Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fairy Tale Book Giveaway Hop!

Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and vvb32reads for hosting The Fairy Tale Book Giveaway Hop. Fairday's Blog! is featuring a special giveaway prize pack, including: a special, hardcover edition of The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow, a $10 Gift Card to Amazon.com, plus a hardcover edition of Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu. Read our review of this masterfully crafted middle grade book.


Thanks for popping over to visit us! We hope that you will stay and visit with us for a while. Below, you will find an overview of the topics that we discuss on Fairday's Blog! They range from riddles, to reviews, to just things that we like to shout out about : )                                                                                                                                                 
The Fairy Tale Hop will run from April 26th- May 1st - so, join in the fun! This is a magical hop, and there are lots of wonderful blogs participating, giving away all sorts of great books and other fabulous prizes. Be sure to visit the hopping blogs! (click here for the list

Enter to win:
1) Follow Fairday's Blog!
2) Leave a comment: Who is your favorite fairy tale character? 
3) Fill out the Rafflecopter form below 


GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!


The White Witch 
(except taken from Breadcrumbs/ Chapter 7/ pgs.-93-95)
A gust of wind picked up in the woods, and the snow in front of it began to stir. It was like a small tornado had settled at the tree line, and snow began to whirl around faster and faster. Jack took a step back as the spinning column got bigger, and part of him wanted to run, but it was only a small part. For he understood he was seeing magic.

And indeed he was. For the snow was not snow anymore, but a woman- tall and lithe like a sketch, in a white fur cape and a white shimmering gown that looked so thin it would melt if you touched it. Hair like spun crystal framed cream-colored skin. The woman stepped closer, revealing eyes as bright as the sun reflecting off snow. But they were cold things, and it was like looking for solace in frost... preview Breadcrumbs 

*Not for sale* signed, author illustrated, hardcover edition of The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow

Fear not the unexpected. The Begonia House keeps its secrets. Everyone knows that. Everyone that is, except for clever eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow, whose family has just moved in. Being the Senior Investigator in the Detective Mystery Squad, more commonly known as the DMS, she’s ready to uncover the mysteries hidden within the strange manor. As the investigation gears up and the pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place, the DMS enters into a world where anything is possible, and the danger is most definitely real. Follow along with Fairday and her friends, as “spooky” meets “lovely” in this twisting tale of dark secrets and hidden pasts. Read/ listen to the first seven chapters








A $10 Gift Card to Amazon.com













Hardcover edition of Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu











What Fairday's Blog! is all about...

Fairday's Riddles are posted on Mondays- they can be written about anything, and everything, all at the same time : )

Lizzy's Book Reviews are posted on Wednesdays. Lizzy has read just about every middle grade novel out there, and she loves to share her thoughts and, of course, her opinions.

The Top of the Heap is a post we put up on Thursdays. We thought it would be fun once a week to put up two things that we appreciate and have been thinking about during the week. I enjoy doing this post because I love the google hunt for the perfect image to accompany the topic of discussion.

Margo's Musings Fridays belong to Margo, Fairday's little sister. This post focuses on reviewing local children's book authors, which we follow up with an Author Interview.

The DMS Wants to Know was a post we came up with for Saturdays because when we get together to hang out on the weekend, we always chat about different situations and ideas that are floating around in our brains and we like to listen to what other people think about them- some of the comments we've gotten have been absolutely fascinating!

We'd love to hear yours! Happy Reading!

87 comments:

  1. I love all the days here! My middle daughter did book reviews too...she and Lizzy could probably talk for hours!

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  2. My favorite character would have to be Snow White and the Little Mermaid.....actually all of them.

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  3. Snow white? I live how she sang to the birds.

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  4. +JMJ+

    Right now (because it changes all the time), my favourite faerie tale character is the princess in The Six Swans. I love how she dedicates her life to freeing her brothers from the curse. =)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. My mom--I mean the Easter Bunny--used to include slips of paper with things like "cookies" on them and whoever found it got a tin of my mom's homemade cookies!

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  6. I love Alice and I also love Belle!

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  7. I once won the grand prize in the easter egg hunt. It was a huge chocolate bunny and a big easter basket.

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  8. I forgot to say I am a gfc follower
    debbie

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  9. My favorite Fairy Tale characters are Red Riding Hood & Rapunzel.

    Egg--Cash, LOL
    GFC follower: June M.

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  10. Firstly, my thanks to Jess for joining me over at Pen and Paper, I truly appreciate your visiting.

    I'm always overawed by the ballerina in the story of the tin soldier. To read of them falling into the flames is so romantic and yet so sad.

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  11. My favorite fairy tale character is Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

    GFC: Gabrielle Bondi

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  12. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! My favorite fairy tale character is Rumplestiltskin. He is so interesting and mysterious!

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  13. love, love, love alice in wonderland, everything about the story...

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  14. I loved both Snow-White and Rose-Red.

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite was always Beauty and the Beast.

    GFC: Stephanie

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  16. Thanks for the great giveaway. My favorite character is Beauty from Beauty and the Beast. I love that love can overcome all.

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  17. I think that my favorite Character would be Rapunzel, can't help but be jealous of that hair :)!!!
    GFC Bridget Howard

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  18. Mine was always Sleeping Beauty and for favorite Villainess it is either Malificent or Urusla. Thanks for the great giveaway ladies!

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  19. My GFC name is Kimberleigh, and my favorite fairy character is probably either Beast (from Beauty and the Beast) or the dwarves from Snow White :D

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  20. I follow by email/kathyross75@yahoo.com and also GFC/Kathy Ross. My fav is Cinderella.

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  21. I follow as AUGGIE from http://auggie-talk.blogspot.com

    Wow. This is a difficult question to answer. I'm going to have to say my favorite fairytale character is Belle. Everything pretty much works out hunky-dory for her in the end.

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  22. GFC follower - kayswederski

    My favorite would be Sleeping Beauty.

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  23. GFC susan1215

    My favorite is Cinderella

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  24. Cinderella is my favorite.

    GFC-judy

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  25. My gave character us Belle. My gfc name us Anna White.

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  26. My favorite was Cinderella. GFC is Georgette C

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  27. GFC Follower: Elaine
    I always loved Peter Pan.

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  28. My favorite fairy tale character is Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

    Thanks!
    GFC - Brooke

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  29. One of my favorites from childhood is the Little Mermaid or Ariel in the movie.

    GFC- Melanie L

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  30. Definitely Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
    :)
    GFC angelafristoe

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  31. Gerda of The Snow Queen. (But of course, I've fantasized about being Belle, too.)

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    1. I'm not on GFC, but I'm following this blog from FB, Twitter & Book Blogs. :)

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  32. My favorite fairy-tale character is Cinderella.
    GFC:tpulliam

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  33. Hmmmm so many to choose from. Fauna the fairy from Sleeping beauty!

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  34. Hmmm, I think I have to go with Sleeping Beauty. I love so many different characters...but her or the Huntsman in Snow White.
    --Dawn
    www.flitlit.blogspot.com

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  35. Check out my post/giveaway to see who my favorite fairy tale characters are! http://thebookbug-hogan.blogspot.com/2012/04/fairy-tale-giveaway-hop.html

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  36. my favorite right now is little red riding hood : )

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  37. Thanks for the great giveaway!!! my fave character is Ariel from the little mermaid!
    GFC: red_tigergirl2

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  38. I follow on gfc-magic5905
    I love Sleeping Beauty.
    magic9505 at embarqmail dot com

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  39. My favorite is sleeping beauty. Thanks so much for your giveaway!
    GFC: Lauren Mackesy

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  40. I am quite a fan of Cinderella, always have been. Then again, I think I may just be a sucker for happy endings overall :) Thank you for taking part in the hop and for another excellent giveaway!

    GFC follower Tiffany Drew

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  41. GFC-Tressa
    My favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast and my favorite character is the beast.

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  42. My favorite is Belle from Beauty and the Beast

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  43. Thanks for the giveaway!

    My favorite is the beast from Beauty and the Beast.

    GFC = Juana Esparza

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. Alice-she dared to dream!
    GFC Krista
    bookreviewclubblog@aol.com

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  45. My favorite fairy tale character is definitely Cinderella! :)

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  46. GFC Becky Weiner

    FB Becky LovestoRead

    My fave character is Cinderella.

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  47. GFC: Kali Skittles

    my favourite is Belle

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  49. I love Snow White- her trust in people is wonderful even if it's part of her downfall. GFC follower- kylie c.

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  50. I'm not sure who my favorite fairy tale character is. Maybe Belle or Cinderella.

    GFC: Tsalagi_Writer

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  51. I love Beauty and the Beast! Gale pgan427@yahoo.com

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  52. My favorite character would be Ariel from The Little Mermaid.
    Thanks for the Giveaway!
    GFc Amber Garcia

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  53. My favorite character is Belle from Beauty and the Beast:)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC; Sarah E. Cruz

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  54. My favorite fairy tale character is Gretel, of Hansel and Gretel. I always felt like she has so much more of a story she could tell. Thanks!

    GFC: Twisty J
    twistingthelens@gmail.com

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  55. i love fiona and cinderella each in their own rights... gfc-brenda

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  56. GFC: Mary DeBorde [M.A.D.]
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

    I know it's short & sweet, but I really like the princess in the Princess & The Pea :)

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  58. I have always been fond of Snow White
    Following via gfc (angelacisco79)
    (angelacisco79atyahoodotcom)

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  59. GFC-Kristin@Bloodsweatandbooks

    I really like the story The Pied Piper Of Hamelin.

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  60. My favorite fairy tale character is Beauty from Beauty and the Beast. She was beautiful and more importantly, kind.

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    1. My favorite fairy tale character is Pinocchio.
      Dreams do come true.
      I'm a GFC follower - Cindy Macbeth

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  62. GFC name: ObsessedReader
    My fave fairy tale character is probably Cinderella :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    email: echika[at]insightbb[dot]com

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  63. I love Cinderella.

    GFC as Katie Amanda

    katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Thanks!

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  64. Cinderella is my favorite! GFC: alicia zirjacks alicia82277 at yahoo dot com

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  65. Thx for the giveaway!!! My fav is The Little Mermaid!! Hans Christian Anderson style!

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  66. I love Isi from The Goose Girl (by shannon hale) Thanks for the chance to win!

    gfc brendajean

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  67. My favorite has to be Belle.
    She's book-smart and seems to take the most initiative out of the Disney princesses. =)
    CFC: CC

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  68. I've always liked Rumpelstilskin, even if he is a villain he seems like the most mysterious character.

    GFC: Lilian Cheng

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  69. Thanks for the fun giveaway package! I think it keeps changing who my favorite is, but I'll go with..oh dear, this is harder than it should be. How about Rose-Red and Snow-White (not Snow White with the seven dwarfs). They were both kind and thoughtful.

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  70. following in GFC as Chris,and I like Cinderella

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  71. GFC red headed bookworm
    Cinderella is my fave!

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  72. GFC: Stephanie
    My favorite is Belle from Beauty and the Beast

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  73. Hy there!!!!
    GFC: shaina333

    Peter Pan!!! :D
    shaina
    shaina333@comcast.net

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  74. GFC : Katie

    Belle from Beauty and the Beast

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  75. GFC-Angie

    hm.... I really like the Huntsman from the ABC TV show, Once Upon a Time. He is sooooooooo hot!!!

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  76. GFC - @Jeanne.
    My favorite is the hen in The Little Red Hen.
    Thank you for the chance.
    :) Jeanne

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  77. GFC as seriousreader

    My favorite character is Merriweather from Sleeping Beauty.

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  78. GFC (gala)
    I like Cinderella

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  79. I have always been a fan of Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

    GFC as Stacy T

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  80. Beast is my favorite character
    GFC Marlene Breakfield

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  81. GFC- Krysta Banco (entered on form under Krysta B.)
    I love the Mad Hatter :)

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  82. How fun! A Fairy Tale give-away. Sleeping Beauty is still my favorite.

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  83. Belle from Beauty and the Beast is my favorite - the love story!
    GFC - Kaci Verdun

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