Another giveaway to kickstart your summer reads!

Hi quill friends! It’s the Victoria Day long weekend (hands up if you’re excited!), which means it’s time to start thinking about your summer reads (if you haven’t already)!

I don’t know about you guys, but my to-read stack is almost as tall as I am, so I figured I might as well share the love and host another giveaway!

And just what is the fantastic prize, you ask?

Jon Evans’ long-awaited Beasts of New York!

Illustrated by engraver Jim Westergard, Beasts of New York is a gritty urban fantasy following Patch, a squirrel from New York’s Central Park, who is forced into exile on Staten Island. A war has broken out amongst New York City’s wildlife, and he has to traverse the obstacles of both the human and animal kingdoms to save the other animals and return home!

Want to know what reviewers have been saying about Beasts of New York?

‘More than anything else, Evans’s book is about communication, physical, verbal, and instinctual; about gossip, eavesdropping, and a series of messages sent, received, misinterpreted, and mistimed. How his various creatures find their ‘‘voices’’ in their moments of need and manage to be understood by each other and their enemies is artfully imagined and constructed.

‘Through the eyes and hearts of Evans’s furry characters, Beasts of New York gets at a lot of complex stuff: issues of identity, specifically nature versus nurture, are explored without being heavy-handed, and the real-life distances between bravery and cowardice, loyalty and disloyalty, hope and despair are often revealed to be just a hair’s breadth apart.’

—Julie Eakin, ForeWord Magazine

There has been a lot of buzz for this book, and now you can finally have a copy of your own! Want to know how to enter?

1. For your first entry, leave a comment below answering the following trivia question about Beasts of New York: Who is the Queen of All Cats?

2. For your second entry, tweet with a link to this contest post using the hashtag #BoNYGiveaway

3. For a third entry (if you’re feeling ultra keen), post on our facebook page or tweet at us (using the hashtag #BoNYGiveaway) telling us about your favourite urban critters!

And when is your last day to enter the contest?

Friday, June 3rd, 2011 at 6:00pm EST.

It’s that simple, really. Who doesn’t want a brand-spankin’ new book for their summer reads!?

Enter away, quillies! Enjoy your long weekends!


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8 Responses to Another giveaway to kickstart your summer reads!

  1. Zelina is the Queen of All Cats! Unless you want to count me as the Queen of All Kats. 😉

  2. Mark Victor Young says:

    “My name is Zelina, and I am the Queen of All Cats.” – from book

    Confirmation of name:

    Watch for my tweet!

  3. rachel says:

    It’s Zelina!
    If I post this comment twice, is that 2 entries for moi?? 😉

  4. Stacey says:

    Zelina is the Queen of All Cats (seems a wee bit repetitive at this point though!).

  5. Stacey says:

    Zelina is the Queen of all Cats (although it seems a wee bit repetitive at this point!).

  6. m. isaacs says:


  7. Steph says:

    Zelina, the mercurial Zelina, that is, is the Queen of Cats!

    I was just coming on here to comment on how excellent this book looks, and here’s a chance to win it! Woohoo!!

  8. Don Harris says:

    “My name is Zelina, and I am the Queen of All Cats.”


The Porcupine's Quill would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program. The financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) is also gratefully acknowledged.