Welcome to YABC’s 8th Annual Holiday Giveaway! We’re featuring books perfect for the book lover on your holiday list!–with exciting prize packs every day for the first five days of December. Giveaways are US only due to publishers’ rights restrictions in other territories.
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Title: We All Celebrate
Author: Chitra Soundar
Illustrator: Jenny Bloomfield
Publisher: Tiny Owl Publishing
Release Date: 11/22/2022
A Collection of celebrations from around the world
Title: Museum of Hidden Beings: A Guide to Icelandic Creatures of Myth and Legend (Wool of Bat)
Author: Arngrimur Sigurðsson
Publisher: Eye of Newt
Release Date: 7/19/2022
Now available in English so that the creatures of Icelandic legend might knock on new doors…
Iceland, a country of striking and sometimes surreal beauty, is matched by its rich and extensive folklore. Since time immemorial, Icelanders have told tales of strange encounters and experiences they have had while on their travels. From the extraordinary Finngálkn, a crossbreed of man and beast to the Kráki, a giant octopus that preys on trawlers and oil rigs, Icelandic folklore is riddled with fantastic tales that expound natural phenomenon and circumstance with peculiar supernatural creatures from myth and legend.
Take these tales, passed down from generation to generation throughout the centuries, make with them what you will and share them again.
First published in Iceland as Duldýrasafnið, The Museum of Hidden Beings is now available in English, worldwide, so that the creatures of Icelandic legend might knock on new doors.
Part of the Wool of Bat series focused on the preservation and promotion of folklore and oral history from around the world.
Title: An Illustrated Collection of Nordic Animals
Author: Prikko-Liisa Surojegin
Publisher: Floris Books
Release Date: 10/4/2022
Travel to the snowy forests of Lapland in this warm and witty storybook with beautiful illustrations – perfect for sharing and reading aloud.
Classic characters of Nordic folklore – cunning Fox, gullible Wolf, clever Hare and powerful Bear – star in these lively stories of mischief and fun. Readers will discover why Bear is ruler of the northern forests, how Fox outwitted Wolf, and what Hare did to earn her fluffy white tail.
In this stunning storybook, renowned Finnish author-illustrator Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin retells twenty-six of her favorite traditional animal tales, illustrated with intricate and characterful artwork. An ideal gift book, An Illustrated Collection of Nordic Animal Tales features foil details, luxury paper and a ribbon marker. Readers of all ages will find themselves drawn into the warm and funny stories which are sprinkled with the magic of Nordic culture.
Author and Illustrator: Natalia O’Hara; Lauren O”Hara
Publication Date: 11/8/2022
Hauntingly told and sumptuously illustrated, this wintry modern fairy tale is perfect for holiday sharing.
When Frindleswylde is near, the wind trembles, the sun pales, and the wild things hide. When he enters Cora and Granny’s house in the woods, Frindleswylde steals the light from their lantern, so Granny can’t find her way home after work in the dark. And when a determined Cora chases the mysterious boy down a hole in the fishpond to his frozen kingdom, he sets her three Impossible Tasks. If she completes them, she can take her light and go, or so he says. But can Cora resist the urge to forget? As fresh and sparkling as sunlight on ice, this beautifully illustrated tale of enchantment–reminiscent of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen”–celebrates the transformative power of love in the darkest of times, the unbreakable bond between grandparent and child, and the bright promise of springtime.
One winner will receive a copy of each book featured in DAY 1 of the Festival of Lights Giveaway! ~ (US Only) ~
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