Travel Light Sweepstakes!

“Where might I have gone if, instead of a middle-aged Hobbit enamored of his pantry, I had embraced a girl who lost three homes before choosing the open road?” 

This is Amal El-Mohtar’s question in “Crossroads and Coins: Naomi Mitchinson’s Travel Light,” a recent piece on NPR that explores Mitchinson’s unjustly forgotten fairy tale about Halla, a girl born to but cast out by a king, who lives among bears  and dragons and princesses. Though Mitchinson was a contemporary of Tolkien’s and was one of the first readers of The Lord of the Rings, her work is not nearly as well known, and Amal remarks upon the strangeness of having made it through three English degrees without having heard of her more than 90 books.

We want to rectify that fact by sending five lucky winners a copy of Travel Light by Naomi Mitchinson from Small Beer Press, so that you can explore the intrigues of the Holy Roman Empire and journey to the heart of Constantinople with Halla.

Comment in the post to enter!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States and D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec). To enter, comment on this post beginning at 4:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on January 3. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET on January 7. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor:, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.


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