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    Children of the Quicksands

    £7.99
    In a remote Nigerian village, twelve-year-old Simi is desperate to uncover a family secret. But it's when she's caught in the red quicksand of a forbidden lake that her adventure truly begins. Can she bring her family back together and restore peace to the village?
    ISBN: 9781913322366
    AuthorEfua Traore
    Pub Date03/06/2021
    BindingPaperback
    Pages288
    Availability: In Stock




    In a remote Nigerian village, twelve-year-old Simi is
    desperate to uncover a family secret ...
    WINNER OF THE 2019 TIMES/CHICKEN HOUSE CHILDREN'S
    FICTION COMPETITION


    'A joy of a book:
    rich, warm, powerful storytelling' KATHERINE
    RUNDELL



    'A thrilling adventure
    bright with the gorgeous colours of Nigeria - glorious!' JASBINDER
    BILAN



    'A magical adventure in a beautiful setting' SOPHIE
    ANDERSON



    City girl Simi is sent to stay with her long-lost grandmother
    in a remote Nigerian village. There's no TV, internet or phone. Not
    a single human-made sound can be heard at night, just the noise
    of birds and animals rustling in the dark forest outside.


    Her witchlike grandmother dispenses advice and herbal medicine
    to the village, but she's tight lipped about their family history.
    Something must have happened, but what?


    Determined to find out, Simi disobeys her grandmother and goes
    exploring. Caught in the sinking red quicksand of a forbidden lake,
    her fantastical journey begins ...





    A richly imagined magical fantasy adventure set in West
    Africa by a prize-winning new voice in children's writing.


    Introduces readers to Yoruba myths and legends whilst
    showcasing the wealth of culture, traditions, adventure,
    fun, joy, celebrations, music, pride and love found in
    Nigeria.

    Beautifully explores themes of grief and belonging.


    Efua is the winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize
    2018.

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    In a remote Nigerian village, twelve-year-old Simi is
    desperate to uncover a family secret ...
    WINNER OF THE 2019 TIMES/CHICKEN HOUSE CHILDREN'S
    FICTION COMPETITION


    'A joy of a book:
    rich, warm, powerful storytelling' KATHERINE
    RUNDELL



    'A thrilling adventure
    bright with the gorgeous colours of Nigeria - glorious!' JASBINDER
    BILAN



    'A magical adventure in a beautiful setting' SOPHIE
    ANDERSON



    City girl Simi is sent to stay with her long-lost grandmother
    in a remote Nigerian village. There's no TV, internet or phone. Not
    a single human-made sound can be heard at night, just the noise
    of birds and animals rustling in the dark forest outside.


    Her witchlike grandmother dispenses advice and herbal medicine
    to the village, but she's tight lipped about their family history.
    Something must have happened, but what?


    Determined to find out, Simi disobeys her grandmother and goes
    exploring. Caught in the sinking red quicksand of a forbidden lake,
    her fantastical journey begins ...





    A richly imagined magical fantasy adventure set in West
    Africa by a prize-winning new voice in children's writing.


    Introduces readers to Yoruba myths and legends whilst
    showcasing the wealth of culture, traditions, adventure,
    fun, joy, celebrations, music, pride and love found in
    Nigeria.

    Beautifully explores themes of grief and belonging.


    Efua is the winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize
    2018.