Blog Tour: Stones for My Father

Next week, we will be hosting Trilby Kent’s second Blog Tour (click here to see the first)! We have a wonderful line-up of contributors and tour hosts for her newest novel, Stones for My Father.

TRILBY KENT was born in Toronto, Ontario, but grew up in cities on both sides of the Atlantic. After completing degrees at Oxford University and the London School of Economics, she worked for a time in the rare books department at Bonhams before turning to journalism and writing novels for children and adults. Her first book, Medina Hill, is also available from Tundra Books. Trilby Kent lives in London, England.

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You can also follow @TundraBooks, @trilbykent, and the wonderful bloggers on twitter! We will be using the hashtag #SFMF

April Pub Date Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered our fourth Pub Date Giveaway of the year! We used trusty random.org to generate the winning number:

Number 20, which means…

Congratulations to Kim Maddin! You will be receiving a copy of Christoper Moore and Andrej Krystoforski’s From Then to Now: A Short History of the World.  Please check your inbox for an e-mail from us.

Our next Pub Date Giveaway will be on May 10, 2011. Stay tuned for new releases!

Tuesdays with Tundra 10

Tuesdays with Tundra is a monthly post on our new releases. The following books are available today in stores and online!

“Scribbling Women” True Tales from Astonishing Lives
By Marthe Jocelyn
Hardcover | Ages 14 and up
ISBN 978-0-88776-952-8
eBook 978-1-77049-230-1
“…a wonderful example of a book that will break down any negative stereotypes about biographies. [Jocelyn]… creates lively, sometimes humorous pieces that blend straight biographic detail and anecdotal accounts about some lesser known women writers in history….  Each of these remarkable women shed light on a place, time and experience that would have otherwise been lost. Not only does Jocelyn share extraordinary stories about these women, but her piece also celebrates writers of all kinds, inspiring young adults, particularly girls, to value their own voices and experiences by writing through whatever means they choose. Although many of the women in Scribbling Women led extraordinary lives, the everyday is often filled with exciting, humorous tales….” – ForeWord Reviews

From Then to Now: A Short History of the World
By Christopher Moore
Illustrated by Andrej Krystoforski
Hardcover | Ages 10 and up
ISBN 978-0-88776-540-7
“Moore does an admirable job not only getting so much history in, but displaying how it can be cyclical, a constant succession of societies rising and falling. That premise will prompt much discussion among curious young minds.” – Quill & Quire

Stones for My Father
By Trilby Kent
Hardcover | Ages 11 and up
ISBN 978-1-77049-252-3
eBook 978-1-77049-260-8
Corlie Roux’s farm life in South Africa is not easy: the Transvaal is beautiful, but it is also a harsh place where the heat can be so intense that the very raindrops sizzle. When her beloved father dies, she is left with a mother who is as devoted to her sons as she is cruel to her daughter. Despite this, Corlie finds solace in her friend, Sipho, and in Africa itself and in the stories she conjures for her brothers.

But Corlie’s world is about to vanish: the British are invading and driving Boer families like hers from their farms. Some escape into the bush to fight the enemy. The unlucky ones are rounded up and sent to internment camps.

Will Corlie’s resilience and devotion to her country sustain her through the suffering and squalor she finds in the camp at Kroonstad? That may depend on a soldier from faraway Canada and on inner resources Corlie never dreamed she had….

Merci Mister Dash!
By Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Esperanca Melo
Hardcover | Ages 3-6
ISBN 978-0-88776-964-1
“…Brightly colored acrylic paintings show Mr. Dash at his best…. Generously sprinkled with easily understood French phrases, this well-paced portrait of patience and toleration ends with a satisfying nap by the fire and the promise of a quiet, Daphne-free day. Children will empathize with Daphne and Mr. Dash and perhaps gain an understanding of both positions. A good choice to generate discussion, this will appeal to energetic youngsters and dog lovers alike.” – Kirkus Reviews

Pub Date Giveaway: Start your spring with a new book! Which book would you love to read? Leave us a comment below and one lucky reader will receive a copy of their requested book, courtesy of Tundra! One request per person and please review our rules. This offer ends at midnight on Thursday, April 14, 2011!

“Scribbling Women” Blog Tour Winner

Today’s the day we find out who wins the “Scribbling Women” Blog Tour giveaway! The gigantic prize? A collection of Marthe Jocelyn’s books:

Let us turn on random.org and generate some numbers! From the 5 blog tour days, we are narrowing it down to:

Day 1:

From the 6 blogs, we are narrowing it down to:


The first blog, which is Jennifer at Literary Endeavors.

Okay, lots of number ones there! Now, to pick a winner from the unique comments:

  1. Cassandra
  2. Jenny_O
  3. cassiemannes
  4. Teresa
  5. Sally
  6. Theresa N
  7. Christinabean
  8. Roberta
  9. Heather
  10. llevinso
  11. Deborah
  12. Ashley
  13. Martha S.
  14. Carolyn
  15. Rebecca


Comment number 12! Congratulations to Ashley! Please send tundra@mcclelland.com an e-mail. We will need your mailing address to send out your books!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the blog tour’s contest! We hope you made new friends and found new blogs to revisit. With your help, “Scribbling Women” made it to the Maclean’s Non-fiction Bestseller list for the week of March 29!

“Scribbling Women” Blog Tour: Day 5


We’re on the last day of the “Scribbling Women” Blog Tour! You can also follow @TundraBooks, @scissorhouse, and the bloggers on twitter! We will be using the hashtag #ScribblingWomen

Please visit our wonderful tour stop hostesses and remember to comment on their “Scribbling Women” posts to be entered in our gigantic giveaway contest! You could gain 7 more entries today. 7!!

Let me remind you of the prize: