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Thursday, April 01, 2010

The Strictest School in the World Series



Howard Whitehouse = P.G. Wodehouse for YA readers. (Let's say that again: Whitehouse, Wodehouse. See, it's close?!) Essentially, that explains this series in a nutshell. And if you don't know who P.G. Wodehouse is then you have some serious catch up work to do around here folks!

To recap - last January (2009) I read the first two books in this series, The Strictest School in the World then The Faceless Fiend. Then in March I read the third book in the series entitled The Island of Mad Scientists.

For a refresher course, read my review of The Strictest School in the World and The Faceless Fiend.

Here is my review of The Island of Mad Scientists.

Ever since then I've tried convincing you all to pick up these books and read them. I don't know whether my pleas have worked (except in one case I was firmly told that the person bought the books but I'm not so sure it wasn't just to make me be quiet already.)

Well, I'm back again and I'm beating the same "READ THIS SERIES" drum. It kind of looks like this:



But I'm offering incentive. Oh yes.

Kids Can Press has offered to give away a set - all three books! - to one of you Reading to Know readers. How's THAT for motivation? You cannot pass this up. Tell me you cannot! You simply MUST not because this is a series that is not to be missed.

To win? Well, I considered having you build your own flying machines and submitting the designs for a contest. And then I thought I'd host some sort of Blog in Chiligriti competition which I thought would be a real "hooty-hoot" but, in the end, decided that it would be best simply to ask you to leave a comment. U.S. AND CANADIAN residents with bonus points to anyone who actually leaves a believable comment in Chiligriti. Because that's how I'm rolling today. The contest will be open through Thursday, April 8th.

Thank you, Kids Can Press, for offering up copies of this series to one of my readers. This is tremendously generous of you and I'll be thankful to you until they know to be.

Once again folks, this ain't no April Fool's Joke. It's for real!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

42 comments:

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

Goodness gracious! Sign me up for this one, too! : )

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

I keep telling you to PICK ME, but it never happens :-( I guess I'll try one more time ;-)

Amy R said...

I'd love to win these - my library doesn't carry these books.

Jennifer, A Self-Confessed Foodie said...

I'm familiar with Wodehouse but haven't read anything by him yet. I'd love it if you could recommend a few great books to start with! Thanks for the great contest!

jlsemon at gmail dot com

Becky said...

I'd love to be entered! Thanks!

Stand Fast said...

Sign me up! Thank you!

Renee said...

Please sign me up! Thanks for hosting this.

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

I like the drummer... !

Bill ;-)

billsmith2003 (at) gmail (dot) com

Hope you'll check out my book giveaway:
http://drbillsbookbazaar.blogspot.com/2010/03/book-giveaway-back-to-homeplace.html
http://thehomeplaceseries.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

I haven't read these, CArrie, and you know I must!

Sign me up!

Beth said...

I am going to start reading The Strictest School in the World sometime today thanks to your reviews and I would love to win a set!

morninglight mama said...

I don't know anything about these, but I'm thinking JAM would like them, and me too!

Ronnica said...

I read the first book (once again, at your recommendation...you do that to me), and while it didn't blow me out of the water like the MBS, I could definitely see how it would be wonderfully enjoyable to kids. I'd love to win it to give it to the same girl I lent MBS (and the 4 siblings that come behind her!).

Judylynn said...

No, I cannot pass this up! Please enter me in this. (Since my sister told you about this series, it HAS to be good, right?)

BTW, I didn't say I don't like biographies - I said I'm very picky because many are not so good. But I LOVE a good biography!

Annette W. said...

Yea!!! My library does not have these and (from your earlier recommendations) I really want to add them to my brain and library!

Nicola said...

Please enter me! These sound fabulous.

PS - my first born will turn 21 on April 28!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

This really does sound great. Please count me in!!!

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Beth said...

Wow! Sounds like a wonderful series...thanks for the recommendation and the chance to win.

Brittanie said...

I have wanted to read this series since your first review. Enter me please. My Uncle Michael and my birthday is Apri 9, Do I get an extra entry? :)

Megan said...

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings.

Just Mom said...

These sound great! Please enter me.

Sharon said...

Please enter me! I am always on the lookout for new reads for my kiddos.

Sharon said...

Also, my daughter Mary is turning 10 this month. She would be thrilled to have these for her birthday!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a wonderful series. I would love to have them.
debp
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Abi said...

Thanks for the contest. Please enter me.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Wanda said...

I've never heard of this series before but your post has made me want to run out and buy them! But, of course, I'll try to win them first. Please enter my name in your draw! Thanks!
wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Denise said...

Throwing my hat into the ring,too. :)

Queen of Carrots said...

Enter me here too!

Jen @ Happy LIttle Homemaker said...

Include me! I love finding new kids books!

Anonymous said...

My nephew would love these.

Wendy
ebeandebe at gmail dot com

Carrie K. said...

These sound like perfect read-alouds - what a wonderful giveaway! thanks for a chance to win. :)

nnjmom at yahoo dot com

enyl said...

This would make the perfect birthday gift for my nephew's birthday.
enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

Sarah said...

I would love to win these!

Nancye said...

Please count me in!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Linda Kish said...

Please include me. These books look great.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Howard Whitehouse said...

I believe that owning these books will make you into a better person.

Sara said...

Sounds wonderful. Me, me, me... :)

Ashley said...

Oh I have been wanting to read this series for a while now!

Carol M said...

I want! I want! I love to give books to my grandchildren and they love to get them!
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Page Turner said...

These look like such fun! Please enter me so that I can learn Chiligriti!

Mystica said...

Please sign me up for this lot!!!
Sounds so wonderful.


mystica123athotmaildotcom

Melissa said...

Looks like a great series!!

Bri Meets Books said...

briheartsbooks@gmail.com.

I am so intrigued!

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