Rare Book Raffle Fundraiser

Tell Me A Good Story, in cooperation with the Catalina Crusaders, is having a rare book raffle. Proceeds go to help fund our educational classes and to provide toys and books to needy kids in Catalina at Christmas. Following is a description of the Prizes in the Raffle.

To purchase a ticket online, click here. 


1st Prize – $5,000 Book Set

A Set of 70, Limited, Signed Edition

books by 59 modern authors.

The authors include such well-know people as William Buckley, Dominick Dunne, John Irving, Isaac Singer, John Updike, Ray Bradbury, Stephen Koontz, Norman Mailer, Joyce Carol Oates, James Michener, Scott Turow, Peter Roth, Tim O’Brien, Leon Uris, Gore Vidal and 44 other famous authors.

These 59 authors include 10 Pulitzer Prize winners, 12 National Book Award winners, the British Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Edgar, Best Fiction Novel, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and the National Humanities Medal. Each book is a hand-signed, limited edition, in Mint condition, published by The Franklin Library between 1983 and 1999.

2nd Prize – $1,850 Book Set

A set of five Dr. Seuss, 1st Edition, Children’s books.

The five books include: The King’s Stilts (1939), Horton Hears a Who (1954), If I Ran the Circus (1956), Green Eggs & Ham (1960), and The Sneetches (1961). The books range in condition from Very Good to Fine. King'Stilts-Front-Jacket-1


3rd Prize – $1,000 Book Set

54-Volume set of — “Great Books of the Western World.”

The books were published in 1952 by Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. and are in Very Fine condition. The books include works by such authors as Darwin, Tolstoy, Freud, Milton, Newton, Melville, Homer, Aristotle, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Descartes, and 61 other famous authors.


Tell Me A Good Story, in cooperation with Catalina Crusaders, is holding a Collectible Book Raffle. The proceeds go to buy (1) toys for needy kids this Christmas and (2) to help us put on our educational classes.

The Raffle runs from February 15, 2014 to April 15, 2014. Winners will be notified by phone or by email on April 16, 2014. Winners can either pick up the books, we can deliver them (within the Tucson area), or we will be happy to ship them to you if you live outside of Tucson. A maximum of 500 tickets will be sold. One winner per family only.

You can purchase one ticket for $20.00, three tickets for $55.00, or six tickets for $100.00. You can also purchase tickets at http://store.tellmeagoodstory.org/?post_type=product.

We will mail you your raffle stubs as soon as we receive your payment online.


All proceeds go to the Catalina Crusaders and Tell Me A Good Story nonprofit organizations. Questions? Contact Hawkeye at (520) 975-2904.

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