Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Win a Signed Copy of Anubis Speaks!


    In celebration of its upcoming release, I'm giving away three signed copies of Anubis Speaks! A Guide to the Afterworld by the Egyptian God of the Dead.
     The School Library Journal calls Anubis's narration "wickedly funny" and says it is stuffed with an "incredible wealth of interesting detail." It also predicts that it's "sure to be a hit" in any kids' library. (Crossing my paws...I mean, my fingers for that one.)
     Kirkus says it is "an informative and unusually lively look at the Egyptian way of death." (Anubis especially loves the phrase "unusually lively" -- mostly because he's always around a bunch of stiffs.)
     Anubis Speaks is perfect for kids in the 4th through 6th grades. Know a kid, teacher or librarian who might enjoy the book? Want to learn all the gruesome details about mummification and heart-eating monsters?
     Waddaya waiting for? Register to win a hardback copy today!

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22 comments:

Tanya Valentine said...

Can't think of a better book for Charlie!

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

I hope so, Tanya!

Amalia T. Dillin said...

My niece and nephew are a little young for this series, yet, but you can be SURE that I am stocking up on books like this for when they reach the appropriate age!

Amalia T. Dillin said...

Oh! and my favorite EGYPTIAN god is Ra, for personal reasons which may take extreme liberties with the mythology itself. :)

Jo S. Kittinger said...

Looking over a list of gods, I pick
Bes, who was the protector of pregnant women, newborn babies and the family. The ancient Egyptians also believed that Bes protected against snake and scorpion bites.

Congrats on the new release!!

Kristin Lenz said...

Congrats on your new book, Vicky!

Nancy Day said...

Sounds like another winner, Vicky! I've got to go with Isis, goddess of children and patroness of nature and magic.

Cathy C. Hall said...

So many gods...so many goddesses. But I choose Mercury.

I don't know why. Maybe I'm draggin' today? :-)

Also, I want you to speedily pick my name. Please. :-)

Nate Evans said...

For my favorite Egyptian god, I'm going to go with Ra, god of the sun (light, warmth, growth).

BJ Schneider said...

Peter Pan. hmmm, not a god. Wonder Woman. closer, but not a goddess. oh, what's-her-name who comes out of the oyster shell? that one! you can see I need educating.

Joyce Lansky said...

I'm a lot more familiar with the Greek gods and goddesses than the Egyptian ones; however, I absolutely loved Cleopatra's Moon, so I'd like to win this one.

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Keri said...

Sekhmet, the warrior goddess and goddess of healing. Interesting dichotomy there!

Robyn Hood Black said...

Woo-hooooo! I've been waiting for this one (and would love to win it. ;0) )
[PS - don't tell Anubis, but I've always been somewhat partial to Bast. Yet, my house is always full of both cats AND dogs!]

Terri Hoover Dunham said...

I'd have to go with Isis. -- Vicky, this book looks fabulous!

Dyann Callahan said...

As well as being a god of the dead, Osiris was a god of resurrection and fertility

Kitty Klein said...

Seshat, the goddess of writing, historical records and accounting

Kara said...

Hmmm....I"m going to go with Thoth, god of wisdom. I'm hoping Thoth is hanging around my keyboard this afternoon!

calum thesecretwriter said...

Looks and sounds great Vicky. I wish you every success with your new book! :-)

I would have to go with Thoth. Not a generally well known Egyptian god, but he is associated with the moon, learning and understanding what is obscure. His principal temple was at Ashmunein!
Have a great week ahead :-)

collkosinski said...

Aubis was always one of my favorites. I have a little statue of him.

Michelle McLean said...

I'm an Isis and Hathor fan :D Looks like a great book :D

William Skinner said...

Sekhmet or Isis. I'm much better educated on the Greco-Roman pantheon, and Isis has a dual identity there which is fairly easy to see.

Karin Tyson said...

*crosses fingers* :)