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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Lulu the Broadway Mouse Book Blast and Giveaway

Here's a young adult novel about a mouse and you can win a copy of the book. Open to residents of the US and Canada (excluding Quebec). You have through 11/1 to enter. Good luck. There are a total of seven chances for you to win a copy of the book at each of the stops on the blog tour.

Welcome to Day #7 of the Lulu the Broadway Mouse Blog Tour!

To celebrate the release of Lulu the Broadway Mouse by Jenna Gavigan on October 9th, blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Jenna, plus 7 chances to win a copy of Lulu the Broadway Mouse!

by Jenna Gavigan, actress, and author of Lulu the Broadway Mouse

Something you should know about me: I live in a teeny, tiny New York City apartment with my husband. Long ago, we outgrew our few (rather high, for me) bookshelves, so now some stacks of books decorate the apartment. I put this stack together as a glimpse into what I’ve read lately and what I love to read, in general. From the bottom to the top, we’ve got…

1. Ellis Island Interviews by Pete Morton Coan: I am obsessed with ancestry and lineage and “finding my roots.” Obsessed.

2. Lulu the Broadway Mouse by Jenna Gavigan: I had to include this, right?!

3. Nate Expectations by Tim Federle: Yes, Tim is a good friend of mine. But that’s beside the point. He’s an incredible writer. His (many) books are funny and accurate and beautifully voiced. His newest novel has me looking forward to long subway rides. (Pro tip: read your friend’s book in public and you’re basically a free advertisement!)

4. The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr: I love New York historical fiction and I love a good mystery. I read this six-hundred-and-something page book in a few days. Literally couldn’t put it down. It’s dark—not appropriate for a young reader—FYI.

5. Bossypants by Tina Fey: I read this book by the pool while on vacation a few years ago, and I laughed so hard I was weeping, and people probably thought I was nuts until they glanced at the cover and their thinking went from me being nuts to, “Well, yes, Tina Fey is that funny. Continue belly-laughing, gal with giant hat.” I heart you, Tina Fey. I heart you big time.

6. The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs: The laundry room in my building sports a makeshift library. (Cute, right?) I was going out of town and needed a plane read so I grabbed this book. It was charming and moving and it made me want to sit around with my girlfriends and knit.

7. The Witches of New York by Ami McKay: My husband bought me this book for my birthday. In it he wrote, “Things you like: Hocus Pocus, New York, old stuff, mediums, magic, tea, little old ladies.” My husband knows me so well. I loved this book. I almost stopped reading after the first chapter because it was the summertime and I felt this book deserved to be read in the autumn with a cozy blanket and a hot toddy, but I kept reading because it was that good.

8. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett: Read this gem for my book club. A patchwork quilt of a rather disjointed family. So honest. Relatable. I cannot believe no one has made it into a movie. Also, Ann Patchett, if you’re reading, I’d love to visit Parnassus Books!!

9. The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking: Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word that basically translates to a mood or feeling of coziness and comfort. Hygge = candles, blankets, tea, soft sweatpants, a dog curled up on your lap. We’re obsessed with Hygge in our household. I’m doing my part to keep the candle industry afloat, that’s for sure.

Blog Tour Schedule:

October 8th – A Dream Within A Dream
October 9th – BookhoundsYA
October 10th – Crossroad Reviews
October 11th – Christy's Cozy Corners
October 12th – Word Spelunking

October 15th – Beach Bound Books

October 16th – Java John Z's

Ratatouille meets Broadway in this charming new middle grade novel about a little mouse with big dreams.

Lulu is a little girl with a very big dream: she wants to be on Broadway. She wants it more than anything in the world. As it happens, she lives in Broadway's Shubert Theatre; so achieving her dream shouldn't be too tricky, right? Wrong. Because the thing about Lulu? She's a little girl mouse.

When a human girl named Jayne joins the cast of the show at the Shubert as an understudy, Lulu becomes Jayne's guide through the world of her theatre and its wonderfully kooky cast and crew. Together, Jayne and Lulu learn that sometimes dreams turn out differently than we imagined; sometimes they come with terms and conditions (aka the company mean girl, Amanda). But sometimes, just when we've given up all hope, bigger and better dreams than we'd ever thought could come true, do.

"A standing ovation for Lulu! This delightful debut serves up a sweet and sassy mouse's-eye view of life in the footlights from a real Broadway insider. Encore, please?" 

―Heather Vogel Frederick, author of the Spy Mice, the Mother-Daughter Book Club, and the Pumpkin Falls Mystery series 

"Jenna manages to capture the drama and tension and excitement of the theatre without ever losing the magic and joy of what it feels like to be on Broadway. Lulu's burning desire to be onstage was exactly how I felt when I was younger, and reading this book reawakened that feeling in me!"

―Tony-nominee Jonathan Groff

About the Author: Jenna Gavigan, a fourth generation New Yorker, grew up dreaming of Broadway. At age sixteen she made her Broadway debut in Gypsy, opposite Bernadette Peters. Since then she's appeared in a half-dozen films, on more than a dozen television shows, and on east and west coast stages, most recently Off-Broadway in the world premiere of Straight. Jenna graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Creative Writing, where she focused on fiction, television, and screenwriting. She lives in a teeny tiny Manhattan apartment with her husband, Kevin. This is her first novel. 


  • One (1) winner will receive a copy of Lulu the Broadway Mouse by Jenna Gavigan
  • US/Canada only
The giveaway is for US and Canada residents who are 18+ and ends at 11:59pm on 10/31/18. For more complete rules see Giveaway Rules.

Lulu the Broadway Mouse Book Giveaway
Disclosure: Java John Z's received a copy of this book for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Please see the disclosure policy for more information.
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  1. "If you were to win, who would the book be for?" I would read the book on behalf of all mankind!

  2. If I were to win, I'd read this book myself.

  3. I'd get it for my nephew and my niece when she's a little older. Thanks!!

  4. I am a special ed. teacher. So I would like to win this book!

  5. i would give this to my niece

  6. This book would be for my granddaughter.

  7. For my daughter- it looks so cute

  8. this would be for my grandchildren to read when they visit Cici's house. Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. It would be for all of us - I pick up the mail, so I would get to read it first - then pass it on to the rest of the family - and I know that our daughter will share with her best friend.

  10. My 10 year grandson, he's in 5th grade.

  11. I would give this to my niece
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  12. I would give this to my grand daughter. She would love it

  13. This book would be for my daughter.

  14. If i were to win i will read ift for my self and let my gf borrow it :)

  15. If I were to win, the book would be for my grandchild.

  16. If I win, all the books will be for me.

  17. Um, this would be for me. I heart the Broadway canon.

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  19. If I won the book would be for my daughter

  20. If I won the book. I'd read it and then share it with my sister