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February 9, 2012 / Leslie

Spotlight & Giveaway: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

The Snow Child
by Eowyn Ivey

Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: February 1, 2012
Format: Hardback | 400 pages

I just received my copy of The Snow Child last week and haven’t had a chance to read it yet. It’s been receiving wonderful advance reviews and I’m excited to get started on it.

My review should be up in the next week or so but I didn’t want to wait to post this wonderful giveaway. The publisher, Little, Brown & Company, has made available three copies for me to give to my readers in the US and Canada. Here is a little information about the book and the author:

About the Book

Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season’s first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone–but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.

This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.

About the Author

Eowyn LeMay Ivey was raised in Alaska and continues to live there with her husband and two daughters. She received her BA in journalism and minor in creative writing through the honors program at Western Washington University, studied creative nonfiction at the University of Alaska Anchorage graduate program, and worked for nearly 10 years as an award-winning reporter at the Frontiersman newspaper. This is her first novel.

Connect with the author:

Visit Eowyn at her web site
Visit her blog
Follow @EowynIvey on Twitter
Visit Eowyn on Facebook.

Giveaway Information

The publisher has generously offered three copies for giveaway.

  • Contest is open to those with an address in the US or Canada.
  • To enter leave a comment. It is not necessary to be a subscriber or follower to enter but new subscribers are always welcome.
  • For an extra entry, tweet the giveaway and leave the URL to the tweet in a second comment. (Click on the time stamp link of the tweet and copy the URL that appears in the address bar.)
  • The deadline for entry is Wednesday, February 22nd. I will draw winners using They will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond with a mailing address.

Contest is Now Closed



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  1. Jessica ( frellathon ) / Feb 9 2012 5:32 am

    Great giveaway I love that an elf became an author. I tease, I tease! I too have heard great things about it 🙂 I email subscribe and twitter follow


  2. Jessica ( frellathon ) / Feb 9 2012 5:32 am


  3. sagustocox / Feb 9 2012 5:46 am

    I cannot wait to see what you think about this book, but I’d like to win a copy myself…so I’ll enter your giveaway.


  4. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea / Feb 9 2012 6:43 am

    I’d love to win a copy of this one for a joint read with my daughter. Looking forward to your review. This author seems very talented.


  5. Marjorie / Feb 9 2012 7:47 am

    This book is on my wishlist, sounds like a super read.


  6. Bonnie / Feb 9 2012 9:51 am

    I just finished this yesterday but it’s one I can definitely see myself re-reading. Beautiful story!


  7. Margaret / Feb 9 2012 9:51 am

    I would love to read this. It really intrigues me being set in Alaska.



  8. Bonnie / Feb 9 2012 9:52 am

    Here’s my tweet of the giveaway. 🙂


  9. Margaret / Feb 9 2012 9:52 am

    Spotlight & Giveaway: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey via @UnderMyAppleTre



  10. Carol M / Feb 9 2012 10:35 am

    I’ve heard that this is good! I’d love to read it!


  11. Karen B / Feb 9 2012 11:52 am

    This sounds like such a fascinating read – waiting for your review!


  12. Kelley Johnsen / Feb 9 2012 11:52 am

    I am a email subscriber! Thank you for the review, Sounds like a very cute book.


  13. Kelley Johnsen / Feb 9 2012 11:52 am



  14. windicindi / Feb 9 2012 12:31 pm

    What a fabulous cover on this book! It sounds like a unique story and I had
    a pet red fox and a pet Arctic Fox growing up! Foxy and Foxy Girl…
    Many thanks, Cindi


  15. windicindi / Feb 9 2012 12:32 pm

    Again, many thanks!


  16. Susanna P / Feb 9 2012 3:57 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I’m an e-mail subscriber.

    susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org


  17. Jayme@Beachreader / Feb 9 2012 6:36 pm

    This book is high on my TBR list and I’m number 75 on the hold list at the library 😦
    Thanks for the great giveaway!!


  18. Sounds interesting. Thank you for the chance. Will love to enter, Leslie.
    (at) yahoo (dot) com


  19. Suko / Feb 10 2012 3:18 pm

    Leslie, thanks for hosting this giveaway. This book is on my wishlist. I’ll post about your giveaway in my blog’s sidebar. 🙂


  20. Carolyn Miller / Feb 11 2012 4:02 pm

    I’m in a book club for over 6 years now and we have read so many subjects, this book seems like to would be an amazing addition to our club to read. I feel like we have exhaused all of the good books and this looks like a good one!!!


  21. Darlene / Feb 11 2012 5:50 pm

    Please enter me in the draw, and thanks for the giveaway! I’m an RSS subscriber.

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com


  22. Darlene / Feb 11 2012 5:50 pm

    +1 for tweeting:

    I’m an RSS subscriber.
    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com


  23. Lilian / Feb 11 2012 6:24 pm

    I was definitely drawn in by the soft cover, and I am excited to read this as well~Thank you so much for the giveaway and I hope I win! *crosses fingers*


  24. Lilian / Feb 11 2012 6:26 pm

    I’ve also tweeted the giveaway here:


  25. trish / Feb 12 2012 3:36 pm

    I think this book looks so good! I’ll be interested to see what you think of it. Most seem to be loving it, but I’ve also heard a few dissenting opinions. I’m dying to read it myself. 🙂


  26. Nan / Feb 13 2012 10:53 am

    I love reading first novels.


  27. Anne / Feb 13 2012 1:54 pm

    Thanks for this intriguing giveaway.


  28. lissa / Feb 13 2012 2:21 pm

    I’m always up for somethng new to read, so count me in. I already like the few lines I’ve read at the website.


  29. Peggy@Peggy Ann's Post / Feb 13 2012 10:49 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway. This book sounds great.


  30. Judy / Feb 14 2012 5:28 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book.


  31. Anita Yancey / Feb 15 2012 1:54 pm

    I would love to win this book. It sounds so interesting, and I really like that it is set in Alaska. Please enter me. Thanks!



  32. Kimberly / Feb 16 2012 8:07 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Email =


  33. Kimberly / Feb 16 2012 8:08 pm
  34. Tiffany P. / Feb 17 2012 2:31 am

    Thanks for the great giveaway. I would love to win this book.


  35. Tiffany P. / Feb 17 2012 2:32 am
  36. Beth / Feb 18 2012 7:04 am

    Sounds wonderful. I’d love to share this book with my family.


  37. Rebecca Graham / Feb 19 2012 4:55 am

    Sounds like a good book.


  38. Maureen / Feb 20 2012 11:40 am

    It looks like an interesting story.


  39. mary Ann Langan / Feb 20 2012 12:01 pm

    I would love to win the Snow Child.


  40. Carolsue / Feb 21 2012 5:28 am

    This sounds like a fantastic book–hope I win!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net


  41. Jessica M / Feb 21 2012 1:08 pm

    The Snow Child sounds like such a good book and I’ve seen some really good reviews — thanks for the chance to win a copy.


  42. Colleen Turner / Feb 21 2012 1:15 pm

    This book sounds so good! Please include me in your giveaway!


  43. Cecilia H. / Feb 21 2012 1:24 pm

    I’ve wanted to read this book since I first heard of it coming out! Sounds like an enchanting story & have read several great reviews.

    Thanks so much for a chance to win!


  44. Jennifer Ryder / Feb 21 2012 6:58 pm

    I’ll be adding this book to my “must read” list.
    jryder416 at yahoo dot com


  45. Aliya D. / Feb 22 2012 12:29 am

    I have heard SOOOOO many great things about this book and would LOVE the opportunity to read this novel; it sounds mystical, amazing and completely engaging. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

    Aliya D.


  46. Helen / Feb 22 2012 7:44 pm

    I would love a chance to read this
    helldog3 at


  47. Helen / Feb 22 2012 7:45 pm



  48. Nina / Feb 22 2012 11:30 pm

    Great giveaway! My email is nms 285 @ gmail .com and I would love to read this book 🙂



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