The Sleeping Baobab TreeTo coincide with the publication on this website of the Study Guide for “The Sleeping Baobab Tree” by Paula Leyden, the author and her publisher, Walker Books, have given us four copies of the book to give away on the site. “The Sleeping Baobab Tree”, like its predecessor The Butterfly Heart, is set in Zambia. One morning twelve-year-old Fred wakes up with an unaccountable sense of foreboding, which his friend Bul-Boo, one of the twins from next door, insists is just his imagination. However, the feeling persists – and grows stronger when Fred’s scary and extremely eccentric great-granny, Nokokulu, asks him to accompany her on a trip to an ancient burial site called Ng’ombe Ilede, a place described by their teacher, Sister Leonisa, as the Place of Death. The book has been endorsed by Amnesty International UK as contributing to a better understanding of human rights and the values that underpin them. The book can be purchased on the Kennys Bookshop website or on Walker Books website.

To enter the competition to win a copy of “The Sleeping Baobab Tree” for yourself or your class/school library, simply fill in the form below with your details, answer the questions and submit the form before 5pm on Thursday May 16th. Winners will be announced on Twitter after this time. One entry per teacher please! The questions are all related to the book and the author. They can be easily answered by a doing Google search, by downloading the Study Guide for the book  or by visiting The Butterfly Heart. Hopefully they aren’t too difficult! Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh.

This competition has now closed. The winners were:

  • Orla Mahon, Co. Meath
  • Celina Buckley, Co. Cork
  • Stephen Hayes, Co. Wexford
  • Ciara Dollard, Co. Limerick