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Thursday, December 9, 2021

The Gobbledy: A Book Giveaway Just in Time for Christmas!

I am hosting a book giveaway on this cute story: The Gobbledy by Lin Anna-Langston.  Read about the book and at the end, I'll tell you how to win!


Ever since eleven-year-old Dexter Duckworth and his brother, Dougal, lost their mom, everything has been different. But “different” take on a whole new meaning when, one day just before Christmas (or Kissmas, as they call it), Dexter finds a golden rock in the forest that hatches into an adorable alien. Gobbledy is smarter than he seems and is lost on planet Earth. Before long, Gobbledy takes Dexter, Dougal, and their best friend Fi on an adventure of friendship, family, and loss—one that requires them all to stay out of trouble, protect Gobbledy from a shadowy group called the Planetary Society and prepare for their school’s Winter Extravaganza Play, where Dexter has to be a dreaded Gingerbread Man.

Gobbledy is a fun-filled holiday story that adds up to two brothers, three friends, unlimited jars of peanut butter, a ketchup factory, and one little alien far, far from home.

My Take:

I want a Gobbledy!!  The stuffed version, of course!

As a former middle-grade teacher (4th-6th grade) I can tell you that this is a book they will love!

Two brothers, Dexter and Dougal, are as different as night and day. Dexter is the troublemaker and Dougal is the one forever keeping everyone together since their mother died six months ago.  There is a lovely neighbor, Fiona, who is a real friend to these boys.  

This book is even more fun because it has an unpredictable plot.  It will keep your kids guessing as to what is really going to happen.  Gobbledy is a loveable little alien who transforms himself into a gold rock.  The antics Gobbledy gets into create an adventure, suspense, twists, and a lot of fun.  

The bigger theme is about friends and family and coping with the loss of family.  This book combines fantasy (a favorite of kids) and realism (dealing with today's world) in a way that everyone loves.

The Author:

Lis Anna-Langston was raised along with the winding current of the Mississippi River on a steady diet of dog-eared books. She attended a Creative and Performing Arts School from middle school until graduation and went on to study Literature at Webster University. She is a Parents’ Choice Gold and a Moonbeam Book Award winner. Twice nominated for the Pushcart Award and Finalist in the Brighthorse Book Prize, her work has been published in more than forty publications including The Literary Review, The Merrimack Review, Emrys Journal, The MacGuffin, Sand Hill Review, and dozens of other literary journals.

She draws badly, sings loudly, loves ketchup, starry skies, fireflies, French hip hop & stories with happy endings, (a-hem, I mean) aliens. Very happy aliens. :)

Her new book hits shelves June 2021. You can learn more about her at

The Giveaway:

Simply leave a comment here or on Christmas Tree Lane's Facebook page!  That's it!  I will pick a winner from the comments over the weekend and contact you for your snail mail address.  That's it!  Could it be any easier?  Good Luck to all!

Would you like to comment?

  1. I haven't read this book! I think the cover would make a really good stuffed animal

  2. This sounds like a great book for kids. I will have to tell my daughter about it.

  3. This is a perfect giveaway for Christmas! Goodluck to all who joined

  4. Wow! This such a really great and amazing book for kids! Such a perfect giveaway!

  5. My daughter loves reading and this book would be perfect for her! Christmas themed books are my favorite. Is the giveaway open worldwide?

    1. Can you send your email to me at Thank you!!

  6. OK now this sounds like such a fun book! I love the look of the illustrations as well, nothing quite like a lovely Christmas book.

  7. Thank you to all who have entered so far! I will be choosing a name this weekend!

  8. What a wonderful concept for a book! Great giveaway!

  9. I love books and I think it's the best gift! And it's so easy to enter the giveaway.

  10. Great giveaway! That book sounds like a fun book for kids. -LYNNDEE

  11. Thanks for the giveaway! would be great for my granchildren


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