Good Reading : December January 2016
GOOD READING DECEMBER 2015 / JANUARY 2016 33 In a death-defying taxi with no windows I was flown along the roads in a howling gale. I sat directly behind the driver, hoping he would act as an air bag when the inevitable collision came. In that position I couldn’t see the worst that was happening around us, like pedestrians peeling off our fenders. Lydia Laube is no stranger to near-death experiences. She encounters many on the five journeys she takes to discover Myanmar, or Burma, as it was known on the first three of these trips. Lydia chooses the route less travelled in this wondrous land of pagodas and paddy fields. Under Myanmar’s spell, she pays homage to the world’s biggest python, visits the world’s largest book and falls in love with a little horse called Madonna. To enter tell, us the name of the little horse. Write your answer on the back of an envelope and mail to: From Burma to Myanmar Competition, Good Reading, 14/7 Rosebery Place, Balmain NSW 2041 or enter on our website at goodreadingmagazine.com.au. When the skunk first appears in the man’s doorway, it’s a strange but possibly harmless event. But then the skunk appears to follow him and there is an increasingly frantic chase through the city: through a carnival, a cemetery and even the opera house. Finally – out of sheer desperation – themanbuysahomeinanew neighbourhood to escape the creature’s attention, only to find himself missing something ... To enter, tell us one of the places to which the skunk follows the man. Write your answer on the back of an envelope and mail to The Skunk Competition, Good Reading, 14/7 Rosebery Place, Balmain NSW 2041 or enter on our website at goodreadingmagazine.com.au. goodreadingmagazine.com.au. Win one of five copies of The Skunk by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell, valued at $19.95 each. Win one of five copies of From Burma to Myanmar by Lydia Laube valued at $24.95 each. Win! Win a true tale of Burmese adventure or a story about a persistent skunk. Competitions Terms and conditions 1. Entry is open to all residents of Australia and New Zealand. 2. Employees and the immediate families of the promoter and agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible. 3. The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. 4. The first entries drawn from each competition will win a copy of the book. 5. The promoter accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected mail. 6. The winners of the prizes will be published on the Good Reading website in February 2016. Win! Win! Win! Win! Win! Win! Win! Win! Win! Win! Win! Visit our Facebook page every day from 1 December for great giveaways!