Classic Books for Children Giveaway: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Ends Sept 24th
A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With well over 200 million copies sold, it ranks among the most famous works in the history of fictional literature.
The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events. The most notable are Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton. Darnay is a French once-aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Carton is a dissipated British barrister who endeavours to redeem his ill-spent life out of his unrequited love for Darnay’s wife, Lucie Manette.
The 45-chapter novel was published in 31 weekly installments in Dickens’ new literary periodical titled All the Year Round. In April 1859 through November 1859, Dickens also republished the chapters as eight monthly sections in green covers. Dickens’ previous novels had appeared only as monthly installments. The first weekly installment of A Tale of Two Cities ran in the first issue of All the Year Round on 30 April 1859. The last ran thirty weeks later, on 26 November.
The opening paragraph of A Tale of Two Cities: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Tale_of_Two_Cities
Family Literacy and You & Mymcbooks Blog welcome you to our 1st Annual Classic Books for Children Giveaway Event.
We want to make sure that you and your child don’t forget the classics books. We will feature books reviews and biography of chosen classic authors. We’ll also giveaway free classic books for the month of September. We will feature 1 giveaway a week and the winner will be selected via random.org
Mymcbooks has chosen Charles Dickens. We feature our 3rd classic book for the week of the 18th . This week is A Tale of Two Cities.
This Giveaway is Open to the US ONLY – Start 18th – Ends 24th
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A copy of A Tale of Two Cities will be given to 1 winner selected by Random.org
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Peter Pan Review & Giveaway
Peter Pan is one of my all-time favorites in Children’s literature. The story of a little boy who refuses to grow up, fights pirates and flies could be the story of most little boys who want to play all day, not go to school and think life would be perfect if they could fly and use a sword to battle pirates and have adventures forever. To read more click http://givingnsharing.blogspot.com/
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My name is Ella Johnson. I started Mymcbooks to promote reading. As a former teacher, I know that making basic education fundamentals interesting to children can be challenging. Education can be fun, exciting and captivating for children with the right learning tools. So my goal is to “make learning interesting and fun” for the children while they learn, by introducing them to fun books with colorful and captivating illustrations.
In 2009, I start the giveaway program giving away free school supplies at random to 2 winners each year. I also started a monthly free giveaways for books and gifts.
August 2010, I extended the free school supplies from 2 to 5 winners at random on my blog and also give away 20 bags full of school supplies to familes in need at Chick-fil-A in Brandon, Florida during their family nights. And in 2012, I beat my that number and gave away a lot of school supplies to needy families. Hopefully, I can continue to do this each year.
In 2011, I started writing reviews on children’s books then giving these books away free on Mymcbooks Blog. I increase the number of books we giveaway free to help support parent. My goal is to give away as many as I can each year. This is also a great way to introduce parents to new books.
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