Algy loves to encourage reading, so here’s a wee challenge for you 🙂
Question 1: How many different types of bird NOT INCLUDING ALGY appear in The Tree with a Golden Heart? Only count species that are actually named, such as “wren”, and not general descriptions such as “seabirds”, and don’t count individuals, just species – for example, if there are 20 starlings in the book (which there are not!) that would just count as 1 type of bird.
Question 2: There is a long poem in The Tree with a Golden Heart which is a pastiche of a very well-known poem from English literature (long out of copyright). What is the title of the original poem which is pastiched, and who was the original author?
Question 3: In The Tree with a Golden Heart, only a very special medicine can help Algy’s sick friend. What are the ingredients of that special medicine – be careful to be precise!
Question 4: At one point in the book, Algy encounters a false guide. What kind of creature is the false guide?
Question 5: What is the FAMILY name of the mice in The Tree with a Golden Heart? Ignore the prefix “Wee” which applies to the names of all the mice. (In English the family name appears after the given name – for example, the family name of Jane Smith is Smith.)
N.B. The Kindle ebook edition of The Tree with a Golden Heart is FREE TO DOWNLOAD all weekend, from all Amazon sites around the world, to help you find the answers to these questions 🙂
Please send your answers to Algy via Tumblr’s messaging system.
For the 1st correct answer Algy receives to each
question: a beautiful 2016 desk calendar with colour illustrations from
The Tree with a Golden Heart and A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird (one
illustration per month)
For the 2nd correct answer Algy receives
to each question: a signed copy of the paperback edition of The Tree
with a Golden Heart
For the 3rd correct answer Algy receives
to each question: a beautiful square greetings card from Algy (signed) with a
colour picture of one of the illustrations from The Tree with a Golden
Heart. If you are also due a postcard from the Kindle photo challenge, you will receive that as well 🙂
ONLY ONE 1ST PRIZE AND ONE 2ND PRIZE AND ONE POSTCARD PER PERSON!
the first correct answer to a question is received from someone who has
already won a 1st prize, that person will receive the 2nd prize for that question, and
the next person to submit a correct answer will receive the 1st prize,
and so on.
FINAL DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ANSWERS: MIDDAY MONDAY 4TH JANUARY (GMT)
The competition will close at midday on Monday 4th January (GMT)