Drawn Together (Giveaway)

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Disney Hyperion sent me a copy of DRAWN TOGETHER to check out and is partnering with me for a giveaway… read on for more details!

My grandfather gifted me with so many wonderful moments and memories.  One of the greatest life skills he taught me was how to swim.

I was so lucky to have grandparents who retired to Florida and to be able to visit them in the summertime.  The very first problem I encountered, though – I was eight years old, surrounded by water I wanted to play in but had no idea how to swim!   With a lot of love and patience, my grandfather taught me the skills and even had me diving off the diving board of their pool by the end of my first visit.

Drawn Together (Giveaway)

For a young girl, this shared love of water and swimming gave my grandfather and I a special bond that I still cherish.  It also helped boost my confidence and instill a life-long love of water sports.  The first thing I did when my children were old enough to learn was pass this knowledge onto them, teaching them to swim and my daughter has already continued the tradition.

The second I read DRAWN TOGETHER, memories of time spent with my grandfather flooded back and I pulled out my photo albums to help relive some of the moments.  It is incredible how sharing a love of an activity can bring people together in a lasting way.  When I was eight, I didn’t exactly speak “grandparent” language or enjoy the same things, but the our mutual love of water and his ability to share his life skills with me, gifted my grandfather and I with a very special bond that transcended any barriers we may have had.

DRAWN TOGETHER is a lovely and loving book about a young boy who finds an amazing commonality with his grandfather than brings them together in a magical way.

The book is beautifully illustrated and a joy to share with your loved ones.  I’m looking forward to sharing it with my granddaughter, who happens to share my love of arts and crafts.  The universal message of transcending barriers to make connections with others is one we all need to take to heart.

Available in stores now, DRAWN TOGETHER a book you will cherish and one that will fill you with joy!

Drawn Together (Giveaway)

About DRAWN TOGETHER

Author Minh Lê and Caldecott-winning illustrator Dan Santat join forces in a heartwarming story of a grandfather and his grandson as they learn to overcome their language barrier through a shared love of art and storytelling.

When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens—with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words. With spare, direct text by Minh Lê and luminous illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, this stirring picture book about reaching across barriers will be cherished for years to come.

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About the Author of DRAWN TOGETHER

Minh Lê is a writer but, like his grandfather, is a man of few words. He is a national early childhood policy expert, author of Let Me Finish! (illustrated by Isabel Roxas), and has written for the New York Times, the Horn Book, and the Huffington Post. A first-generation Vietnamese-American, he went to Dartmouth College and has a master’s in education from Harvard University. Outside of spending time with his beautiful wife and sons in their home near Washington, DC, Minh’s favorite place to be is in the middle of a good book. Visit Minh online at minhlebooks.com or on Twitter @bottomshelfbks.

Minh Lê’s debut, Let Me Finish!, received critical acclaim, and this new picture book once again demonstrates his sensitivity to readers and mastery of the form.

About the Illustrator of DRAWN TOGETHER

Dan Santat is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Award-winning The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, as well as The Cookie Fiasco, After the Fall, and others. He is also the creator of Disney’s animated hit, The Replacements. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and a menagerie of pets. Visit him at dantat.com.

Dan Santat’s illustrations are robust, vibrant, and packed with emotion, a perfect match for Minh Lê’s poignant, and ultimately cheerful, story. Learn about the Drawn Together art process from Dan Santat himself!

DRAWN TOGETHER Giveaway!

Thanks to our partnership with Disney Hyperion, one (1) Rural Mom reader will win a DRAWN TOGETHER Prize Pack that includes:

  • Copy of Drawn Together
  • plus a $50 Visa gift card to put towards a day with someone you love!

Giveaway open to US addresses only.

Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion.

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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    • Frances Watson
    • July 5, 2018
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    my grandparents died a long time ago but im looking foward to sharing memories with my grandchild

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    We all like to play games together.

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    My grandparents were far too old by the time I came around, but my children were VERY close with their grandparents and I hope to be to my grandkids.
    Thank you.

    • Jason W
    • July 5, 2018
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    Yes. Both of us love to read.

    • Kelly G
    • July 5, 2018
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    My grandparents are the one who got me interested in the NFL.

    • Michelle H.
    • July 5, 2018
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    My grandkids are young. Some of them like Star Wars like I do.

    • Kyl Neusch
    • July 5, 2018
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    Yes, we both love to travel.

    • laurie emerson
    • July 5, 2018
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    Yes, we both love to read, play card games and take long walks.

    • Leela
    • July 6, 2018
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    We all like to cook and bake.

    • Shakeia Rieux
    • July 6, 2018
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    My grandma and I love going to the movies.

    • Carolyn Daley
    • July 6, 2018
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    My grandma and I used to play progressive rummy until she started losing her eye sight a couple of years ago. She can still see but not very well. We still like to watch Hallmark movies together.

    • Janice B
    • July 6, 2018
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    My grandmother and I loved going to Broadway shows and dinner together. Those were great times together. Unfortunately she died many years ago but I really miss those times.

    • Kerry P
    • July 6, 2018
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    When my Poppop was around, we loved to listen to Frank Sinatra! The other common ground was he loved making me happy!

    • kathypease
    • July 6, 2018
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    Yes my granddaughter and I love makeup..I always let her put a little on and she calls it her pretty pretties 🙂

    • mami2jcn
    • July 6, 2018
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    My grandmother and I both like to read.

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    My grandmothers liked to bake, I do too.

    • Susan Climan
    • July 6, 2018
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    My son and his grandparents love to cook and bake together.

    • clynsg
    • July 6, 2018
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    One of my grandsons has a real interest in history, as do I.

    • Shauntea Crutcher
    • July 6, 2018
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    I could always be myself around my granddad.

  4. Reply

    My granddaughter and I like watching the same type of movies and series on netflix. My grandson and I like to ride bikes together.

    • Rosey
    • July 6, 2018
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    My grandma and I shared the common interest of photos and crochet. My granddaughter and I share the common interest of the beach. 🙂

    • mary c
    • July 6, 2018
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    My Grandma, mother, and I used to play Scrabble together!

    • Jennifer H.
    • July 6, 2018
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    Yes, I paint too!

    • John H.
    • July 6, 2018
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    I would say like to play cards and John Wayne.

    • Philip Lawrence
    • July 6, 2018
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    I had a common interest with my grandparents which was we loved to travel to foreign ports of interest.

  5. Reply

    common interest is we love GOD and being christians thanks for the chance

    • Peggy Rydzewski
    • July 6, 2018
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    Yes I made it a goal to connect with every grandchild. One going to the movies is our thing while playing cards is another.

    • Bryan E.
    • July 6, 2018
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    My grandfather and I share a love of photography, and of 19th Century Irish History.

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    I like Photography, and the subject stems up and down my family tree to grandparents and grandchildren.

    • Julieh
    • July 6, 2018
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    Our family loves to play card games and board games together.

    • Trisha McKee
    • July 6, 2018
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    When my gram was alive, we liked playing Scrabble together. She was big on board games.

    • Buddy Garrett
    • July 6, 2018
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    We share a love of history.

    • Sand
    • July 6, 2018
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    My grandma and I both love perfume!

    • Breanne
    • July 6, 2018
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    My grandma and I both liked baking.

    • Amanda Whitley
    • July 6, 2018
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    i share the love of puzzles and card games like my nana

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    Currently, I’m working with my grandpa on a book he’s writing, so that’s something we’re connecting on this year.

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