Sleep Well, Siba And Saba by Nansubuga Nagadya IsdahlSleep Well, Siba And Saba by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl

Sleep Well, Siba And Saba

byNansubuga Nagadya IsdahlIllustratorSandra Van Doorn

Picture Books | October 1, 2017

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Forgetful sisters Siba and Saba are always losing something. Sandals, slippers, sweaters-you name it, they lose it. When the two sisters fall asleep each night, they dream about the things they have lost that day. Until, one night, their dreams begin to reveal something entirely unexpected. With playful illustrations and a lullaby-like rhythm, this heart-warming story set in Uganda is truly one to be treasured.

Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl was born in the United States to Ugandan parents. For more than ten years, she has worked in international development in East and Southern Africa.Sandra van Doorn was born in France and now lives in Australia. She attended art classes at Emily Carr University in Vancouver before embarking on her career as a ch...
Title:Sleep Well, Siba And SabaFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 9.5 × 9.5 × 0.3 inPublished:October 1, 2017Publisher:Lantana PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1911373099

ISBN - 13:9781911373094


Editorial Reviews

"A picture book that will transport readers to another place and time.where dreams come to life. Siba and Saba, two brown-skinned sisters wearing cornrowed hair, constantly lose things: shoes, scarves, sweaters, and more. They do, however, always keep track of each other. When they sleep, they dream of finding all they've lost. But one night, when Papa sings 'Sula bulungi, Siba and Saba,' as he always does, they dream not of lost things but of delightful new found things. Soon, the dreams come true in a way that portends a bright future for them both. Ugandan-American first-time author Isdahl weaves Ugandan culture into the tale by incorporating Luganda, the language of Uganda, into Papa's good-night song, through characters' names, and through the flora and fauna Siba and Saba encounter. And van Doorn, a French artist based in Australia, brings the whimsical story of these close-knit sisters vibrantly to life with colorful images of Ugandan plants, animals, and places the sisters encounter. Working in pastels and digital art, van Doorn integrates fanciful details and unusual shapes and patterns into the artwork and in so doing, creates a visually sumptuous story. This imaginative international tale will delight readers of all ages."-starred, Kirkus Reviews