Friday, April 23, 2010

Giveaway: Little Women And Werewolves


Little Women And Werewolves
by Louisa May Alcott and Porter Grand


Description from the amazon:
A literary landmark—the original, suppressed draft of the classic novel!

Little Women is a timeless classic. But Louisa May Alcott’s first draft—before her editor sunk his teeth into it—was even better. Now the original text has at last been exhumed. In this uncensored version, the March girls learn some biting lessons, transforming from wild girls into little women—just as their friends and neighbors transform into vicious, bloodthirsty werewolves!

Here are tomboy Jo, quiet Beth, ladylike Amy, and good-hearted Meg, plus lovable neighbor Laurie Laurence, now doomed to prowl the night on all fours, maiming and devouring the locals. As the Civil War rages, the girls learn the value of being kind, the merits of patience and grace, and the benefits of knowing a werewolf who can disembowel your teacher.

By turns heartwarming and blood-curdling, this rejuvenated classic will be cherished and treasured by those who love a lesson in virtue almost as much as they enjoy a good old-fashioned dismemberment.

Includes the original letter from Alcott’s editor, telling her not to even think about it!


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*** Werewolf Book Giveaway ***

Open to all.

Offer ends: May 16, 2010

TO DO:

Comment below with your email and tell me:

What childhood classic would you like to see with werewolf twist?
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Contest has ended - winner is here

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* book prize
courtesy of Random House
Thanks to Ali!

* back to Sightings

* part of Werewolf Weekend (see schedule)

38 comments:

  1. What childhood classic would you like to see with werewolf twist?
    (funny answer)
    Just for the LOL factor I'd have to say that Humpty Dumpty would have to be mashed up with werewolves in some way. I think it would be awesome!
    (Super serious answer)
    Snow White maybe? That might be a twisted little tale after the werewolves get into it.

    must.read.faster@gmail.com

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  2. What childhood classic would you like to see with werewolf twist?

    Mmmmmm...Anne of Green Gables maybe! Thank you for this awesome giveaway. Please enter me, if it is international.
    Thank you!

    Giada M.

    fabgiada @ gmail.com

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  3. I would love to see The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with a werewolf twist!

    Alex
    alexreadsbooks at gmail dot com

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  4. Maybe The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn...it should have a werewolf twist!I think thats going to be a pretty awesome read!
    Count me in please!
    frndz.debas@gmail.com

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  5. Hi,

    Me again.

    How about Goldilocks and the three werewolves?

    What would the porridge be replaced with ?

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  6. everything get better with werewolfs in it xD like my fave childhood classic "Püncktchen und Anton" (I have no idea if there is an English version) haha

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  7. oh, and my email is
    trisha 81 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. Little Women was one of the first classics I ever read - I loved the March girls!!!! So natch I am 'dyin' to read this :)

    Anyhoo - for the ultimate in weirdness - I would say the Borrowers! Can you imagine a family of MINIATURE werewolves hiding in your pantry? Little Billy or Susie wouldn't be so dang quick to sneak between meal snacks if there were tiny werewolves living behind the Oreos ... hahaha

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  9. Great contest, This book looks really good. I picked it for the wowmeme a couple of weeks ago! :) Again, please count me in. LOL

    nina.happyendings@yahoo.co.uk

    What childhood classic would you like to see with werewolf twist?
    Mmmmm, Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens. :)

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  10. Peter Pan would be interesting.
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. I would love to see Werewolf's Gruff (Billy Goat's Gruff)

    freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

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  12. I have to say, of all the mash-ups being churned out, this one intrigues me most.

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  13. Heidi :)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  14. I think I have to go with Little House on the Prairie. I loved the earlier suggestion of the The Borrowers - that would be awesome.

    jen@delux.com

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  15. I'd like to see Wuthering Heights with a werewolf twist. I think that would be fun!

    pirate_pony2 at yahoo dot com

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  16. Cinderella would interesting to see with a werewolf twist.

    Skk25@aol.com

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  17. Gone with the Wind would really be different with werewolves

    jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

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  18. I would love to see Hansel and Gretel with werewolves!

    patronus89013 at yahoo dot com

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  19. What childhood classic would you like to see with werewolf twist?

    Sherlocke Holmes or Shakespeare.

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  20. What childhood classic would you like to see with werewolf twist?

    The Secret Garden.

    rae_reads@hotmail.com

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  21. I think Gone with the Wind would be cool with a paranormal twist. I'm not sure if that counts as childhood classic, since I read it as a teenager.

    Juliecookies(at)gmail.com

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  22. hmmm....pippi longstocking maybe? :)

    k_sunshine1977@yahoo.com

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  23. What childhood classic would you like to see with werewolf twist?

    White Snow. Maybe the prince was a werewolf.

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  24. Little Women is one of my favorite books!

    A childhood classic with werewolves? How about my favorite Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Werewolf Woods! That would be interesting!

    miller4plusmore(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  25. How about A Little Princess? Maybe the headmistress and some of the older girls turn into werewolves and that's why they can't be nice to people :)

    akaleistar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  26. Hmmm I was big on the Babysitters' Club as a child - werewolves would have been a fun addition hehe =)

    I'd love to be entered! thebookishtype [at] yahoo [dot] com

    Thanks!

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  27. This one great Q. I think I want The Little Red Riding Hood!Wow, that will make a dark story. And I bet Tim Burton will be a great director for this one like Alice in Wonderland(if it turn into movie)

    darlyn225(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I would like to see The Little Mermaid done.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  29. Hm.. from tales: Snow White, would be interesting! I'm quite sure the dwarves were werewolves, that's why they live in the middle of the forest! (Haha it would also be fun to raeda version of the Little Red Riding Hood, where the wolf would bite the grandma and Little Red Riding Hood and they would become werewolves, lol!)

    YA literature: Anne of Green Gables!

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

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  30. For me, it's going to have to be Dr Doolittle. That guy can give any miscreant a stiff uppercut to the jaw, and quell any lycanthropic tendencies by using his irrefutable logic on both Man, Beast AND Man-Beast.

    Winner!

    pip (hat) piphunn (dot) com

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  31. Red Ridinghood came to mind as soon as I read the question.

    Re-posted: http://contests-freebies.blogspot.com/2010/05/win-little-women-and-werewolves-at.html

    Cherry Mischievous
    mischivus101-warrior [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  32. I would love to see Gone With The Wind with Werewolves.

    jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

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  33. I could imagine that werewolves in the Hundred Acre Wood would put poor Piglet into a real panic!
    But I think they would fit nicely into an Enid Blyton story : The Famous Five and the Werewolf.

    eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

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  34. You could do a remake of The Hound of the Baskervilles and have the Wolves of the Baskervilles...it has potential. :D

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  35. Whoops...you need email addy
    kghobbs(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. Give Beauty & the Beast a more adult twist by making Beast a werewolf. It could work.

    gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

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  37. Little Red Ridinghood is what first comes to my mind. But as pixie13 said, Beauty and the Beast might be cool to do too :D It's my favorite fairytale!

    entrelibros_blog at hotmail dot com

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  38. How about Sleeping Beauty?

    spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

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