Competition: Win a family trip to France

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To celebrate this year's Children's Bookshow author tour, The Independent, The Children's Bookshow and Puy du Fou are offering readers the chance to win a trip to the Puy du Fou history park in the Vendée region of western France. The prize, for two adults and two children, consists of tickets for two days at Puy du Fou, two nights hotel accommodation and breakfast, travel by Eurostar to Angers, and shuttle to Puy du Fou.

At Puy du Fou visitors embark on journeys through time to enjoy lavish enactments (right: the Viking area) , with 25 restaurants, three themed hotels and 50 green hectares: www.puydufou.com/uk

Three runners-up will win a copy of Little Leap Forward by Guo Yue and Clare Farrow, Michael Rosen's A to Z of the Best Children's Poetry and a subscription to the Children's Poetry Bookshelf: www. childrenspoetrybookshelf.co.uk

The Children's Bookshow 2009 begins this morning with Michael Rosen appearing in Bexhill. It continues until 25 November with events in London, Manchester, Oxford, Newcastle, Ilkley and Liverpool. See the programme at: www.thechildrensbookshow.com

Competition Questions

1. Who did the hero of Daniel Morden's story 'Fearless' (Barrington Stoke) fall in love with and marry?

2. Why did the farmer's wife return to the lake in Malachy Doyle's 'Lake of Shadows'? (Pont Books)

3. How long did it take Loris, in Alexis Deacon's 'Slow Loris' (Red Fox), to eat a satsuma?

Tiebreaker: Think of an alternative name for Little Leap Forward's best friend Little Little in Guo Yue and Clare Farrow's 'Little Leap Forward' (Barefoot).

Please send your answers by 30 November 2009 on a postcard only, with your name and address, to:

The Children's Bookshow
PO Box 64341
London NW6 9NN

Terms and conditions: All 'Independent' competition rules apply: www.independent.co.uk/legal. Instructions form part of the rules. Only UK residents aged 18 and over may enter. The closing date is 30 November 2009. The winning entry is the one judged the best and judges' decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

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