Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Review and Giveaway - Angels - Chuck Fischer


I always loved pop up books when I was younger. They were 'special' books, kept on a separate shelf. I still love them today and Angels by Chuck Fischer is destined for a separate shelf as well. An adult shelf though, this one's not for kids to play with!

Angels or celestial spirits appear in many languages and traditional religions including Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Angels covers the history and origins of angels including biblical, secular, arts and music, the zodiac and much more.

Fischer has created absolutely gorgeous artwork and paper engineer Bruce Foster has taken that art and produced some of the most intricate pop ups I've ever seen. The colours are rich as is the detail. But it's not just pop ups, it's pull outs and fold outs too, little booklets within the book. I tried to take a picture to show you one of the pop ups, but it just didn't do it justice. My favourite was of the archangel Gabriel. The text is a fascinating collection of historical fact and lore relating to angels.

Turning each page is like unwrapping a present. You really have to stop and savour each page and look at all the detail. Although I must admit, the first thing I did was open every pop up and then I went back to read each page! This would make a phenomenal Christmas gift that could be enjoyed over and over again throughout the year.

Fischer has produced previous pop up books, including Christmas in New York, Christmas Around the World and In the Beginning. All are equally as stunning. Become a fan of Fischer on Facebook.

Thanks to Anna and the generous folks at the Hachette Book Group, I have one beautiful copy of this book to giveaway. To be entered, simply leave a comment. Open to both Canada and the US, no PO boxes please. Ends Saturday November 14th at 6 pm. EST. Good luck and check the sidebar for ongoing giveaways



102 comments:

Patti V. said...

I'm sure this book is beautiful. Sounds like a good Christmas gift for my Aunt who collects angels and loves to read about them!

clenna said...

My Mother-in-law (whom I adore) loves angels. I would give this to her for Christmas.

clenna at aqol dot com

Haleyknitz said...

I hope i win this! it ends on my birthday :D

haleymathiot at yahoo dot com

bermudaonion said...

I just read this yesterday and thought it was fabulous! No need to enter me, but everyone else should try to win a copy of this one!

Cindy said...

My husband and I both enjoy books about angels. This book looks beautiful and interesting. I would love to win this for a gift for my husband. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Thank you for a great blog and super giveaways!

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Debbie F said...

I love angels! Count me in!
thanks!
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Margay said...

This sounds like a fabulous book and since angels feature prominently in some of my writing, it would be a great tool for me to have.

Margay

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Linda said...

This book looks and sounds beautiful. I don't think I've ever owned a pop-up book. Would love to win this.

Thank you for the giveaway.

fredamans said...

This is a beautiful looking book, that I bet makes for a great read!

Thank you for the entry.

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Jonita said...

I'd love to be entered for this one, please! Angels are always so interesting, and I would love to see the page on Gabriel!

jonitathebookchick@gmail.com

flowerchild said...

wow what a nice giveaway
please count me in
thanks

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edmontonjb said...

I would love to win this beautiful book.
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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, my friend. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

cheryl c said...

This sounds like a lovely book. It would make a wonderful Christmas gift!

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etirv said...

Lovely book to add to my pop-up book collection!

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tanya904 said...

This looks like a lovely book I would love to add it to my collection Thanks
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xxsquigglesxx said...

I would love to win this!

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Nancye said...

This sounds like a beautiful book. I'd love to win this to give to my mom who LOVES angels.

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Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Linda Henderson said...

This sounds like a beautiful book. I love angels so please enter me in your drawing.

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dag888888 said...

Lovely book, please enter me in this giveaway!

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RachieG said...

Would love to win this one...My mom collects angels :) She has an "angel" wall in her front wall...I suggested putting a different picture up the other day and you would think I had suggested cancelling Christmas! :)

rachie2004 @ yahoo (d0t) cOM

Lyoness2009 said...

Sounds awesome! Please count me in!

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Anonymous said...

The cover is beautiful, so I can imagine what the inside must be like... I'd love to have this special book in my collection. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

Aliya D.
aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

Jaime said...

I would love this one
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Thanks

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I'd love to read this :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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cdmtx said...

This sounds like a beautiful Book. Please enter me. thanks

Debra Cook said...

I'm always impressed with the appearance of angels.
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MissyBecker said...

Looks good.
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mjmeeks5 said...

i would love to win

Amber said...

I would love to win!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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McKim said...

Some of my most treasured items is a pop-up book about the "littlest angel" that my grandmother gave me when I was young. It is well worn and loved by my children as well.

Mysharona said...

my son would love this.

linett said...

my granddaughter would love this, she collects anything angels

chromiumman said...

love to win a copy of this

abfantom said...

I think my daughter would love this book!


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mverno said...

i would like this one for me mverno@roadrunner.com

mindy said...

this looks fascinating thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

Fusansan said...

beautiful engineering and illustrations!

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GALENA said...

sounds intersting

David Johnson said...

I have a friend that would really enjoy this, thanks for the chance.

409cope said...

I would love this book as I have a real thing for angels. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Deedles said...

Would love to add this to my book collection.

Anonymous said...

what a sweet book...a gift for my friend Nancy

karen k
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Valerie said...

I love Angels and would

Paula said...

This book looks so pretty. I would love to have a copy. Thansk for chance!!

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jellybelly82158 said...

Sounds great. Please enter me
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marthajane said...

My mom loves pop up books -- this would be a great Christmas gift for her.

samsakara said...

This book sounds beautiful.

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Nickolay said...

This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance

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Renee G said...

I would love to have a copy of this.

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g.g. said...

This would be a beautiful gift for my granddaughter who collects anything angels...and she is a little angel..at times!

Thanks for the chance.

anjamie4 (at) gmail (dot) com

Lee P said...

What a beautiful book! Thank you for this very nice giveaway and please count me in.

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Anonymous said...

Gee, I thought I was the ONLY adult who enjoyed pop-up books. I think they're pretty neat. This book is something I would really enjoy.

May Schultz
may041827@yahoo.com

JoanneR said...

This book sounds so beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity to win it!
joannereynolds@sbcglobal.net

Dave said...

This book would make a wonderful surprise for my mom. Thank you for the chance to win.

LoveMyCoffee said...

I would love to win. My Aunt loves anything to do with Angels.

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Erica G said...

I would love to win. Thanks!

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Nancy said...

This statement "Although I must admit, the first thing I did was open every pop up and then I went back to read each page!" cracked me up! I could see myself doing the same thing:)

Barb said...

Pop-up books are so fun to read and do the pop-ups. Adding in angels makes it even more special. I love to read about angels and this book would become a treasure. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks.


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LittleEagle said...

This sounds like a beautiful book to be shared. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

Bethie said...

I just love angels. Please enter me.

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Tammy Pereira said...

i would love to win this!


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ktgonyea said...

Count me in :)

11/11/09 :)

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souldolphindream said...

This would be a wonderful book for my daughter and I to look at during our bedtime storytime

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Winning Readings said...

Looks like a beautiful book. We posted about this at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/11/angels.html

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Anonymous said...

Would love to read this.

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Laura said...

Even just the cover looks beautiful. I would love to win it.

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Anonymous said...

johnpratt@ecologyfund.net would love to win this book and give it to my angel, my daughter. thanks and have a blessed day.

pippirose said...

It looks like such a beautiful book.
I've always loved pop-up books.
They are...magical.
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Rhonda said...

This book sounds wonderful. I would love to have the pleasure to read this.

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Mom said...

My granddaughter is named Angel, and so collects all thing Angel..
Thanks for a great giveaway.

Daniel M said...

me mum loves angels and pop up books, she would love this! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

erma said...

This books looks pretty.
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dreamcleavers said...

another great x-mas gift for my niece
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autie said...

My grandma collects angel items.

Wanda said...

I would love to be entered in your draw for this magnificent book. Thanks.
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Brittany said...

This book looks absolutely beautiful and it would probably be a great gift for anyone:)

Anonymous said...

Happy Weekend!

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Randominities said...

This sounds like a truly beautiful book. Thanks so much for this giveaway. Otherwise, I never would have heard about it.

Melanie said...

This sounds like the perfect Christmas gift for my boyfriends mother!


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plb8156 said...

Please enter me. This looks like an amazing book
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Aisling said...

What a beautiful book this would be for a Christmas present to someone very special.

Gianna said...

Please enter me :)

Deb K said...

Please enter me I would love to win this book for my sister!

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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - Angels guard us, and I'd love to win a book about them!

renee said...

I love angels!! please enter me

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lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

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Roseann K. said...

Love to win this book. Sounds wonderful! Thanks!

sherri419 said...

My sister has angels all around her house and would love this book! Thanks for the chance!

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Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway


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purango said...

I would love to win this book. It must be beautiful. garrettsambo@aol.com

Sharon said...

I'd love to have a copy of this. Great giveaway.

george ferris said...

This would be a great book for the kids.
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Darcie said...

Sounds like a beautiful book!
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demmi said...

please enter me in the book giveaway
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susan1215 said...

Sounds like a nice book

Donna said...

It sounds nice.

Swtlilchick said...

I love angels and collect them.This
book sounds very inspirational and
Im sure the pictures are wonderful
Thanks for the giveaway

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Andria said...

I would love a chance to win. Thank you.

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I would love to win & read this wondeful inspirational book!

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