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A Book Giveaway for Gum Chums

Some say that March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. If the blustery rain showers in Rhode Island today are any indication, we think the coming month will be full of perfect days to curl up in a cozy chair with a good book… and a pack of chewing gum, of course!

To that end, we’ve got a swell giveaway for you — 3 hardcover copies of the charming children’s book, Chavela and the Magic Bubble. Published last spring by Clarion Books and written by Monica Brown, it’s the story of a little girl whose love of chewing gum leads her on an amazing adventure. With the “Magic Chicle” gum that she buys at the corner store, Chavela blows a bubble big enough to send her soaring through the air. Transported through time and space to the jungles of the Yucatán, she watches chicleros harvest sapodilla trees for chicle – the same sticky stuff used in Glee Gum! Beautiful illustrations by Magaly Morales take the reader deep into the rainforest with Chavela. Incorporating Latin American culture, rainforest conservation, and the history of chewing gum, it’s a truly terrific trip!

Chavela copy

For a chance to be one of the 3 random winners to receive a copy of Chavela and the Magic Bubble, leave a comment here on the blog in response to this not-so-simple question: if chewing a piece of gum had the power to transport YOU to any place and time, where and when would it be… and why?

We’ll select the winners next Friday, March 4, 2011. If you want to learn more about the book in the meantime, check out this nifty interview with the author. Hope you have a Glee-ful (if galoshes-wearing) week, gum chums!

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