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Sleep Well, Siba and Saba

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.

"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." — Kirkus Reviews


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"The story twists when, one night, the two sisters do not dream of their lost sweaters, silver sandals, and bedroom slippers. Instead, they dream of finding two unlikely objects: a silver shilling and a school uniform. When they wake up, they are surprised to discover more than they ever expected.... The expressive and elegant artwork, with references to Ugandan tales makes the journey to the world of Siba and Saba more delightful." — School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl
Illustrator Sandra Van Doorn
ISBN 1911373099
Publication Date Oct 1, 2017
Publisher Lantana Pub
Language English