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Hamster Princess Giveaway

January 4, 2016

hamsterI have rhapsodized about Ursula Vernon’s new series, Hamster Princess before. The first book, Harriet the Invincible, came out in August from Dial Books.
Harriet’s story starts off like the classic Sleeping Beauty tale.
Christening? Check!
Good fairies? Check!
Evil fairy? Check!
Curse? Check!
But then, things get interesting. Harriet is not a frail, retiring sort of princess the way her mother wishes she was. So, when she finds out she’s under a curse, instead of swooning or going into a decline, Harriet decides to take up jousting and cliff-diving. After all, the curse needs her alive to work, right?
This story is fantastic for anyone who loves adventure tales, kick-butt female protagonists, and slightly fractured fairy tales. Also, battle quail.

Now, as it happens, I have a signed copy to give away this month. To enter, just leave a comment telling me what your favorite fairy tale is. Then follow THIS LINK
over to the Rafflecopter giveaway site and enter!
You can earn extra entries by following me or Ursula on Twitter, posting about the giveaway on Twitter, or following Ursula on Tumblr.
The winner will be contacted via email on January 28.
Good luck!

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. January 4, 2016 11:28 am

    I’ve always loved Beauty and the Beast. 🙂

    • January 4, 2016 11:33 am

      Beauty by Robin McKinley has been one of my favorite books since I was fairly young. It’s a beautiful retelling of Beauty & the Beast.

  2. Jennifer permalink
    January 17, 2016 11:40 pm

    My favorite has always been The Juniper Tree!

  3. January 18, 2016 12:38 am

    I have a copy of The Little Mermaid, with beautiful illustrations by Daniel San Souci, that I have loved since I was quite small. I still remember seeing it in the theater, too.

  4. January 18, 2016 9:27 am

    The Changelings, with caveats. I think it’s traditional in Sweden, but I’m familiar with it through a collection called “Great Swedish Fairy Tales”. The translation/telling is by Helena Nyblom and there are illustrations by John Bauer. I do wish there was a less racist version though (dark skinned and dark eyed = frightening wild troll girl, milk-skinned and golden-haired = most beautiful human baby in the world, which is kinda gross, even if they’re both protagonists). Maybe I’ll try writing one?

  5. Miriam permalink
    January 19, 2016 3:53 pm

    I like “Three Strong Women,” which I found in _Tatterhood and Other Tales._ (I also really like “The Search for the Magic Lake,” in the same collection.

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