2.25.2010

Win This Book: The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu

03/02/10
The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart
by Mathias Malzieu
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FIRSTLY: don’t touch the hands of your cuckoo-clock heart. SECONDLY: master your anger. THIRDLY: never, ever fall in love. For if you do, the hour hand will poke through your skin, your bones will shatter, and your heart will break once more.

Edinburgh, 1874. Born with a frozen heart, Jack is near death when his mother abandons him to the care of Dr. Madeleine—witch doctor, midwife, protector of orphans—who saves Jack by placing a cuckoo clock in his chest. And it is in her orphanage that Jack grows up among tear-filled flasks, eggs containing memories, and a man with a musical spine.

As Jack gets older, Dr. Madeleine warns him that his heart is too fragile for strong emotions: he must never, ever fall in love. And, of course, this is exactly what he does: on his tenth birthday and with head-over-heels abandon. The object of his ardor is Miss Acacia—a bespectacled young street performer with a soul-stirring voice. But now Jack’s life is doubly at risk—his heart is in danger and so is his safety after he injures the school bully in a fight for the affections of the beautiful singer.

Now begins a journey of escape and pursuit, from Edinburgh to Paris to Miss Acacia’s home in Andalusia. Mathias Malzieu’s The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is a fantastical, wildly inventive tale of love and heartbreak—by turns poignant and funny—in which Jack finally learns the great joys, and ultimately the greater costs, of owning a fully formed heart.


I've been waiting for this book for a long time now and it's finally just about here! It has a beautiful new cover that is seriously making me swoon. Check out this lovely video preview of the book, (something I never post because I never enjoy them, but this one is special!) and find out the contest details just below it.




So what do you have to do to enter?

For 1 entry, comment on this post.
For 1 extra entry, post a link to this contest on your blog or social networking page (sidebar is cool).
For 1 extra entry, follow this blog! If you already Follow you automatically get this extra entry plus your awesome.
Deadline for entry is
March 12th at 11:59 pm. Open to all US and International readers.

12 comments:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Wow, this sounds amazing. I love the idea. Never heard of this one before, so thanks for the news!

please enter my giveaways too. Lots of things for book lovers but a lot end this Sunday.

-Lauren
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

i follow your blog

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Martha Lawson said...

This sounds like an amazing read!!

I am an old follower

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Llehn said...

I'd love to play please.

I'm a follower.

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buddyt said...

What an unusual way to write about broken hearts and love.

It sounds like a fascinating and intriguing read.

I am a Follower.(International)

Please enter me in the giveaway.

Thanks

Carol

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Sarah (Limerick) said...

I loved the trailer! It is so unlike the other book trailers I've seen before. And even by the title the book really caught my interest. I've never heard of it until this contest, but it sounds fascinating!

+1 I linked this awesome contest to the sidebar,
http://ibteens.blogspot.com/2010/02/win-this-book-boy-with-cuckoo-clock.html

And I'm an old follower

Thanks for the contest! :)
Sarah
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mariska said...

This book sounds Great ! I'd love to win it.

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Bunny B said...

I would love to read this -- sounds intriguing!

I'm so glad I'm a follower!

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Rachel Star said...

Sounds enchanting- I'd love to win.
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Brodie said...

I would LOVE to read this! I hadn't heard of it before but you have definitely convinced me to put it on my wishlist now.

+1 Comment
+1 Old follower

Thanks!
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Sue said...

Thank you for the giveaway.

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sRy_ said...

I'm a follower (thanks for do it international) :))

I love this video, and I linked this awesome contest to the blog and the sidebar:
http://elultimoprimerbeso.blogspot.com/2010/03/boy-with-cuckoo-clock-heart.html