Friday, August 24, 2018

MOTHER KNOWS BEST: A TALE OF THE OLD WITCH By Serena Valentino/ Giveaway #DisneyVillainsBooks

Happy Friday! Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids is thrilled to partner with Disney Hyperion to giveaway the complete VILLAINS series. In celebration of the release of the 5th book in this series, MOTHER KNOWS BEST: A TALE OF THE OLD WITCH, one lucky winner will receive the complete Villains book series. First, here's a little bit about the newest release: 


By: Serena Valentino 
Published by: Disney Hyperion 
Released on: August 7th, 2018
Series: VILLAINS Series, Book #5
Ages: 12 & up
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The Disney VILLAINS series by Serena Valentino explores how the antagonists in Disney movies became some of storytelling's most iconic villains. In the first five VILLAINS books, we see how the Evil Queen, the Beast, Ursula, Maleficent, and Mother Gothel fall into darkness, through the instigation of the mysterious Odd Sisters: Lucinda, Martha, and Ruby.

The tale of the legendary golden flower is widely known. The story has been told many times and in many ways. But always the flower is coveted by an old witch to keep herself young and beautiful. And always the flower is used to save a dying queen, who then gives birth to a princess with magical hair. Not willing to lose the flower, the old witch steals the princess and locks her away in a high tower, raising her as her own. But the princess always finds out who she truly is and manages to defeat the old witch.

And yet this is only half the story. So what of the old witch, Mother Gothel? Where does she come from? And how does she come across the magical golden flower? 

Here is one account that recounts a version of the story that has remained untold for centuries . . . until now. It is a tale of mothers and daughters, of youth and dark magic. 

It is a tale of the old witch.



Serena Valentino has been weaving tales that combine mythos and guile for the past decade. She has earned critical acclaim in both the comic and horror domains, where she is known for her unique style of storytelling, bringing her readers into exquisitely frightening worlds filled with terror, beauty, and extraordinary protagonists. The books in her best-selling VILLAINS series are best enjoyed when read in the following order: Fairest of AllThe Beast WithinPoor Unfortunate SoulMistress of All EvilMother Knows Best.


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Enter to win a WICKEDLY FUN READING pack! There’s always two sides to every story – find out for yourself. One (1) winner will receive a set of all 5 VILLAINS books!

Giveaway open to US addresses only.
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  1. My favorite Disney Villains are Oogie Boogie and Scar. Both are truly bad to the bone.

  2. Mother Gothel is my favorite as I loved the movie and have seen it many times.

  3. My favorite villain is Ursula because she's hysterically funny.

  4. I think my favorite villain is Scar

  5. I like the queen from Snow White. She is the ultimate villian in that she wanted to kill her step daughter .

  6. Sounds like a great read. My favorite villain is Cruella de Vil.

  7. Maleficent but only in the live version as not a true villian. But a lot of good Disney movies have good Villians

  8. Cruella Deville is my favorite Villain


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