GIVEAWAY: Cinders A Chicken Cinderella by Jan Brett


Jan Brett has long been a favorite of mine - first as a bestselling author of beautifully illustrated children's books when I owned my bookstore - and more recently as a fellow chicken keeper, raising show-quality Polish, Silkies and Cochins among others, once I started raising my own backyard flock.

So when I caught wind of her new book Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella, I knew I had to reach out to her and ask if she would be interested in donating a copy for a giveaway.  Jan couldn't have been nicer and agreed to send me a copy of her book to give away to one lucky reader.

If you are familiar with Jan's writing (and illustrations) you know that she produces top-notch, bestselling children's books. She uses woodland creatures as the characters and often travels to different parts of the world to lend a more authentic flavor to her writing and drawings. This new book is no different. Set in Russia, Jan really immersed herself into the culture, as evidenced by these great photos...

~photo used courtesy Jan Brett~
~photo used courtesy Jan Brett~
A takeoff on the classic Cinderella fairy tale, this book is set in magical, snowy Russia and the characters are chickens and ducks. From the glitter-studded dust jacket to the very last page, this book is a feast for the eyes.  I especially love the Blue Swedish ducks recruited to pull the troika!


The Fairy Godmother is played quite convincingly by a beautiful white Silkie....


Of course Prince Charming is a stately rooster, while Cinders herself is beautiful...



This gorgeous book will appeal to any chicken keeper, but obviously also children (and adults) of all ages, as it truly is a gem. What a wonderful holiday gift it would make!  

To enter to win a copy of Jan Brett's new book Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella, please leave a comment below and be sure to sign up to follow our blog.  One winner will be chosen at random from all entries left by midnight, Wednesday, December 11th.  And don't forget to visit Jan on her website HERE.

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45 comments:

  1. Beautiful book! Jan Brett always hits the ball out of the park every time she creates a new work! <3

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  2. I would love to have this book to share with my grandchildren.

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  3. adorable! my grandchildren would love it

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  4. Our two year old daughter riley would love this book. Since she loves books and chickens. Her backyard flock of five are always following her around. Exspecaily when she is yelling treats treats!

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  5. It looks like a wonderful book for my great granddaughter.

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  6. This would make a great gift! Thanks for the giveaway

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  7. Looks like a beautiful book! Love to see chicken as heroine :-)

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  8. I would enjoy this with my grandkids. Have a JESUS filled day.

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  9. gorgeous book and fabulous illustrations! I'll say I want it for my granddaughter, but really I want it for myself.

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  10. Thank you so much for the chance to win this beautiful book! jayne_rouisse@yahoo.com

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  11. I love chickens! So a chicken book is awesome!

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  12. My mother loves Jan Brett and doesn't have this one yet! I think that it would be an awesome Christmas gift for her (especially since we are trying to convince her to move to the homestead with us someday...chicken love...how can you go wrong...).

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  13. ADORE her books! The illustrations are absolutely awesome! This is one I'll have to read to my grandson. He thinks my Buff Orpingtons are pretty cool..... but he thinks his granny is out of her mind when I tell him that they are related to dinosaurs!!!! (Dinos are his favorite thing ever!)

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  14. I love her books, the detail in the illustrations is fantastic.

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  15. This book would be perfect to read to my daughters kindergarten class at Little Rock AFB. I would read it using the projector so that they could all see the beautiful illustrations.

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  16. Would love to win this book for my little chicken loving farm girl :)

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  17. Oh my gosh, I want this! For the children, of course. Yeah, for the children! ;-)

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  18. I would love to add this book for my daughter's library

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  19. I love Jan Brett's artwork, this would be a wonderful book to own!

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  20. Hope I win! Thanks for the chance!

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  21. I'd LOVE this for our elementary school library, where I work!!! Our kids love her....

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  22. Thanks for the chance to win this book! The drawings look awesome!

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  23. Age is of no importance when it comes to a beautiful story and illustrations. I still love finding amazing books, such as this one. My granddaughters would love it!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

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  24. Love Jan Brett's attention to detail!

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  25. I love Jan Brett's books! I use them in my classroom all the time. This would be a wonderful compare/contrast with other versions of the Cinderella story.

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  26. I would love to give this beautiful book to my adult special needs son, who would love the delightful and colorful images, and the story. He helps me with all our chickens, so this book would be a perfect gift for him!

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  27. I would love a chance to win this book ! The illustrations are beautiful!

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  28. What a wonderful book, illustrating a timeless story.

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  29. Oh man so excited to try to win and read this book for myself and to my chickens. Fingers crossed I might win!

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  30. Oh man so excited to try to win and read this book for myself and to my chickens. Fingers crossed I might win!

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  31. I love the illustations in this book!

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  32. Would be a fantastic addition to my collection of Jan Brett books. Beautiful.

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  33. I will have to look for this book for my daughter. We just read The Hat yesterday. I didn't know about this book. She is four and loves chickens. She draws me pictures of chicken coops. ;-)

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