on Thursday! I'll link it here when it does.

Where you can find the author, Barry Wolverton, around the web: 
The Deets:
  • to enter, fill out the rafflecopter form
  • must be thirteen years of age or older (and have parents consent unless 18.) 
  • contest is open to US/Canada only
  • the winner will be notified by email unless for some odd reason there isn't an email provided. the winner will also be listed on this post at the end of the giveaway
  • the winner will have 72 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be picked
The Prize:
  • One (1) hardcover of Neversink by Barry Wolverton
  • One (1) bookplate signed by Barry Wolverton (bookplates are stickers you can place inside the book so it's like a signed book!)



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19 comments:

  1. Hi Ashelynn. Thanks for the giveaway invite but I'm not much into middle grade books. :)

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  2. The synopsis caught my attention. Thanks.

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  3. This book sounds so cute! My 8yo would love to read this, it's been hard to keep up with his MG list, lol!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  4. Awesome, awesome, awesome!! I would LOVE to win this book. My favorite middle grade is Inkspell by Cornelia Funke, but I also love the Fablehaven series and Henry Neff's Tapestry series. :-)

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    1. *high fives* Inkspell series is freaking amazing, right? I haven't read the third book yet, but I freaking LOVE the first two.

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  5. I am SO excited to read NEVERSINK! I'm a writer and zoologist, so animal-related stories have a special place in my heart! :)

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    1. I had no idea you were a zoologist! That makes you 100% cooler in my books (although you were already VERY cool, so, yeah. Now you are like VERRRRRRY cool.)

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    2. Haha, thanks so much! Not often I get to play both the writer and zoologist cards! ;-) Thanks again for the giveaway!!

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway! This looks adorable. One of my favorite MG authors is Gail Carson Levine, though her books often cross into the YA category as well. Ella Enchanted and Two Princesses of Bamarre are my favorites by her!

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  7. You're right, puffins are cute! I'm not into MG too much, but I like Harry Potter and The Emerald Atlas. I seriously need to read more of it. Thanks for the giveaway....

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  8. Tough choice on my favorite MG but some of my CURRENT faves are The Search for WondLa and Liesl & Po.

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    1. Liesl & Po is so amazing! She has a new MG book coming out this fall and I can't WAIT for it!

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  9. Growing up middle grade fiction really gave me a love of reading. I remember The Babysitter's Club and Sweet Valley Junior High. This sounds like an adorable story and I know a few young readers who would enjoy it.

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  10. I fell in love with puffins during Swan Princess. (I FREAKING LOVE THAT MOVIE. ok i'm done.) *enters*

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  11. sounds like so much fun! can't wait to read it.

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  12. I heard about this on Apocalypsies. I think my kids would love it. http://1000wrongs.blogspot.com

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  13. Love the puffins...I really want this for my grandson more than anything. He loves to read and I want to keep the love of books alive with him. This sounds like a book that he would enjoy!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!
    iluvmik16@gmail.com

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  14. Would love to win this for my kids:)

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