Enter to win Lala Salama by Patricia MacLachlan, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon (Candlewick, 2011)! From the promotional copy:
The rhythm of the day’s activities creates the melody of the evening’s lullaby in this sweet song of family life along the banks of Lake Tanganyika.
As the bright day shifts to twilight, the lantern on Baba’s boat twinkles in the distance, sending the baby off into a peaceful sleep on Mama’s shoulder.
Inspired by a visit to her son, his wife, and their child in Tanzania, Patricia MacLachlan writes a gentle story of an African family’s day from sunup to sundown.
Rich, beautifully detailed illustrations by Elizabeth Zunon offer a restful complement to the Swahili refrain “lala salama”–an invocation to “sleep well.”
For sleepy little ones everywhere, Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan offers a lyrical Tanzanian lullaby that follows a loving family through their day.
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To enter, comment on this post and include an email address (formatted like: cynthia at cynthialeitichsmith dot com) or a link to an email address. Or email Cynthia directly with “Lala Salma” in the subject line. Publisher-sponsored. Eligibility: U.S. Deadline: midnight CST Nov. 30.
Publishers Weekly says, “MacLachlan presents a vision of African life that’s serene and safe, and the mother’s voice lulls, reassures, and soothes-it’s rich bedtime listening for the very young.” See more reviews.
Patricia MacLachlan is the Newbery Medal-winning author of the much-loved Sarah, Plain and Tall (HarperCollins, 1985).
Lala Salama evolved from a time spent with her son John and his family in Tanzania, where John worked with Jane Goodall, and he and his wife worked on other conservation projects as well. Their daughter Ella was born in Tanzania. Patricia MacLachlan lives in Massachusetts.
Elizabeth Zunon is the illustrator of My Hands Sing the Blues, written by Jeanne Walker Harvey (Marshall Cavendish, 2011).
About Lala Salama, she says, “For me, the key to falling in love with a story is feeling a connection with the people and places native to the setting.”
Born in New York State, she grew up on the Ivory Coast, West Africa, and now lives in upstate New York.
“The Family I Call Mine” by Patricia MacLachlan, Graduation Appreciation Ceremony for MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults graduates at Hamline University. July 17, 2011. Introduction by Mary François Rockcastle. Part 1 of 2. Peek: “I talked too much. I stared out the window. I daydreamed. I started stories in class. I laughed inappropriately.”
8 thoughts on “Giveaway: Lala Salama by Patricia MacLachlan, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon”
Patricia MacLachlan is one of my favorite authors of all time, I would love to win a copy of this book. I know a special little someone who will need some lullabies . . . just the words Lala Salama sound like a lullaby. You can find me at email@example.com
This books sounds absolutely beautiful and would be wonderful for my daughter, due in January!
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I *adore* Patricia MacLachlan and this would be a great addition to our library of books for our African son. 🙂 I'm over at sproutsbookshelf at gmail dot com.
Thank you for this post and giveaway! It was great fun to illustrate "Lala Salama"! 🙂
Thanks to everyone who's entered so far–keep 'em coming!
Elizabeth, congratulations on your new release. It's absolutely gorgeous!
This book would be perfect for a spiecal upcoming baby shower I am attending at an incredible price for a college student ! Lindsey firstname.lastname@example.org (yes, that is two L's at the beginning 🙂 )
What a beautiful book. This would go perfectly with the theme I am using in my library this school year, One World, Many Stories.
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Ooooh, am I in time? Looks WONDERFUL!
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