Monday, March 25, 2013

Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop!

Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer, The Book Rat, and A Backwards Story for hosting the Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop! Fairday's Blog is giving away a paperback edition of The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, plus a signed hardcover edition of the spooky, new middle grade adventure, The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow by J. Haight & S. Robinson

The Fairy Tale Giveaway Hop will run from March 26th-April 2nd, so, join in the fun! This is a legendary hop, and there are lots of enchanting blogs participating, giving away all sorts of books and other fabulous prizes.  

Open to US and International : ) 

 Be sure to visit the hopping blogs! 
(click here for the list)

Enter to win:
1) Follow Fairday's Blog!
2) Leave a comment and let us know: 
What would you ask the Wizard of Oz for? 
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One of the true classics of American literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over four generations. Originally published in 1900, it was the first truly American fairy tale, as Baum crafted a wonderful story out of such familiar items as a cornfield scarecrow, a mechanical woodman, and a humbug wizard who used old-fashioned hokum to express that universal theme, "There's no place like home." read more...

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 the reviews

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

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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.

Author Interviews are posted on Fridays. The DMS seeks out the best middle grade authors today and brings them here to chat about their stories. 

Margo's Musings Fridays are sometimes shared with Margo, Fairday's little sister. This post focuses on reviewing 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!

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  1. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

    I'd channel those Miss Whatever contestants and ask for World Peace.

    If that's a little out of his reach, I'd probably ask for a little more confidence to take the next steps!

  2. I follow via GFC, same name as my comment. Not sure what I would ask Oz for. I'd have to think about it.

  3. I follow via GFC as Samantha Deen
    I would ask for the ability to teleport at will! ;D Or some other super cool power!

  4. GFC: Riv

    I would ask every homeless animal to have a home.


  5. I follow GFC as Wolfswan1.
    I have no idea what I would ask OZ... maybe to be super smart? or for my daughter to be invincible.....

  6. I would probably ask OZ for the same thing I include in my prayers every morning and evening...for my children and grand-children to be kept safe.

  7. Hmm, I'm not sure what I'd ask the Great and Powerful Oz for--probably some solutions to job issues at present :) Fun question!

  8. How exciting. I'd like to think I'd ask that every one in need be given what they desire but, only human, in the presence of THE Wizard I'd probably mumble something like could he get me a pair of ruby slippers just like Dorothy's.

  9. I would ask the Wizard Of Oz to give the Lion courage before he dd anything for me...

  10. I'd ask for the Wizard to crank out some inspiration for me and the world leaders, too, while they're at it. We could both use a way to think outside the box.

  11. GFC Amanda D

    I would like the wizard to tell me the cure for cancer.

  12. Happiness always and stress free living Lisa GFC

  13. a dog!
    thanks for making this international

  14. +JMJ+

    Knowing what I do of "the man behind the curtain," I wouldn't ask for anything "impossible." And now I have to thank Oriana for leaving the comment above mine and reminding me to keep things simple by asking for a dog! Preferably one already house broken! ;-)

  15. I'd ask the wizard to pay off my mortgage (ha ha)


  16. GFC - Kat Riley
    I would ask the wizard for a job!

  17. GFC - Mary @SweepingMe

    I would ask for money for my kids to go to college.


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  19. A cure for cancer. Probably because I just finished The Fault in Our Stars and I'm still crying. ;)

    GFC- Alison Lan

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  21. Thank you for this perfect giveaway. <3 I would ask to be healthy. I'm sick for life, and I want it gone. Sigh.
    GFC Follower as Carina Olsen :)
    Love, Carina

  22. I would ask the wonderful Wizrd of Oz for more patience, I get very testy, jumpy at times. I being a Dorothy should be able to click my ruby slippers together and get this wish, I tried it and hurt my heels. Ya'll hae a great day...

  23. Thanks for the give away!
    I would ask oz for understanding(education) and acceptance for everyone. I think with a bit more patience,understanding and acceptance of others the world would be better off.
    -Kathrine O

  24. Thanks for the great giveaway! I would definitely ask for a pair of those ruby slippers. I'd love to click my heels three times and be back home visiting my family.
    GFC - A Belle's Tales
    Thanks, lovelies!

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  26. I would ask a huge library with thousands of books. I know i'm very selfish. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    GFC: Csilla Kerekes

  27. CMS aka Sheesha

    I have no idea what to ask for?! That is a hard question so many things that could be asked for

  28. I follow via GFC Emily L. Moir-Genther.

    I'd ask the wizard for some energy.

  29. I would ask for a house down the shore - after a windfall to help pay our bills! LOL - and I am following via GFC as Felicia Ciaudelli

  30. I'd ask to be blessed with good health!

    GFC: Darlene
    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Honestly??No idea.....

    GFC name - sweety

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    Rafflecopter name - Rose Lennart

  32. Well, I don't know what I would ask him for but I've always wondered about the horse of a different color. I wonder how exactly the color change works (like a chameleon? with mood? randomly?) and are there more or is it the only one? Now I know the wizard is technically a dude that got all tornadoed and stuff (by the original movie) and he might not know these things (and I have lots of questions about how Oz has the things it does and why they do what they do and how) but I think instead of asking for something, my childhood curiosity questions would resurface (even though I'm quite old now) and I would have to know all those things that plagued me as a child!

    Thanks for the chance to enter :)

    Shelly H.

  33. More courage!
    I love fairy tales. I actually wrote a paper for my Literary Non-Fiction class about the resurgence of fairy tales in popular culture. This was last year when the two movies based on "Snow White" came out along with the tv show "Once Upon a Time…" and then "Cinder" came out. It was quite an explosion of fairy tales in mediums. I concluded that because of the rough economic times, people were grasping for something to escape to. In fairy tales, the impossible happens. The disenfranchised become the heroes and heroines. They rise to power and usually become a King or Queen. We are still clinging to the American dream and through the use of fairy tales we get to live that dream. As far as my favorite fairy tale goes, I love "Beauty and the Beast." I love it so much that I have thought seriously about naming my first daughter Belle. In books, I love retellings of fairy tales like "Cinder" and "Ella Enchanted." In TV, the show "Beauty and the Beast" on the CW is one of my favorites and in movies, I loved "Mirror, Mirror," "Beastly" and "The Wizard of Oz." Also, a big fan of the musical "Wicked."
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  34. GFC: Katie Amanda

    I'd ask for a house of my own! Thanks!

  35. What a fun give-away. Good luck to eveyone.

  36. GFC(MonaG)
    I would ask the wizard to help me get over my phobia of public speaking.

    Thanks :)

  37. gfc--cynthia clubbs

    I would ask for COURAGE!!! I'm always afraid to put myself out there---fear of rejection.

  38. I would ask the Wizard of Oz for wings so I could fly.

  39. GFC goldengirl7763
    I would ask oz for my own home just some cheap mobile home,,something I can go home to at the end of the day!!!
    goldengirl7763 at Hotmail dot com

  40. The Wizard of Oz is my favorite!

    I would ask for the wisdom to know how to intereact with my child who has Asperger's syndrome, and for a great deal more patience.

    1. Forgot to leave my GFC name - Karen Arrowood

  41. Maybe for more confidence?

  42. GFC: Darith L.


    I would ask for some books!

  43. I was going to say less chronic pain, but then I saw someone would ask that every homeless animal got a home... and I am going to copy that 1~

  44. GFC Karen
    Everyone to have a full tummy

  45. I would ask for my health back so I can be a better wife and mom
    sarah perry on GFC

  46. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    I WOULD ASK FOR less diseases, sickness and pain in the world! :)


    EMAIL: Vannah


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